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Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP)

Functional Behavioral Assessment:

A functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is a process to identify the function of a student’s behavior. The information collected during the FBA process should be used to create effective behavior supports and plans.


Behavioral Intervention Plans

Behavioral intervention plans (BIP) are detailed plans that include data gathered during the FBA such as function, frequency, severity, consequence, etc.  The BIP also includes specific information regarding the target behavior, behavior goals, etc., in addition steps are proposed to decrease occurrences of inappropriate behavior and to increase occurrences of desired or replacement behaviors.  The plan should also include information on progress monitoring and review of the plan.


Resources and Tools

Provided  below are lists of both resources and tools.  Some of the links may take you to the same website, links under tools will go directly to the specific tools for FBAs and BIPs while the links under the resource heading are more informational.

Resources

Center For Effective Collaboration and Practice

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

Colorado Department of Education: FBA Fact Sheet

Functional Behavioral Assessment: e-Learning Course

 developed by Dr. Lori Newcomer, University of Missouri-Columbia

Functional Behavioral Assessment: Video Presentation

developed by Dr. Tim Lewis, University of Missouri-Columbia

LD Online: Developing Behavioral Intervention Plans: A Sequential Approach

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Nebraska Advocacy Services, Tips for Parents: Behavioral Intervention Plans

University of Kansas: Circle of Inclusion (Currently unavailable)

University of Kansas: Special Connections

Utah’s Behavior Initiative

Writing Behavioral Intervention Plans Based on Functional Behavior Assessments: Making Data Based Decisions to Change Behavior

Tools

Behavior Doctor: Positive Interventions and Effective Strategies

Center For Effective Collaboration and Practice

University of Kansas: Special Connections

University of Kansas, Circle of Inclusion Project (Currently unavailable)

Utah Behavior Initiative