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In this course, paraeducators will learn how to think functionally about a student’s behavior. You will learn to hypothesize why a behavior is occurring and what the student is trying to communicate with that behavior. Once you understand why a behavior is happening, you will learn to employ a variety of function-matched interventions, under the direction of the supervising teacher. This will support the student in getting what they need or want in a more socially acceptable manner, and with less impact on learning. You will learn how to collect data, communicate effectively with your supervising teacher, and implement behavioral interventions with fidelity. You will learn what a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) is, when it’s use may be appropriate, and who is responsible for its creation and monitoring. Challenging behavior creates obstacles to student learning. Challenging behaviors decrease instructional effectiveness and decrease the quantity and efficiency of student learning. It is imperative, in your role, that you learn how to appropriately address challenging behaviors to support optimum learning, and ultimately increase the future success of all students.