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ERIC Number: EJ895557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
The Use of Functional Behavioural Assessment for Students with Challenging Behaviours: Current Patterns and Experience of Australian Practitioners.
O'Neill, Sue; Stephenson, Jennifer
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v10 p65-82 2010
With the growing adoption of the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) system state-wide in New South Wales, Australia, it was of interest to determine the readiness of behaviour specialists to conduct Functional Behaviour Assessments (FBA) as part of the third tier of School-wide PBS provision. This article presents the findings from a survey conducted with 86 behaviour specialists employed by NSW DET in metropolitan Sydney. Seventy four participants (86%) reported some form of training in FBA, 85 (99%) had used indirect assessments, all reported using direct assessment methods, and, 40 (46.5%) had written a FBA based behaviour intervention plan (BIP). Suggestions for priority training and preferred delivery options are outlined. (Contains 4 tables.)
University of Newcastle. School of Education, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia