1. Detailed analysis of a behaviour to identify contingencies that sustain the behaviour. 2. Synthesis of a client's behaviour problems and variables that are associated with or hypothesized to cause them.
What is FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS?
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FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS: "Functional analysis looks at causes of behaviour."
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