Open Access Thesis
Behavioral assessment of children; Observation (Educational method); Academic theses;
The present study is an investigation into the use of observational strategies as they apply to functional behavior assessment. In addition to highlighting the key observational methods, practical issues that affect the development of an observational instrument are discussed. Furthermore, the factors that influence the reliability and validity of an observation session are discussed. Suggestions are provided for practitioners who are observing the instructional, social, and physical factors that may influence a student's behavior within the classroom. Finally, this study will demonstrate how assessment knowledge, which is gained through direct observation, can be tied to effective classroom interventions.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©2005 Lori O'Rourke
O'Rourke, Lori, "The use of direct observation in functional behavior assessment" (2005). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1183.