Functional Behavior Assessment

The Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) learning module describes a process used to understand the purpose or function of a specific toddler behavior that is particularly challenging for the toddler and family to the extent that it negatively affects their quality of life. The FBA process involves collecting information through the use of observation, interviews, and record reviews.

This learning module includes step-by-step guidance on how to set target behaviors and collect baseline data prior to developing a hypothesis, or best guess, and creating an intervention plan. The module also includes examples of specific strategies for gathering needed information and offers guidance for using data to determine the behavior hypothesis and creating an intervention plan.