Are you looking for training materials, videos, Powerpoint slideshows, or webinars on how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) of a student with disabilities or how to use the results of the FBA to write a behavior intervention plan (BIP) for the student? You can connect with many such resources here!
The collection of materials below has been reviewed and recommended by a working team of Parent Center staff from different regions of the country, coordinated by NE-PACT, the Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center, in collaboration with NH Parent Information Center. We’ve divided the resources by TYPE of resource for easier reference, as follows:
Basic Good Reads on FBAs and BIPs
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) & Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
A 2-page fact sheet from Parent to Parent of Georgia and the Georgia DOE, available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese. Scroll down the page until you see the title of this fact sheet (the list is roughly alphabetized). That’s where you’ll connect with the different language versions. http://p2pga.org/index.php/reading-materials
Positive Interventions for Students with Disabilities
Available in English and Spanish | This 2-page fact sheet of Advocates for Children of New York explains how schools create and use functional behavioral assessments to develop behavior intervention plans.
What is a Functional Behavioral Assessment and How Is It Used? An Overview for Parents
Available in English and Spanish| A 3-page fact sheet from the PACER Center.
Checklist for Behavior Support Plans Available in English and Spanish | Excerpted from “Behavior Issues and Special Education” by the Matrix Parent Network. The checklist is on the last page of the document. Other parts of the document are state-specific.
Sample Letter | Requesting Functional Assessment of Behavior and Positive Behavior Support Plan
From Bridges 4 Kids, here is a sample letter that a parent might write to the school of his or her child, describing how the child’s behavior is beginning to interfere with his or her learning and reaching IEP goals. The bulk of the sample letter is then devoted to requesting that the school conduct an FBA of the child’s behavior and develop an appropriate behavior plan. http://www.bridges4kids.org/IEP/FBAPBSsample.html
Webinars, Presentations, and Videos
Using a Functional Behavioral Assessment to Understand Behavior
Online Video Module, available in English and Spanish | This 14-minute online captioned module is available at YouTube. From the Utah Parent Center.
Functional Behavioral Assessment: Identifying the Reasons for Problem Behavior and Developing a Behavior Plan
Online Training Module | This module from the IRIS Center explores the basic principles of behavior and the importance of discovering the reasons that students engage in problem behavior. The steps to conducting a functional behavioral assessment and developing a behavior plan are described.
Behavior Assessment, Plans, and Positive Supports
Why is the student exhibiting this behavior? Behavioral assessments can help you answer that question–which, in turn, will help you provide appropriate positive behavior supports. Here’s a webpage from our Behavior Suite.
Resources for Parents
Available in English and Spanish | The webpage provides parents and guardians with suggestions and ideas for becoming actively involved with Positive Behavior Support at their child’s school. The information is divided into two sections: Parent Involvement in Universal Intervention Planning, and Parent Involvement in the Development of Individualized Behavior Intervention Plans.
Examples of Positive Behavior Support Plans This webpage of the Association for Positive Behavior Support will connect you with a great deal of information about PBS at home, at school, and in independent living. It also includes six helpful examples of positive behavior support plans, each developed to address the behavior-related needs of a different child, youth, or adult. http://www.apbs.org/new_apbs/families.html#pbs-plan-examples
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