In this replication study, we examined the effect of educators’ participation in a practice-based professional learning series for designing, implementing, and evaluating Functional Assessment-based Interventions (FABI; Umbreit, Liaupsin, Ferro, & Lane, 2007) on their actual knowledge and perceived knowledge, confidence, and usefulness of concepts taught. Participants completed the Knowledge, Confidence, and Use Survey prior to and at the conclusion of the six-part learning series. Consistent with earlier inquiry, results indicated participants demonstrated statistically significant improvements in the constructs measured. This study extended previous research by examining the extent to which school-based teams attending this professional learning series completed each step in this systematic approach to FABI. Implications for supporting educators in applying FABIs to assist students with challenging behaviors using a practice-based professional learning series are discussed along with considerations for future research.
- Behavior intervention plan
- Functional assessment-based intervention
- Functional behavior assessment
- Professional development
- Tier 3
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology