Education & Treatment of Children (ETC)
The best interventions and best laid plans are brought into jeopardy when they are implemented inappropriately or of insufficient duration. Six factors that affect fidelity of treatment in relationship to functional behavioral assessment (FBA) are discussed: a) understanding the function of and the contextual valuables that support target behavior, b) adult knowledge of effective interventions, c) adult acceptance of the intervention, d) selection of suitable replacement behavior, e) selection of the standard to judge behavior change, and f) utilization of procedures to enhance integrity of implementation. Examples and suggestions for improving treatment fidelity in schools are offered.
Original Publication Citation
Gable, R. A., Hendrickson, J. M., & Van Acker, R. (2001). Maintaining the integrity of FBA-based interventions in schools. Education & Treatment of Children (ETC), 24(3), 248-260.
Gable, Robert A.; Hendrickson, Jo M.; and Van Acker, Richard, "Maintaining the Integrity of FBA-Based Interventions in Schools" (2001). Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications. 34.