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Functional Assessment

  1. 1. Functional Assessments<br />
  2. 2. Three Types of Assessments<br />Functional Analysis<br />Descriptive Assessment<br />Indirect Assessment<br />
  3. 3. Functional Analysis<br />A method used to determine the function of problem behavior<br />Problem behavior<br />Self-stimulation<br />Swiping materials<br />Hitting, kicking, spitting<br />Non-compliance<br />Inappropriate vocalizations<br />Any disruptive behaviors<br />
  4. 4. Functions<br />Attention (positive or negative)<br />Reinforcers (tangibles-toys or food)<br />Automatic positive reinforcement (self-stimulatory/stereotyped)<br />Escape (escape from demands)<br />
  5. 5. Different Conditions in an FA<br />Four Typical Conditions<br />Alone<br />Contingent Attention<br />toys<br />Contingent Escape<br />work<br />Control Condition<br />Christmas time<br />
  6. 6. Purpose of an FA<br />Once we know the function, we can design a specific intervention to address the problem behavior<br />Escape-Teach to request a break<br />Attention- NCR<br />
  7. 7. The End<br />Questions<br />Or <br />Comments?<br />

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