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