"This book is a 'must read' for practitioners responsible for conducting and evaluating functional behavior assessments in schools. Readers are provided with a practical, step-by-step guide for each stage of the functional behavior assessment process, from teacher interviews to intervention development. The book also includes a systematic method for evaluating the integrity of a functional behavior assessment. The addition of a chapter on brief functional analyses provides a substantial expansion from the prior edition."--Brad A. Dufrene, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi
"I like this book and plan to use it in my Positive Behavior Support class. It offers comprehensive, A-to-Z coverage of FBA and its role in providing function-based supports to students whose behavior impedes their responsiveness to educational interventions. It is written in a colorful, lighthearted style, with lots of examples and useful forms. I recommend this book to anyone who teaches preservice classes on FBA or provides ongoing professional development to master's-level classroom teachers."--Wayne Sailor, PhD, Department of Special Education and Associate Director, Beach Center on Disability, University of Kansas
About the Author
Mark W. Steege, PhD, is Professor of School Psychology at the University of Southern Maine. Dr. Steege completed his graduate training in school psychology at the University of Iowa in 1986. He is a licensed psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, and board-certified behavior analyst. He has written numerous original research articles, book chapters, and two books on functional behavioral assessment. Dr. Steege has served several terms as a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and School Psychology Review and is presently associate editor of the Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools. His primary research interests are the application of applied behavior analysis in the assessment and treatment of interfering behaviors with persons with developmental disabilities.
T. Steuart Watson, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Watson graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1991, with a doctorate in school psychology and a minor in applied behavior analysis. He was awarded the Lightner Witmer Award from Division 16 of the American Psychological Association for outstanding research contributions by a young scholar. Dr. Watson is coeditor of the Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools. He has written numerous articles, books, and book chapters. His research focuses on evaluating the effects of external reinforcers on motivation, direct behavioral consultation, improving the effectiveness and efficiency of behavioral interventions, promoting treatment integrity, functional assessment methodologies, and investigating the effects of olfactory stimuli on learning.