Function-Based Interventions in Classroom Settings: Addressing the Challenging Behavior of Young Children
AuthorWood, Brenna K.
Functional Behavioral Assessment
Committee ChairUmbreit, John
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis study examined the efficacy of the Decision Model (Umbreit, Ferro, Liaupsin, & Lane, 2007) for the development of function-based interventions for young children receiving special education services in inclusive preschool settings. Findings suggested interventions using the Decision Model were effective at decreasing the disruptive behavior of 3 young boys within inclusive early childhood classrooms. On-task behavior increased for each child following intervention implementation. Largest increases were noted with a 4.9 year-old with Autism and a 4 year-old with Down Syndrome. Data also suggested that the level of on-task behavior coincided with levels of intervention implementation. On-task behavior of a 3.9 year-old with language delay, demonstrated substantial increases when the intervention was implemented properly, but not when intervention elements were left out. Implications for future research were discussed.
Degree ProgramSpecial Education & Rehabilitation