There are several ways to approach discovery. For an individual with a concerning behavior a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is needed. If exploration of future direction is the question, a Person Centered Plan (PCP) is most helpful. The effective discovery process employs an approach best suited to the circumstances of the individual and their family.
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), I hold clear Multiple Subject and Special Education teaching credentials (K-22) and I am certified as an Independent Facilitator (IF) for Person Centered Planning (PCP).