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The Process of Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

Step Three: Functional Behavioral Assessment

Forms, Information Sheets and Worksheets


  • Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS):
  • Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Positive Behavior Support:
  • Tobin, T. J., & von Ravensberg, H. (2001). Parent’s guide to functional assessment and support. Eugene, OR: Educational and Community Supports, University of Oregon. Available for free at:


  • Carr, E.G., Levin, L., McConnachie, G., Carlson, J.I., Kemp, D.C., & Smith, C.E. (1994). Communication-based interventions for problem behavior: A user's guide for producing behavior change. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.
  • Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (1987). Applied Behavior Analysis.
    Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
  • Hieneman, M., Nolan, M., Presley, J., De Turo, L., Roberson, W., & Dunlap, G. (1999). Facilitator’s guide: Positive behavioral support. Positive Behavioral Support Project, Florida Department of Education.
  • O’Neill, R. E., Horner, R. H., Albin, R. W., Sprague, J. R., Storey, K., & Newton, J. S. (1997). Functional assessment and program development for problem behavior: A practical handbook. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.