Functional Behavioral Assessment: A Case Study

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What is the purpose of a functional behavioral assessment (FBA)? Identify two situations in which an FBA must be conducted by the IEP team. According to Yell (2016), an FBA is a process that searches for an explanation of the purpose behind a problem behavior (p. 302). Morin (n.d) describes the steps of and FBA on the Understood Website: Step #1: Defining the inappropriate behavior. “Using vague words to describe your child’s behavior can make it harder to gather the best information. Saying that your child is “disruptive” doesn’t give enough information. And it could mean different things to different people. Instead, it’s important to describe the behavior in an objective, specific way. For example, you or a teacher might say that your…show more content…
According to Yell (2016), “the IDEA contains specific requirements concerning parental access rights. The regulations require that the parents of a child with a disability shall be afforded an opportunity to inspect and review all educational records with the respect to identification, evaluation, and educational placement of the child” (pg. 267). The right that parents have to view their records is in correlation to The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The U.S Department of Education (2015) states “As a parent, you have the right to review your child's education records and to request changes under limited circumstances. To protect your child's privacy, the law generally requires schools to ask for written consent before disclosing your child's personally identifiable information to individuals other than you.” In Yell’s (2016) text he listen the Confidentiality Notice. This notices proves the information that IDEA requires public schools to supply parents of students with…show more content…
Student injury is something that schools can/will unfortunately deal with on a regular basis. It is important that schools have plans in place to prevent the possibility of being liable for student injury. Yell (2016), list the responsibility schools have to avoid liability for student injury • Develop written school district polices regarding care and supervision on students- These can typically be found in your district and schools staff handbooks • Train administrators, teacher, paraprofessionals, and other staff responsible for care and supervision of students- This can be done through building and district wide professional development opportunities • Have the IEP team address potential safety risk for students with disabilities- This can be done though a safety plan. It is also important that will be using confidentiality that IEP teams inform the rest of the school of possible safety risk for the student in the even the student would be around then. When I write plans for kids on how we are going to address different behaviors we see with students in the classroom, I have all preschool paras and both morning and afternoon teachers read the plans, in the event they would have to cover in the class they aren’t normally in. I also provided a copy for any substitutes that may come into our

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