The number of children diagnosed with severe behaviour disorders is rapidly rising, and many parents, teachers, and professionals report they struggle to adequately respond. Research consistently shows the most effective behaviour support strategies are those that are informed by a functional behaviour assessment (FBA) and emphasise the teaching of new skills. In this presentation, Dr Leif will describe the underpinning assumptions of the FBA model, and review strategies for conducting FBAs that are brief, safe, and person-centred. She will then describe a strengths-based, skill-based approach for supporting children who display severe behaviours of concern.
Dr Erin Leif is a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education. She is currently interested in research evaluating effective tactics for training scientist-practitioners to engage in evidence-based practice in real world settings.
Presented by Dr Erin Leif, PhD, BCBA-D
Senior Lecturer and Educational Researcher, Monash University