Functional Behavior Assessment

In your discussion post, address the following:

– To what extent should a person’s diagnosis (for example, autism or ADHD) be considered by a behavior analyst in assessing the cause of his or her behaviors that have been targeted for change?

– When is it appropriate to attribute a person’s diagnosed condition as the function of his or her behavior in an FBA?

– Why does the topography of the behavior reveal rather limited information about the conditions that account for the behavior of concern? Explain.

– Is it important to understand why a behavior occurs before planning how it can be changed? Explain your answer