WWC Summary of Evidence for this Intervention

Functional Behavioral Assessment-based Interventions

Functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is an individualized problem-solving process for addressing student problem behavior. An assessment is conducted to identify the purpose or function of a student's problem behavior. This assessment process involves collecting information about the environmental conditions that precede the problem behavior and the subsequent rewards that reinforce the behavior. The information that is gathered is then used to identify and implement individualized interventions aimed at reducing problem behaviors and increasing positive behaviors. Accordingly, the studies evaluating FBA examine different FBA-based interventions identified for each student. FBA-based interventions can be used to address diverse problem behaviors, such as disruptive and off-task behaviors, noncompliance, and inappropriate social interactions.

Reviewed Research

December 2016
 
Outcome
domain
Effectiveness
rating
Studies meeting standards Grades
examined
Students Improvement
index
Problem behavior Potentially positive effects 8 studies meet standards K-12 21 N/A
Clarke, S., Dunlap, G., Foster-Johnson, L., Childs, K. E., Wilson, D., White, R., & Vera, A. (1995) K-6 3 N/A
Davis, D. H., Fredrick, L. D., Alberto, P. A., & Gama, R. (2012) 3-12 3 N/A
Dunlap, G., Foster-Johnson, L., Clarke, S., Kern, L., & Childs, K. E. (1995) 8 1 N/A
Dunlap, G., White, R., Vera, A., Wilson, D., & Panacek, L. (1996) 1-4 3 N/A
Hansen, B. D., Wills, H. P., Kamps, D. M., & Greenwood, C. R. (2014) 2-6 3 N/A
Kern, L., Delaney, B., Clarke, S., Dunlap, G., & Childs, K. (2001) 5 2 N/A
Losinski, M. L., Maag, J. W., Katsiyannis, A., & Ryan, J. B. (2015) 8 4 N/A
Mustian, A. L. (2011) 5 2 N/A
School engagement Potentially positive effects 15 studies meet standards K-12 32 N/A
Christensen, L., Renshaw, T. L., Caldarella, P., & Young, J. R. (2012) 4 2 N/A
Christensen, L., Young, K. R., & Marchant, M. (2004) 3 1 N/A
Clarke, S., Dunlap, G., Foster-Johnson, L., Childs, K. E., Wilson, D., White, R., & Vera, A. (1995) K-6 3 N/A
Davis, D. H., Fredrick, L. D., Alberto, P. A., & Gama, R. (2012) 3-12 2 N/A
Dunlap, G., Foster-Johnson, L., Clarke, S., Kern, L., & Childs, K. E. (1995) 8 1 N/A
Dunlap, G., White, R., Vera, A., Wilson, D., & Panacek, L. (1996) 1-4 3 N/A
Hagan-Burke, S., Gilmour, M. W., Gerow, S., & Crowder, W. C. (2015) 1-3 2 N/A
Hansen, B. D., Wills, H. P., Kamps, D. M., & Greenwood, C. R. (2014) 2-6 3 N/A
Janney, D. M., Umbreit, J., Ferro, J. B., Liaupsin, C. J., & Lane, K. L. (2013) 1-3 3 N/A
Kern, L., Childs, K., Dunlap, G., Clarke, S., & Falk, G. (1994) 5 1 N/A
Kern, L., Delaney, B., Clarke, S., Dunlap, G., & Childs, K. (2001) 5 2 N/A
Lane, K., Rogers, L., Parks, R., Weisenbach, J., Mau, A., Merwin, M., & Bergman, W. (2007) 1-8 1 N/A
Lane, K., Weisenbach, J., Little, M., Phillips, A., & Wehby, J. (2007) 1-2 1 N/A
Losinski, M. L., Maag, J. W., Katsiyannis, A., & Ryan, J. B. (2015) 8 4 N/A
Nahgahgwon, K. N., Umbreit, J., Liaupsin, C. J., & Turton, A. M. (2010) K-1 3 N/A
Social-emotional development N/A 3 studies meet standards 1-8 4 N/A
Kern, L., Starosta, K. M., Bambara, L. M., Cook, C. R., & Gresham, F. R. (2007) 4-8 2 N/A
Lane, K., Rogers, L., Parks, R., Weisenbach, J., Mau, A., Merwin, M., & Bergman, W. (2007) 1-8 1 N/A
Lane, K., Weisenbach, J., Little, M., Phillips, A., & Wehby, J. (2007) 1-2 1 N/A

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