Function-Based Intervention in Inclusive School Settings: A Meta-Analysis

The purpose of this meta-analysis was to summarize single subject intervention research in which function-based intervention was applied within inclusive settings to address challenging behaviors of students. We will present (a) a descriptive summary of the research included in the review, (b) overall effect of function-based intervention, (c) study characteristics that moderated intervention effect, and (d) implications for practice and research. The primary goal of this presentation is to describe meta-analytic research. Specifically, we will describe the study methods and the results, including (a) a descriptive summary of the research in which function-based interventions were applied within inclusive settings to address challenging behavior, (b) overall effect of function-based intervention, and (c) study characteristics that moderated intervention effect. Also, we will describe implications for practice and future research and facilitate an opportunity for discussion with the audience near the end of the presentation. As a result of this session, audience members will be able to (a) describe the methods and results of the study, (b) discuss the implications for practice and future research, and (c) apply learned knowledge to their own practice or research.

Virginia Walker, Lauren Bonnet, Yun-Ching Chung