ERIC Number: ED438662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Link between Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs). ERIC Digest E592.
Jolivette, Kristine; Scott, Terrance M.; Nelson, C. Michael
This Digest discusses provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that require functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) and behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) to be conducted prior to a change in placement or suspension for more than 10 days, based on inappropriate behaviors for students with disabilities. It presents the following 10-step process to help school personnel infuse data from the FBA into the BIP: (1) determine the function of the undesired behavior; (2) determine an appropriate replacement behavior; (3) determine when the replacement behavior should occur; (4) design a teaching sequence; (5) manipulate the environment to increase the probability of success; (6) manipulate the environment to decrease the probability of failure; (7) determine how positive behavior will be reinforced; (8) determine consequences for instances of problem behavior; (9) develop a data collection system; and (10) develop behavioral goals and objectives. Educators are urged to view the IDEA mandates on FBAs and BIPS as a single, continuous process rather than as a separate process and a subsequent product. (Contains 10 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Modification, Data Collection, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Federal Legislation, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Individualized Education Programs, Intervention, Positive Reinforcement, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Suspension
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act