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Developing a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)

In some instances, behavioral challenges can be a major impediment to educational success. Behavioral issues negatively impact attendance, suspensions/expulsions, engagement, access to instruction, and school climate and culture. Students with challenging behaviors or intensive social-emotional needs may require the support of a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) to function successfully in the school setting. In order to create a meaningful, individualized BIP, a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) must first be conducted.