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What is a FBA or Functional Behavioral Assessment?

A Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is an attempt to look beyond the obvious interpretation of behavior as “bad” and determine what function it may be serving for a child. Truly understanding why a child behaves the way he or she does is the first, best step to developing strategies to stop the behavior. Schools are […]

What does ESY or Extended School Year mean?

Extended School Year (ESY) is a way to keep improvement going for children who would lose headway without school over the long summer break. As a provision of IDEA, ESY may involve actual school classes; speech, physical or occupational therapy; payment for private speech, physical or occupational therapy; programs out-of-district; or other arrangements specified in […]