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Functional Behavioral Assessment & Behavioral Intervention Plans

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.


Center For Effective Collaboration and Practice
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Functional Behavioral Assessment: e-Learning Course
developed by Dr. Lori Newcomer, 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: Special Connections
Utah’s Behavior Initiative


University of Kansas: Special Connections