Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)

This is a technical assistance document on developing behavior intervention plans based on a functional behavioral assessment from the CDE’s Exceptional Student Services Unit. A functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is a process for gathering information about behaviors of concern, whether the behaviors are academic, social, or emotional. A behavior intervention plan (BIP) contains strategies and supports employed by a school team to assist a student with challenging behavior, including: changing systems, altering environments, teaching skills, and appreciating positive behavior.


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