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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Webinars/Functional Behavioral Assessment

Source: Megan T. Freeman, Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Directors of Special Education, Teachers, Administrators

Date: November 5, 2010


The Office of Special Education is offering several topical webinars in the coming months.  Functional Behavioral Assessment will be the focus of the webinar held on November 18, 2010, from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  The webinar will begin with a video presentation on Functional Behavioral Assessment by Dr. Tim Lewis, Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Co-Director of the OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.  The one-hour video and corresponding handouts may be accessed on the following Department website under the heading "Functional Behavior Assessment Resources:"  After the video, there will be a live question and answer session facilitated by Dr. Terry Bigby, Missouri School-wide Positive Behavior Support Secondary/Tertiary Consultant, about issues discussed in the presentation.  The question and answer portion of the webinar will commence at approximately 11:00 a.m. 

To participate in the webinar, go to and click on "Enter as a Guest."  We suggest you use your county district code (you may also include your first and/or last name), then select "Enter Room."  For the testing site, go to   

The webinar will be recorded and a SELs message sent when it is available for viewing.

If you have questions you would like to submit prior to the webinar, please send them to (indicate "Functional Behavioral Assessment Webinar Question" in the subject line).  We will respond to these questions and others that are received during the webinar as long as time allows and will post the questions and answers on our website.

If you need an accommodation as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the webinar, please call 573-751-5739 at least 48 hours in advance of the webinar to discuss the accommodation. 

We hope you will be able to join us for all or part of the webinar.