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Function-Based Thinking: A Systematic Way of Thinking about Function and Its Role in Changing Student Behavior Problems.

  title={Function-Based Thinking: A Systematic Way of Thinking about Function and Its Role in Changing Student Behavior Problems.},
  author={Patricia A. Hershfeldt and Michael Rosenberg and Catherine P. Bradshaw},
  journal={Beyond Behavior},
The responsibility of managing student behavior has become a heightened concern for general education teachers as a result of increased accountability for student gains. Although functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) are widely recommended for use in such situations, there are clear indications that this evidence-based practice is not occurring regularly or reliably (e.g., Mclntosh, Homer, Chard, Dickey, & Braun, 2008; Scott et al., 2004). Nevertheless, there are core elements of FBAs that… 

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