ERIC Number: EJ785292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Reference Count: 63
The Future of Functional Behavioral Assessment in School Settings
Scott, Terrance M.; Kamps, Debra M.
Behavioral Disorders, v32 n3 p146-157 May 2007
Although FBA has been a familiar term to those in special education for over 30 years, its formal inclusion into IDEA is relatively recent. Currently, agreement as to the nature, context, and application of the FBA process is, at best, confusing and, at worst, inadequate to direct elective practice in schools. An analysis of the issues that define FBA as an evidence-based practice in special education lead to the conclusion that function, efficiency, and context are keys to effective implementation of FBA as a school-based practice. Also included is an introduction to the articles in this special issue that serve to clarify future direction in addressing these issues.
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Special Needs Students, Educational Environment, Teacher Role, Intervention, Context Effect
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site: http://www.ccbd.net/behavioraldisorders/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED502720