Functional assessment-based interventions: Focusing on the environment and considering function

Wendy Oakes, Kathleen Lynne Lane, Shanna Eisner Hirsch

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It can be challenging for educators to select intervention tactics based on the function of the student's behavior. In this article, authors offer practical information on behavioral function and environmental-focused intervention ideas for educators developing behavior intervention plans. Ideas are organized according to the hypothesized function of the student's behavior of concern. Authors conclude with additional considerations for educators implementing behavior intervention plans to support students with the most intensive intervention needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-36
Number of pages12
JournalPreventing School Failure
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018


  • Behavior intervention plans
  • Pre-K–12
  • classroom management practices
  • functional assessment-based intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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