Online Course: Using Positive Behavior Supports to Promote the Functional Behavior Assessment Process (VCU-ACE)


This course will include the process of conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment, developing and implementing a Behavior Intervention Plan, and strategies for intervening when interfering behavior occurs. Students with ASD often present behaviors that interfere with learning in the educational setting. It is necessary to understand how and why interfering behaviors develop and to have knowledge of evidence based interventions designed to support positive behavior change. This course is designed to provide educators and family members with skills and knowledge needed to support students with ASD in the educational setting. Participants will learn information regarding the impact core deficits of ASD have on the person and how they may lead to interfering behavior. The information provided in this course will help the participant understand behavior and identify how behavior develops over time and the purpose it serves for the student. Participants will also gain knowledge of how to address interfering behavior using a positive approach. This positive approach focuses on ensuring student dignity and enhancing quality of life through the development of new skills and reduction of problem behaviors.


9/13/2021 - 10/25/2021


Katie Thompson


Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Challenging Behavior Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Professional Development Professional Resources