The ABC’s of Functional Behavior Assessment and the Development of Behavior Support Plans

Solandy Forte, PhD, LCSW, BCBA-D

Friday, June 21, 2019
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Hartford Public Library, Rm 026 – Use Arch Street Entrance
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Understanding the functions of challenging behavior can lead to identifying effective interventions to promote behavior change across home, school, and community settings. It is imperative that professionals understand the reasons why a client may be engaging in problematic behavior in order to help the treatment team in identifying:

  • pro-social behaviors to replace the need to engage in challenging behavior
  • preventative and management interventions
  • methods for monitoring the effectiveness of interventions

This seminar will describe the essential components of a Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and the process for translating findings into practice when developing a Behavior Support Plan (BSP). In addition, there will be an emphasis on collaborating with treatment team members when assessing and treating individuals with challenging behavior.

At the end of the seminar participates will be able to:

  • identify the four functions of behavior
  • identify both indirect and direct methods of assessments to use when conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
  • use and analyze Antecedent – Behavior – Consequence data
  • identify the essential components of a Behavior Support Plan (BSP)
  • examine a variety of antecedent and consequent strategies to include in a BSP