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ERIC Number: EJ846939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 106
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Functional/Structural Analysis: A Brief Review of Functional Assessment Studies Conducted with People with Challenging Behaviours
Chitiyo, Morgan S.
International Journal of Special Education, v20 n2 p102-110 2005
Since the re-authorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 functional assessment has become popular in designing interventions for people with challenging behaviour. The purpose of this study was to assess the applications of functional and structural analysis in the assessment of problem behaviour. The study analysed the extent to which studies either utilized functional or structural analysis methods and whether these studies were conducted in applied or analogue settings. Results of the study showed that 95% of the 101 studies were functional analysis studies while 5% were structural analysis studies. The studies also indicated that 94% of the studies were conducted in analogue settings against 6% conducted in applied settings. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act