Part 1: Functional Behavior Assessment Interviews
In Part 1, you will complete two functional behavior assessment interviews to research behaviors, their antecedents and consequences. Summarize the findings from each interview, and analyze the results.
Directions for interviews:
• Select two professionals who work with a student(s) in an early childhood setting.
• Schedule interviews with the two individuals.
• Use the following questions from the Functional Behavior Assessment Interview Guide to conduct the interviews:
o Describe any behaviors the student(s) exhibit throughout the day of concern to you.
o Of those behaviors, which is the one that concerns you the most and why?
o How often does the behavior occur? How long does it last?
o How would you measure the behavior?
o What is happening during the day when the behavior is most likely to occur?
o When is the behavior absent? What is happening during the day when the behavior is not occurring?
o With whom is the behavior most/least likely to occur?
o What triggers the behavior?
o How can you tell the behavior has been triggered?
o What usually happens after the behavior? Does the student(s) receive attention from adults or peers when the behavior occurs or just after the behavior?
o What is the likely function (intent) of the behavior? What does the student(s) get as a result of the behavior, or what is avoided by the behavior?
o What are some acceptable behaviors that could occur instead of this troubling behavior?
Part 2: Identification of a Target Behavior and Intervention
• From the analysis, identify and define a target behavior in which to intervene.
• From best practice literature, determine an intervention appropriate to the behavior.
• Analyze the advantages of the intervention for this behavior, including a decision about whether it will lead to greater access to learning experiences for the student(s