Function Based Behavior Support Planning—FBAs and BIPs
All behavior is communication and understanding challenging behavior – it’s function and context - is the first step to addressing it. Our consultation assists educators in gaining the skills necessary to develop an effective FBA/BIP, as well as learning function based strategies to support students before their behavior becomes unmanageable.
When student behavior does begin to impede learning, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Article 7 may require school personnel to conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) upon which to create Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs). Our work with both General and Special Education teachers focuses on identifying when an FBA/BIP is necessary as well as learning the steps for conducting an effective FBA/BIP including:
- collecting and analyzing data to determine the maintaining function of a behavior
- understanding the critical components of an effective function-based BIP
- developing a progress monitoring plan that is efficient and effective
Professional development in this area is available to your school or school corporation, and can be individualized to meet your needs.
For more information please contact Deborah Reichmann