Master of Arts (MA)
Functional Behavioral Assessment is a multi-method set of strategies used to determine a particular behaviors purpose. This method, currently seen as the gold standard for creating behavioral interventions, has since 1997 been required by law for a number of special education concerns. While there is a great deal of data supporting the use of function based interventions for populations with low incidence disabilities, little has been done to analyze their effectiveness for more typically developing children. Given that functional behavioral assessment can be quite time consuming and requires prior training the purpose of this study is to compare function based interventions to empirically validated non function based interventions for more typically developing children exhibiting problem behaviors within a general education setting.
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Vance, Michael J., "Function based interventions versus non-function based interventions within a general education setting" (2008). LSU Master's Theses. 2864.
Frank M. Gresham