ERIC Number: EJ1026783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Assisting Students from Diverse Backgrounds with Challenging Behaviors: Incorporating a Culturally Attuned Functional Behavioral Assessment in Prereferral Services
Moreno, Gerardo; Wong-Lo, Mickie; Bullock, Lyndal M.
Preventing School Failure, v58 n1 p58-68 2014
The student population across U.S. schools has become increasingly diverse and has presented educators with a number of concerns in assisting students demonstrating challenging behaviors. Educators have historically had difficulties in distinguishing between cultural differences and genuine indicators of emotional and behavioral disorders. It is unfortunate that this difficulty has contributed to a disproportional representation of students from diverse backgrounds in the disability category of emotional and behavioral disorders. However, the functional behavioral assessment continues to serve as an effective process to better understand challenging behaviors, particularly when it is culturally attuned to the needs of diverse student populations. The authors discuss the significance in meeting the needs of diverse populations, provide an overview of the functional behavioral assessment process, and present considerations in creating a culturally attuned functional behavioral assessment.
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Behavior Problems, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Student Needs, Evaluation Methods, Data Collection, Interviews, Student Behavior, Cultural Relevance, Student Characteristics, Cultural Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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