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Exploring And Utilizing The Concept Of Setting Conditions In The Functional Assessment Process

Jan 14, 2015 -- 7:30 pm
The practices of functional behavioral assessment and Positive Behavioral
Supports (PBS) are part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Amendments of 1997 (IDEA) (P.L. 105-17). Procedures and strategies associated
with functional assessment and PBS have been validated in the literature (Koegel,
Keogel, & Dunlap, 1996: Quinn, 2000; Tilly et al., 1998) and are essential in
structuring and implementing effective behavioral interventions. When
determining function of behavior, much of the literature has focused on the core
four functions of avoidance, escape, attention and control. Often these functions
are determined through the use of an antecedent behavior consequence (ABC)
analysis where the assessor analyzes the immediate temporal environmental
events surrounding the behavior (Asmus, Vollmer, & Borrero, 2002; Carr &
Durand, 1985; Crone & Horner, 2003). While analysis of the “core four” is
important and often productive, it is critical to consider those conditions that
prompted initial emergence of the target behavior(s). To read the entire article, please click:

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