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Either you or the teacher can request that the IEP team do a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA). What is the "function" of the child's inappropriate behavior; why is he doing this - what does he get out of it? An unknown "why" may result in an inappropriate intervention.
When this assessment has been completed and we have an understanding as to why the child is acting as he does, the IEP team (which includes the parents) should meet and develop a Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP) to teach and reinforce positive behavior.
If the behavior has resulted in the child having been suspended or expelled from school, the school must, within 10 days, hold a "Manifestation Determination Review" to determine if the child's conduct was "caused by, or had a direct and substantial relationship to the child's disability." If the conduct was a manifestation of the disability, an FBA must be held with a consequent BIP developed. The Committee for Special Education (CSE) must also review the student's IEP.
My child, who has an IEP, is acting out in class. His teacher has told me that we have to do something about his conduct.
What are my options?
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