Functional Behavior Assessment(FBA) Methods

Did you know a functional behavior assessment (FBA) helps with learning the reason/function for the behavior? There is a reason/function for any behavior. Reasons can be about wanting a break from an assignment (escape), wanting an item or to do a preferred activity(tangibles), wanting to make themselves feel good (sensory), or wanting to be noticedContinue reading “Functional Behavior Assessment(FBA) Methods”

Functional Communication Training (FCT)

What is Functional Communication Training (FCT)? Functional Communication Training (FCT) is a communication procedure in which teaches an alternative behavior/response that results in the same reinforcement used to maintain the problem behavior/response. Through FCT, differential reinforcement is implemented to reinforce the new communicative response/behavior and puts the problem behavior that was maintained by reinforcement onContinue reading “Functional Communication Training (FCT)”

Functional Behavior Assessments

What are functional behavior assessments (FBAs)? Functional behavior assessments (FBAs) are a systematic process for figuring out the functions/reasons for behaviors. Behaviors can be occurring for sensory, attention, escape/avoidance, and/or access to tangibles. There can be more than one function/reason an individual engages in a behavior. These assessments consist of indirect and direct assessments, as wellContinue reading “Functional Behavior Assessments”

Differential Reinforcement

This past week for my Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) part one course in college, I learned about differential reinforcement. Also, I learned differential reinforcement procedures applied in ABA therapy. So, what is differential reinforcement? Differential reinforcement means reinforcing specific social behaviors/responses in a particular situation or event while withholding reinforcement for other target behaviors/responses. DifferentialContinue reading “Differential Reinforcement”