Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
What We Do
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is a process for gathering information about the cause or function of challenging behavior. This information is used to develop efficient and effective behavioral interventions. The functional assessment process includes the use of questionnaires, rating scales, behavioral observation and functional analysis (systematic environmental manipulation) when appropriate to determine the underlying causes for maladaptive behavior.
Functional Behavioral Assessments are conducted by one of our staff BCBA's who are experienced in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as other at-risk populations. Depending on the referral concern(s), assessments may be conducted at our Center (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ), or in the individual's school based and/or home-based program.
For more information or to schedule a Functional Behavior Assessment, please call (or email) Meghan at 201-660-8270.
Skills We Develop (adapted from O’Neill, Horner, Albin, Sprague, Storey, & Newton, 1997)
A clear description of the problem behavior
Identification of triggers
Identification of consequences that maintain problem behavior
Direct Observational Data