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This must-have guide delivers a set of fifteen essential behavioral intervention techniques, supported by research and case studies that can be applied in any classroom.

Function-Based Strategies: Understanding the Reason the Student Is Misbehaving to Plan an Appropriate Intervention
Function-based strategies: Understanding the reason the student is misbehaving to plan an appropriate intervention
Function-Based Interventions Defined

Function-based interventions are those that are based on a process that identifies the function or purpose the problem behavior serves for the individual (Park, 2007). Behavior serves an unmet need, and function-based interventions look at the need the behavior fulfills. Positive interventions then replace the need to engage in inappropriate behavior.

Function-based interventions were designed to address potential environmental factors that produce, strengthen, and maintain challenging behaviors (Singh et al., 2009). Functional assessment identifies the antecedents that precipitate a specific behavior and the consequences that occur after the behavior that may be maintaining the behavior.

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