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What is this student trying to communicate with his behavior?

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A resource collection compiled by and for Parent Centers.
Coordinated by the NE Parent Center Assistance & Collaboration Team/ Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center @ SPAN in collaboration with NH Parent Information Center
Many, many thanks go out to the Development and Review Team! November 2017   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 listed 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:

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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.

English |  https://tinyurl.com/le2rlb6 Spanish | https://tinyurl.com/yarn392l

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.

English |  http://www.pacer.org/parent/php/php-c215a.pdf Spanish | http://www.pacer.org/parent/php/php-c215a(s).pdf

marked check boxes and big green pencilChecklist 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.

English | http://matrixparents.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Behavior.packet.rev11.14_Eng.pdf Spanish | http://matrixparents.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Behavior.packet_11.14_Span.pdf

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

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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.

English | https://youtu.be/aL1eHt8DR7U Spanish | https://youtu.be/7qSCUy-WBJc?list=PL0Ifs2Vo5bLzK-j_DipqeNxNn4A78ot6W

Logo of the IRIS CenterFunctional 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. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/fba/

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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. Webpage at the Center for Parent Information and Resources, part of its Behavior Suite. https://www.parentcenterhub.org/behavassess/

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.

English | http://www.njpbs.org/resources_for_parents/resources_for_parents.html Spanish | http://www.njpbs.org/resources_for_parents/Recursos_para_familias.html

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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