Interventions created to alter challenging behaviour should be preceded by a thorough investigation into the purpose of the behaviour. Functional Assessment is a framework created to investigate the purpose, or function, of behaviour viewed as a problem. Careful analysis of the behaviour through interviews, questionnaires, rating scales and direct observations, are combined to form hypotheses pertaining to the reasons why a particular behaviour might be of value to the individual.
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Recommended CitationDesiree Villec (January 2010) Incorporating Student Self-reports in Functional Assessment, MA(Rsrch), ePublications@bond, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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