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The Process of Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

Step Three: Functional Behavioral Assessment

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Functional Behavioral Assessment Checklist

  • Begin your direct observations and filling out the observation cards in your first meeting with the child.
  • Complete the functional assessment interview form as one of the final assessment activities
  • Review the information from the interview and your observation cards and then complete the final section of the functional assessment interview.
  • Develop your hypotheses from the information that you have gathered. There may be some hypotheses that you are unsure about. Collect additional information if you feel that the function is not clear to you.

Do’s and Dont's of Functional Assessment

ArrowNow that you have completed Step Three, let's proceed to
Step Four: Hypothesis Development.

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