Focusing on the Function of Behavior Within the Context of DBI
The purpose of this training is to gain foundational knowledge of how all behavior serves a purpose or function. This foundational knowledge is core to understanding behavior, supporting students with challenging behavior, and diagnosing the function of behavior and developing effective behavioral interventions. This module introduces function of behavior and provides suggestions for how you can use this understanding within the context of a data-based individualization (DBI) process. While this module briefly mentions the role of a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA), this is not the focus of this module. This module builds on content covered in the Behavior Basics: Understanding Principles of Behavior module. While this module provides a brief review of behavior basics, we recommend ensuring participants have a complete understanding of behavior basics, prior to engaging with this presentation.