The IDEA amendments of 1997: A school-wide model for conducting functional behavioral assessments and developing behavior intervention plans

This article presents Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requirements on functional behavioral assessments (FBAs), describes the process of conducting an FBA, explains the legal requirements for developing measurable goals and benchmarks or short-term objectives, describes the development of a behavior intervention plan, and presents a school model.


Education and Treatment of Children


  • Renee Bradley
  • Erik Drasgow
  • James G. Shriner
  • Mitchell L. Yell