Maryland Positive Behavior Support Training
Preparing to Link the Hypothesis to the PBS Plan
Andy’s team created the hypothesis statement that you see on this page. The team continued collecting direct observation until they were confident that they understood the function of Andy’s behavior.
Andy agreed that finding a way to invite others to talk to him would be better but he didn’t always want to wait for people because they often ignored him for a while. Andy said it is frustrating when he feels like he is being ignored but he did understand that it can also be frustrating for other people to be interrupted.
Together, Andy and his team brainstormed ideas that would solve this challenge.
Adapted From: Freeman, R., Matthews, K., Griggs, P. & Quick, S. (2013). Functional behavioral assessment [Online]. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas. Available: http://kmhpbs.org