Functional Behavior Assessment: Definition & Examples


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Why is the functional behavior assessment important?

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1. How does a functional behavior assessment work?

2. Mary was the school guidance counselor and conducted interviews with Jimmy's teacher and principal regarding his problem behaviors. What form of observation is Mary executing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are available to help you see what you know about functional behavior assessments. For the quiz, you need to understand why this assessment is important and its purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These learning resources help gauge your knowledge of:

  • Forms of observation
  • A category of hypothesis
  • Purposes of a functional behavior assessment
  • Why the functional behavior assessment is important

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a form of observation and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on functional behavior assessments
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why this assessment is so important

Additional Learning

Cover more about these topics with the lesson, Functional Behavior Assessment: Definition & Examples. This lesson is useful in helping you go over more topics, such as:

  • How an FBA is performed
  • Replacement behavior
  • Components of a functional behavior assessment