Education & Treatment of Children (ETC)
Functional assessment of aggressive, aberrant, and challenging behavior has dominated the literature with relatively little attention given to the potential utility of functional assessment in academics. The purpose of this article is to advocate functional strategy assessment as a procedure for acquiring data to support the formulation of intervention hypotheses by school-based personnel with the aim of improving the academic performance of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. A functional strategy assessment model is presented, and two case illustrations are employed to demonstrate the feasibility of this assessment model for use by practitioners. Examples of both an individual and small group functional strategy assessment techniques are proffered as well as tips to the teacher-diagnostician.
Original Publication Citation
Hendrickson, J. M., Gable, R. A., Novak, C. G., & Peck, S. (1996). Functional assessment as strategy assessment for teaching academics. Education & Treatment of Children (ETC), 19(3), 257-271.
Hendrickson, Jo Mary; Gable, Robert A.; Novak, Christy; and Peck, Stephanie, "Functional Assessment as Strategy Assessment for Teaching Academics" (1996). Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications. 41.