Functional Behavior Assesment

Video Summary

Dr. Greenberg describes functional behavior assessments and behavior replacement plans, wherein inappropriate behaviors are replaced with appropriate behaviors through the careful use of positive reinforcement. He notes the benefits of applying functional behavior plans early, when the history of a child's inappropriate behavior is relatively brief and thus easier to interrupt.

"What we have found is that we do little else other than simply provide lots and lots and lots of positive reinforcement for attending and sitting and looking and listening and pointing to shapes and pointing to colors and doing other kinds of academic skills, the inappropriate behaviors typically disappear because they are replaced. "
— Dr. Jeremy Greenberg, Clinical Supervisor at the Children's Center


    • Autism-General Information
    • Functional Behavior Analysis
    • Early Intervention (EI)
    • General Behaviors
    • self-injurious behavior
    • Learning
    • using gestures
    • matching
    • Nonverbal Communicative Skills
    • pointing to show
    • Physical Development
    • gait (toe walking)
    • Restricted
    • sensory stimulation
    • vocal stimulation
    • Therapies
    • reinforcement
    • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
    • therapy strategies

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