Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support: A Few Links
Please note: This page was developed in 2006, so it may contain out-of-date links. For the most current content about PBIS, please see PBIS org/.
Resources from government education agencies and special sites:
- Many US state education agencies have resources. Also, there are many state-wide centers or institutes for positive behavior intervention and support. Some of these links show the results of a Google search for “functional behavioral assessment” of the named state’s education Web site. Others point directly at state-wide offices for positive behavior supports and FBA:
District of Columbia PBIS
Florida and Florida PBIS,
Illinois and Illinois PBIS,
New Hampshire PBIS,
New Jersey PBIS,
New Mexico PBIS,
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) of the New York State Education Department and New York PBIS,
Rhode Island PBIS,
West Virginia PBIS,
- Many local education agencies also have their own resources. Here are a few examples (results of Google searches for “functional behavioral assessment” on the agency’s Web site): Philadelphia (based on a Google search of the Philly site).
- National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) has a page with links that discusses functional behavioral assessment in another guise.
- Kentucky Council for Children with Behavior Disorders provided resources. There are multiple PDFs (gives results of a search of the site for “fba”) devoted to functional behavioral assessment
- J. Miller of Duquesne University provides an extensive introduction to functional behavioral assessment. This is a long-standing and valuable resource for information about FBA; it provides forms, slide shows, and links to articles.
- From Forest City Behavior & Development, one can get a 35-min Quicktime video of a slide-show presentation by Erin Wade on functional behavioral assessment. Entitled, “Functional Assessment or How to Get Your Behavior Programs to Work,” the presentation provides a basic overview of FBA. Link.
- S. Steingart’s site, School Psychology Resources Online (once hosted from the Office of Psychological Services, Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, MD, US), has a set of links
- For some of his classes, Harry Dangle of Georgia State University maintains a list of links about FBA from his Web pages. He may keep up with this topic better than I do, so check there.
- Writing for the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY by the old acronym), Barbara Smith & Mary Kate Gutiérrez have a set of resources about functional behavioral assessment.
- The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice maintains pages on FBA. The Web work is a mixed bag, but there are still some worthwhile directions there.
- The Student Support Services group at the University of South Florida provides extensive and useful information in a technical report called Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavioral Intervention Plans
- The Tri-State Consortium on Positive Behavior Support (US states of WV, PA, and VA) provided a useful introduction to FBA.
- Many professional journals often include articles about functional behavioral assessment: The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.
- The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) has a older page about functional behavioral assessment.
Resources from organizations and individuals:
In addition to these resources, there are also commercial firms offering materials related to functional behavioral assessment. Here are a few I’ve found.
- Wrightslaw, the well-known Web site for Pete and Pam Wright, has content on functional behavioral assessment.
- LRP Publications has a video tape recording by Gary Ruesch and Eric Hartwig entitled Functional Behavioral Assessments: How to Do Them Right! (scroll to find it among the others).
- Robert W. Montgomery of Georgia (US) offers a workshop that is An Introduction to Functional Behavioral Assessment: The Essentials of Compliance with IDEA from his R+einforcement Unlimited Web site.
- Software called !Obervse is available from PsychSoft.
- Ron Weinstein of the A.D.D. Center of New England provided his views about how to conduct an FBA.