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ERIC Number: EJ862243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1539-4352
Linking Brief Functional Analysis to Intervention Design in General Education Settings
Ishuin, Tifanie
Behavior Analyst Today, v10 n1 p47-53 2009
This study focused on the utility and applicability of brief functional analysis in general education settings. The purpose of the study was to first identify the environmental variables maintaining noncompliance through a brief functional analysis, and then to design and implement a functionally equivalent intervention. The participant exhibited noncompliance in his preschool program. The brief functional analysis included the conditions as follows: ignore-no attention, attention, play, and escape. In this case, the brief functional analysis accurately identified the variables maintaining noncompliance. Once the environmental variable had been identified, an intervention was implemented that differentially reinforced other behavior. An ABA reversal design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan for 14 days. The results of this study demonstrated brief functional analysis as a practical assessment tool in general education settings as well as the marketability of their use by behavior analysts working in the least restrictive environments. (Contains 2 figures.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A