Wish you could do a real functional analysis but don't think you have the time? Maybe a trial-based FA is just what you need? Next week we'll be discussing some updates to the literature on trial-based FAs and their possible use in the school setting.
Articles to read for next week:
Lambert, J.M., Bloom, S.E., & Irvin, J. (2012). Trial-based functional analysis and functional communication training in an early childhood setting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 579-584. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-579
Austin, J.L, Groves, E.A., Reynish, L.C., & Francis, L.L. (2015). Validating trial-based functional analyses in mainstream primary school classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 274-288. doi: 10.1002/jaba.208