Definitions for "Functional behavioral assessment"
Process for determining why a student engages in challenging behavior and how a student's behavior relates to the environment. This type of assessment can provide an IEP team with useful data in order to design effective behavior intervention plans that assist the student in developing more appropriate behaviors and reducing inappropriate behaviors.
A process of attempting to understand the purpose, motivation, and correlates of a problem behavior. The results of the process are informed hypotheses regarding the relationship between environmental events and other variables and the occurrence of the problem response; development of an understanding of various target responses; and the development of an appropriate behavior support and management plan.
is when the school district gathers information on a child and their behavior to determine the reason for that behavior.