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Functional Behavioral Assessment

Scope Note: 
Procedure for identifying the purpose of inappropriate, problem behavior of individuals by determining the cause, or function, of the behavior --In this type of assessment, evaluators look "beyond the behavior" and provide information to support interventions that directly address motivation rather than advocate discipline or punishment
Category: Individual Development and Characteristics
Broader Terms
Evaluation Methods
Narrower Terms
Use this term instead of
Functional Analysis
Functional Assessment
Related Terms
Behavior Modification
Behavior Problems
Individualized Education Programs
Positive Behavior Supports
Added to ERIC: 10/1/2002