P.O. BOX 2120



February 24, 2006



Division Superintendents



Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction



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,, educational specialist, Office of Special Education Instructional Services at (804) 225-2709.