Children engage in millions of different behaviors each day from crying to hugging to running away from someone to engage in a game of chase or darting away to avoid certain activities.
There’s a purpose for every behavior and the function falls into four main categories (SEAT):
Escape task or environment
If your child is being seen by a behavior specialist, he or she likely has an FBA (i.e., Functional Behavioral Assessment). FBAs typically lists concerning behaviors, the function of behavior, and intervention strategies.