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What is a functional behavior assessment like?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: In a natural setting

Usually at school, a bcba or behavioral specialist observes a maladaptive behavior to determine its antecedent & its consequence e.
g., teacher response. (a, b, c) in this way, a plan can be made for either altering the situation that precipitates the behavior or change the consequence of the behavior so that it is extinguished after a brief "extinction burst" or escalation of the behavior.

In brief: In a natural setting

Usually at school, a bcba or behavioral specialist observes a maladaptive behavior to determine its antecedent & its consequence e.
g., teacher response. (a, b, c) in this way, a plan can be made for either altering the situation that precipitates the behavior or change the consequence of the behavior so that it is extinguished after a brief "extinction burst" or escalation of the behavior.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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