An Analysis of Selected Aspects of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans
Although functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans (FBA-BIP) are standard practices for students with disabilities, the research base on the nature of FBA-BIPs is limited as most record reviews were conducted before 2010. We examined key compliance components of FBA-BIPs for 304 students with disabilities in one large local education agency, including demographic differences in FBA-BIP adequacy, and whether two key components could predict FBA-BIP quality. Results indicated variability in the quality rating of key FBA-BIP components and differences in FBA-BIP adequacy by grade level. Furthermore, strong associations were found between the overall quality of the FBA-BIP and the function of behavior as well as whether strategies were matched to the function. We discuss limitations, future research, and implications for professional learning and development.
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Carlson, Alex; Lewis, Timothy J.; Brown, Christy; Hirsch, Shanna E.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Griffith, Catherine A. (2023), "An Analysis of Selected Aspects of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans", figshare SAGE Publications, doi: 10.25384/sage.c.6419545.v1