Functional Behavior Assessment

Logo: The Parents' Place of Maryland
Source: The Parents' Place of Maryland
Publication Date: February 2024

If your child struggles with behavior, schools may use a process to try to figure out what your child is saying through their behavior and come up with possible solutions. The idea is to prevent and teach rather than just wait and punish. This process is called functional behavioral assessment (FBA). Use this fact sheet to learn all about FBAs.

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