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Monday, October 9, 2017

Free Conference Call #2 #FBA

I have found the conference calls I have been doing to be very successful so far. This is my second one about Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans. LISTEN HERE at this link
Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan

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October 9, 2017
The topic will be functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plans. Many parents are struggling with what to do when the child's behavior is affecting his learning. Too many "behavior contracts" are punitive and negative in nature, instead of being reinforcing and working as an incentive for the child.
Too many functional behavior assessments do not include parents or certain professional disciplines, and do not adequately identify the function of the behavior, or why the behavior is occurring. The school team tends to identify avoidance, escape, and attention seeking as reasons for a child's behavior. How can we work together to explore sensory, communication, learning and other reasons for a child's behavior? Without the right perspective or lens to inspect the underlying issues, the fix or solution will not work.
This leads to problems with what to do about the behavior, how to intervene, and how to assure research and evidence-based practices are properly implemented.
When a child is misbehaving at school, there is often a breakdown in trust or relationship between school and parents instead of a strong partnership. Everyone is frustrated, and the child suffers. This can even lead to a change of placement to a more restrictive environment and problems in the family system.

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