Often in our work as behavioral clinicians, especially when we work with teens and young adults, we encounter individuals who engage in sexual behavior. This presentation will address sexual behavior as behavior that can be assessed via functional behavior assessment and modified using functional replacement behavior strategies often implemented when addressing other challenging behaviors. Data following function-
based interventions implemented will be presented. Implications for functional
assessment in instances of inappropriate sexual behavior will be discussed. Additional discussion will cover: Defining sex and sexuality, recognizing sexuality and sexual expression as a basic human right, distinguishing developmentally appropriate sexual behavior from problematic sexual behavior, ethics of addressing sexual behavior, consent, and state multiple reasons inappropriate sexual behavior may occur.