Functional assessment of problem behavior: dispelling myths, overcoming implementation obstacles, and developing new lore.

@article{Hanley2012FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional assessment of problem behavior: dispelling myths, overcoming implementation obstacles, and developing new lore.},
  author={Gregory P. Hanley},
  journal={Behavior analysis in practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={54-72}
}
Hundreds of studies have shown the efficacy of treatments for problem behavior based on an understanding of its function. Assertions regarding the legitimacy of different types of functional assessment vary substantially across published articles, and best practices regarding the functional assessment process are sometimes difficult to cull from the empirical literature or from published discussions of the behavioral assessment process. A number of myths regarding the functional assessment… CONTINUE READING
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