State of the science in the assessment and management of severe behavior problems in school settings: Behavior Analytic Consultation to Schools
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy
In school settings, behavior analysts are often called in to consult on severe behavioral issues that surpass the knowledge, experience, and training of local school personnel. Severe behavior such as aggression to staff, SIB, and property destruction are common severe behavior referrals. The benefits of functional assessments, functional analyses, preference assessments, treatment analyses, and generalization analyses have been well documented in school and clinic-based research. However, to
... arch. However, to date, a unified framework to guide behavior analysts through these best practices in school settings has not been proposed. Further, although theoretical models for school consultation have been proposed (viz., Direct Behavioral Consultation), no empirical case examples of existing models have been published. The current paper describes the Behavior Analytic Consultation to Schools (BACS) model, its application to severe behavior problems, and provides 2 case examples of the BACS model to solve difficult severe behavior referrals in school settings.