Power and Control: Useful Functions or Explanatory fictions?

 
Iovanonne, R., Anderson, C. M., & Scott, T. M. (2013). Power and Control: Useful Functions or Explanatory fictions? Beyond Behavior, 22(2), 3-6

The article presents an argument on the daily practice of enforcing function-based interventions for power and control, describing the function's concept in the context of functional behavior assessment (FBA). It offers a rationale for keeping a strict focus on observable and measurable variables. An overview of principles underlying FBA is given, including an analysis proving the conjecture that nonobservable and nonmeasurable builds cannot be seen as the function or reinforcer for a behavior.

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Prevention Level

  • Tertiary

Audiences

  • Administrators
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams
  • Specialists
  • Teachers

System Impact

  • Individual Student