The Use of a Functional Behavioral Assessment-Based Self Management Intervention for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

Saleem `A. Rasheed, Ph. D.

Indiana University Northwest

Cecil Fore, III, Ph.D.

Harris-Stowe State University


Arthur Jones, Ed. S.

McConnell Middle School

Latisha Smith, Ph.D.

Harris-Stowe State University


The research literature on the use of Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) to develop Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) for students with emotional/behavioral disorders, who present problem classroom behaviors for use in the schools, is well documented. There are school-wide, district-wide, and state-wide plans that are currently being implemented to satisfy the requirements imposed by IDEA (2004). The results from this study indicate that both participants experienced a significant reduction in their problem behaviors. The FBA-based self-management intervention procedure was both less intrusive on the teacher’s instructional time and effective, and can easily be incorporated into a student’s BIP.

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