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Keywords:

  • functional assessment;
  • hypothesis-based interventions;
  • analogue assessments;
  • problem behavior

Functional analysis procedures were developed in the 1980s in an effort to determine whether clinicians could identify the function of behavior problems like self-injury and aggression. More recently, several groups of researchers have been attempting to extend that procedure to classroom environments. The following commentary reflects my viewpoint of this transition.