The Teacher's Concise Guide to Functional Behavioral Assessment
- Raymond J. Waller - Troy University, USA, Piedmont College, GA
"Offers great suggestions on how to read and interpret important information for children with behavioral issues."
—Ramona Marquez, Director of Special Education
Hatch Valley Public Schools, Hatch, NM
Because every behavior has a reason behind it…
Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is a highly effective, student-centered approach to improving challenging behavior. The method helps educators figure out why students act the way they do and then make the appropriate environmental or instructional adjustments.
Ideal for general and special educators new to FBAs, this concise, accessible guidebook offers a practical overview of how to use classroom and behavioral assessment data to make the learning environment enjoyable for all—including the teacher. Readers will learn how to:
- Identify and understand the underlying factors of challenging behavior
- Observe, collect, and analyze classroom data
- Adopt evidence-based intervention strategies to correct problem behavior
- Prepare a proactive plan for serious disruptions
Blending light-hearted humor with personal experiences and case studies, the author provides concrete methods for positive, effective behavioral intervention.
“A concise presentation of a challenging topic area in an easy-to-read format for teachers.”
"Offers great suggestions on how to read and interpret important information for children with behavioral issues.”
“The information will be helpful to all educators and administrators as they become more responsible for completing FBA and creating BIPs.”
"Waller has once again done an excellent job of making applied behavior analysis principles and procedures easily understandable and applicable for special educators.”