Educational and Psychological Assessment

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Educational and Psychological Assessment of Exceptional Students 1. Functional Assessment of Behavior (FAB) Functional Assessment of Behavior (FAB) is a method of identifying the variables associated with the occurrence of a behavior. It involves noting down the events that either precede or follow the behavior and the environment or setting that the behavior occurs regularly. FAB has been used by individuals as a problem solving method to help people with chronic behavior problems. It is built on the assumption that the individual repeats the behavior for a purpose thus, the purpose is identified and the person helped to achieve the same purpose in more appropriate way (Miller, 2011). The purpose of FAB is to develop an…show more content…
3. Federal law relating to public education PL 99-457 authorized a new preschool program for children from 3 through to 5 years old; and an early intervention program for handicapped infants and toddlers from birth through to age 2. This law provides the preschool age to be 3-5 years where the children in this age group should not be labeled with a specific disability. During this period the programs can range from part-day, home-based, full-day or center-based, depending on the child’s unique needs. The law also stipulates on early intervention where the age of intervention should be 0-2 years. There should be an Early Intervention Grant program to serve handicapped infants and toddlers from birth through two years who are experiencing developmental delays in one or more of the following areas: cognitive, physical, language and speech, psycho-social or self-help skill development. The included Early Intervention Services include: family training, counseling and home visits, special instruction, speech pathology and audiology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy among others. Tiers of intervention Tiers of intervention include intervention in the everyday classroom, strategic intervention, and customized learning intervention. Intervention in the everyday classroom This is where the students are provided with access to multiple learning strategies using

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