COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 45

February 24, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior

Intervention Plan Training for School Personnel

 

The Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Instructional Services, is offering training in how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Functional Behavioral Assessment is a proven, effective approach to identifying the reason(s) for a students misbehavior, eliminating the problem behaviors that impede successful teaching and learning and developing a corrective plan that emphasizes more appropriate and acceptable behavior skills.

 

Functional Behavioral Assessment is a team problem-solving process. Accordingly, the Virginia Department of Education is inviting school-based teams, typically comprised of general educators, special educators, specialists and other support personnel, as well as a parent representative, to be trained together in the FBA/BIP process. The Department of Education, in collaboration with the Training and Technical Assistance Centers (T/TACs) of Virginia will provide comprehensive training in all phases of the FBA/BIP process and be available to give technical support and assistance to participating teams.

 

The FBA and BIP team trainings have been arranged in each region, as follows:

 

Region 1

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

John Tyler Community College

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway

Chester, VA 23831

 

Region 2

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Radisson Hotel Hampton

700 Settlers Landing Road

Hampton, VA 23669

 

Region 3

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Holiday Inn Select Hotel & Conference Center

2801 Plank Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

 

Region 4

Monday, March 27, 2006

George Mason University, Prince William Campus

Verizon Auditorium

10900 University Blvd.

Manassas, VA 20110

 

Region 5

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Monticello Event & Conference Center

201 Monticello Avenue

Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Regions 6/7

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Radford University West Campus

6226 University Park Drive

Radford, VA 24141

 

Region 8

Monday, April 10, 2006

Virginia Tech, Southern Piedmont ARC

2375 Darvills Road

Blackstone, VA 23824

 

Please complete the attached registration form and fax it to Pat Woolard, Old Dominion University, Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) at (757) 683-3115.

An e-mail confirmation notice will be sent to each participant.

 

For further information, please contact Irene Walker-Bolton, irene.walker-bolton@doe.virginia.gov, educational specialist, Office of Special Education Instructional Services at (804) 225-2709.

 

PIW/IWB/dlj

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf045a.pdf