Initiative Description: Case study. A comprehensive function-based intervention was developed to address the chronic, high levels of off-task behavior by a 15-year-old ninth grade Caucasian male with learning disabilities and ADHD. A descriptive FBA identified that the student’s off-task behavior was reinforced by peer attention and task avoidance. Intervention involved the collaborative development of a single, comprehensive intervention that was implemented sequentially across three classes.
Study Results: The intervention produced consistently high levels of on-task behavior in each class.
Reference: Whitford, D. K., Liaupsin, C. J., Umbreit, J., & Ferro, J. B. (2013). Implementation of a Single Comprehensive Function-Based Intervention Across Multiple Classrooms for a High School Student. Education and Treatment of Children,36(4), 147-167. doi:10.1353/etc.2013.0036
Level of Evidence: Good