Functional Assessment and Intervention for Problem Behavior

  • Jul19, 2018
  • 9 am - 12:15 pm

Dr. Jennifer Zarcone, Ph.D

3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs

This training focuses on methods for interdisciplinary team to conduct  a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) to evaluate problem behavior in children. Based on the results of an FBA, a function-based intervention and behavior plan can be developed and implemented in home, community, and school settings. The training includes emphasis on antecedent-based strategies and effective use of positive reinforcement for the promotion of adaptive skills. 

Target Populations:

  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Speech/language therapists
  • Support and other school staff
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Social workers

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Conduct functional assessments using rating scales, observations, or analog test conditions.
  2. Measure the outcome of the functional assessment can be tied directly to treatment options and tools for doing this.
  3. Utilize data--based decision-making tools for evaluating the effectiveness of interventions.


Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and Social Workers. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  3.0 to 6.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to Social Workers and licensed psychologists. This seminar reflects program content and is intended to meet the Maryland license requirement to enhance competence in the provision of psychological services to culturally diverse populations. No conflicts have been identified.

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