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ERIC Number: EJ846066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
Functional Assessment Based Intervention Plans in Alternative Educational Settings in the USA: A Case Study
Biniker, Kristi L.; Pindiprolu, Sekhar S.
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v9 n1 p68-77 Spr 2008
In the United States, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) mandates functional assessment based behavioral support plans for all students with disabilities who display challenging behavior. However, very few studies have been undertaken to examine the effectiveness of the functional assessment-based behavioral plans with high school students in alternative settings. In this study, we present a case study of a high school student with behavior disorders attending an alternative school. First, we conducted indirect and direct functional assessments to identify the functions of the problem behaviors. Next, using a "competing behavior model" we developed a multi-component behavior intervention plan based on the functional assessment data. The effectiveness of the intervention plan, limitations, and implications for practice are discussed. (Contains 6 figures.)
International Association of Special Education. c/o College of Education, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774. Tel: 928-523-8979; Fax: 928-523-1929; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act