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Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessments: A Practitioner's Guide


reviewed by Margaret Werts — 2004

coverTitle: Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessments: A Practitioner's Guide
Author(s): Mark W. Steege and T. Steuart Watson
Publisher: Guilford Press, New York
ISBN: 1572308540 , Pages: 246, Year: 2003
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Conducting School Based Functional Behavioral Assessments: A Practitioner’s Guide by T. Steuart Watson and Mark W. Steege published in 2003 by Guilford Press is a text devoted to explaining and examining how to conduct an analysis of problematic behaviors in classrooms and other school settings. An analysis of behavior results in a set of proposed hypotheses regarding the settings and triggers to the problematic behaviors. The hypotheses may then be used as variables in problem solving processes to discover why an individual student engages in a particular behavior. The authors present a history, rationale, and process for functional behavior analyses (FBAs). This very readable text engages the reader in a conversation. Asides and bits of dialog are supplied in italics within the text. The conversational format and tone were purposeful and intended to respond to questions in a user-friendly manner rather than as a scholarly fount of wisdom. This is not a reference book but rather a working book of instructions related to understanding behaviors interfering... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 12, 2004, p. 2270-2272
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11317, Date Accessed: 12/10/2017 7:18:56 PM

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  • Margaret Werts
    Appalachian State University
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    MARGARET WERTS is Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University, Reich College of Education, in the Department of Language, Reading and Exceptionalities.
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