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Functional Behavior Assessment & Diagnosis
Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) aim to clearly identify what problem behaviors a client is engaging in that may be impacting their ability to be fully included with their family, peers, and/or in school. These assessments determine the purpose the behavior is serving the client, or what the client is trying to ultimately communicate to others by engaging in problematic behaviors. This is done largely through observation and interview as behavior assessment is firmly rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis which looks at what is going on in the environment to determine the purpose of behaviors and how to then modify them. FBAs can be performed for clients at home or school. Assessment, Consultation & Treatment is a nonpublic agency certified in the State of California.
Many families seek out Functional Behavior Assessment in hope of getting their child to stop engaging in problem behaviors. These problem behaviors can include biting siblings or peers, other forms of aggression, tantrums, causing harm to themselves (biting or hitting themselves, picking and skin raking), repetitive behaviors, etc. Often times these behaviors have brought harm to the client or others, have brought negative attention to the child such as being bullied or left out, or are interfering with the family’s ability to carry out everyday tasks (i.e., have meals together, go out into the community as a family) or the child’s ability to learn at school and be part of their classroom.
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) includes: