Some students with disabilities never exhibit any behavior issues in the classroom. But there are other student’s who have challenges that lead to frustration and behaviors that make learning and attending in a classroom difficult for the child. Under these circumstances the time it takes to identify the behaviors, antecedents, and interventions, can be critical.
School districts are tasked with identifying and gathering data on behaviors that a special needs child exhibits that interferes with their learning, or the learning of their peers. This intervention is called a Functional Behavioral Assessment. The assessment can be done by school personnel qualified to assess behavior, such as a school psychologist or an applied behavioral analyst. The professional assigned to complete the assessment will use observations and testing to assess the behaviors and create a plan to help the child adjust and alter their behaviors. This type of intervention often allows the child to gain greater self-control and use self-induced calming methods which allow them greater access to their classroom environment and peer relationships.
If you feel your special needs child is exhibiting behaviors in the classroom that are impeding their learning and/or the learning of others, please do not hesitate to contact Southern California Law Office.
Call: (858) 215-4231