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Using the method of Functional Behavior Assessment to correct undesirable behavior of a child with autism spectrum disorder 4417

Ovsyannikova T.M.
educational psychologist, Center for diagnosis and counseling of the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

The article describes the method of functional behavior assessment (FBA) used to describe a number of different ways which allow to determine the cause of undesirable (problematic) behavior. This method quite a long time has been included in the Standard of professional knowledge of the American psychologist and teachers working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today the method is used in domestic practice too. Functional assessment of behavior is used to study complex behavioral problems such as self-injurious or aggressive behavior. The case of using functional assessment of behavior to determine functions of behavior of a child with a diagnosis of ASD is described. The plan for correcting undesirable behavior is also presented.

Keywords: applied behavioral analysis, autism, functional behavioral assessment, behavioral disorders

Column: Methods and techniques


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