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Functional Behavior Analysis: Assessment & Intervention Plan

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Functional Behavior Analysis by Tara Warwick, an expert occupational therapist with two decades of experience, is a comprehensive guide designed to tackle challenging behaviors in children. Through a detailed exploration of three critical sections: Building Connections, Assessment in Four Steps, and Behavior Intervention Plan, this book offers practical strategies for early intervention, fostering positive behaviors, and enhancing both social-emotional health and academic success.

Age group: School-aged children

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  • Functional Behavior Analysis

    Age Group : 3 years and over

    Functional Behavior Analysis is a groundbreaking book penned by Tara Warwick, an occupational therapist with over twenty years of experience working with children facing developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors. This book is divided into three insightful parts: Building Connections, Assessment in Four Steps, and Behavior Intervention Plan, each designed to equip educators, parents, and therapists with the knowledge and tools needed to support children with complex needs.

    In this book, Warwick shares her extensive expertise and compassionate insights, emphasizing the critical need for early intervention and the positive impacts it has on children's lives. The book is not just a manual but a call to action for all involved in a child's life to work together towards fostering understanding, empathy, and support.

    Key Highlights include:

    • Building Connections: Understand the fundamental importance of developing strong, empathetic relationships with children to improve their behavior and social interactions.
    • Assessment in Four Steps: A step-by-step guide to conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA), focusing on understanding the "why" behind challenging behaviors through systematic data collection and analysis.
    • Behavior Intervention Plan: Detailed instructions on creating and implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) that targets teaching new, positive replacement behaviors and skills, rather than solely focusing on eliminating negative behaviors.

    Notable Insights:

    • Early behavioral issues are a predictor of future challenges; hence, early intervention is crucial.
    • The book emphasizes that behavior is a form of communication, highlighting the need to listen and understand the underlying needs of children.
    • Strategies for fostering better relationships, which in turn lead to improved behavior.
    • The importance of co-regulation in teaching self-regulation skills.

    Practical Strategies Offered:

    • Identifying and teaching replacement skills based on the behavior's hypothesized function.
    • Implementation of antecedent interventions to prevent challenging behaviors.
    • Techniques for reinforcing positive behaviors and reducing undesirable ones.
    • Developing a comprehensive crisis intervention plan.

    Functional Behavior Analysis is an essential resource for anyone committed to the well-being and success of children with challenging behaviors. Tara Warwick's approach is both evidence-based and heart-centered, focusing on intervention strategies that promote positive development and inclusive environments for all children.

    You may also be interested in the book "PROCESSING SPEED | Improving Performance Strategies".

  • 1. Building Connections
    -About me 
    -The model 
    -Safe, Social Environment
    -Teaching skills to support advocacy and engagement
    -Monitoring Progress
    -What if Behavior Occurs
    -The Art of Collaboration

    2. Assessment in Four Steps
    -What is a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)?
    -Define the behavior
    -Collect Data
    -Analyze the Data
    -Create a Hypothesis

    3. Behavior Intervention Plan
    -What is a Behavior Intervention Plan?
    -What a behavior plan is not?
    -Steps for creating a behavior intervention plan
    1. Identify replacement skills and goals based on hypothesis
    2. Identify antecedent interventions (preventative strategies)
    3. Teach and reinforce the replacement skills
    4. Determine strategies for reinforcing the replacement behavior/skill
    5. Identify strategies for reducing the target behavior
    6. Create a Crisis Intervention Plan
    7. Determine data collection methods
    8. Implement, evaluate, modify, and monitor
    9. Create a plan of action

  • Type: Paper (Spiral Binding) or PDF file
    SKU: EN-EB1130
    Number of pages: 166
    Dimensions: 8.26 x 11.69 inches
    Author: Tara Warwick, OTD, MS, OTR/L
    Year of publication: 2024

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