Functional Behavioral Assessments

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is an important tool for IEP teams. The purpose of an FBA is to identify the purpose or function of behaviors that interfere with learning and the variables that influence the behavior. Information and data gained from an FBA are then used to develop the components of an effective IEP and Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP) if needed. Parents and caregivers know their children best, and are vital members of the IEP team. Understanding the FBA process will help parents and caregivers be productive partners in the IEP process and help schools meet their child’s needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • When a FBA is used and how it is conducted
  • How the results of a FBA are incorporated into a student’s IEP
  • The role of the parent in the FBA process


Tim Peerenboom - Prior to joining DPI, Tim served as a School Psychologist, Autism Specialist, and Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. He has experience working with children aged 3-21 in a variety of public education service models in urban, rural and suburban school districts spanning from Portland, OR to Washington, D.C. Now that he has returned home to Wisconsin, Tim enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially his wife and two children.

Eva Shaw is a special education consultant at DPI. Her work focuses on supports for students with social and emotional, and neurodiverse needs. She has worked in the field of special education for over 25 years, and has had the privilege to serve children, families, and schools in a variety of roles as a special education teacher, diagnostician and program support teacher, PBIS External Coach, NVCI instructor, and Special Education Supervisor.


Workshop Registration Form

Workshop Registration Form

Registration is required for all WI FACETS–sponsored workshops. You may use the form below to register or you may register by contacting Sandra McFarland at 877-374-0511. If you use the form, please make sure to include the title and date of the event you are registering for.

All WI FACETS-sponsored workshops are free.  Requests for any special accommodations must be made at least two weeks prior to the event. Please list any accommodations requested in the “Special Request” box below.