Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Interventions: What Parents Need to Know

Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)

This document explains what are functional behavioral assessment and positive interventions for children with behavioral problems. Information about the requirements of IDEA 97 is provided, as well as an overview of current thinking on behavior. The basic steps in conducting a functional behavioral analysis are outlined, and common elements of a behavior plan are listed. The publication concludes with examples of behavior intervention strategies.

This resource is a part of the Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities – Parent Materials (2004, Archived).