Program Evaluation and Development in Public Schools Serving Students with Autism

Learn how to use program evaluation to implement evidence-based practices for students with ASD and develop organizational structures in this review of the process, outcomes, and recommendations from a series of school-based ABA program evaluations.

Group Contingencies in Preschool Settings: Research and Application of an Effective Intervention

Group Contingencies (GCs) might alleviate some challenges of classwide behavior modification. This presentation shares original research on the use of GCs with preschool children and provides practical implementation strategies of GCs in preschool settings.

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital to Community Inclusion: PBS in Practice

Nearly half of patients discharged from Forensic Psychiatric facilities are institutionalized there again. Transition from Forensic Psychiatric facility to Community is explored with data and observations one year later. PBS and systems changes.

Inequity in School Discipline Practices: A Critical Race Theory Perspective

This session will describe a study aimed to understand educator’s perspectives of racial/ethnic disproportionality in school discipline practices from a critical race theory perspective. Future directions for research and practice will be highlighted.

Using the Competing Behavior Pathway as a Progress Monitoring Tool

This presentation provides an integrated application of the competing behavior pathway as a tool not only for behavior planning and intervention selection, but also as the scale basis for teacher-collected progress monitoring data.

The View from Here: PBS and the Treatment of Severe Mental Illness

This presentation will highlight one family’s experience with the mental health system and advance a conversation about the potential contributions of PBS to supporting individuals with severe mental illness.

Aligning Academic, Behavior, and Mental Wellness Drivers to Guide a MTSS Framework

The VTSS initiative aligns three domains (academic, behavior, and mental wellness) through the implementation drivers. We will share our scope and sequence, data dashboard, selection tool, and implementation matrix, while highlighting district and school progress.

Using Technology to Screen Teachers’ Classroom Management Skills

We developed an audio and video recording-based tool to assess teachers’ evidence-based classroom management skills (CMS) during large group instruction. This presentation will describe the results of the initial psychometric evaluation of the tool.

Implementing CW-FIT in an Inclusive Middle School Classroom in Taiwan: Lessons Learned

The adaptations and implementation of Class-wide Function-related Intervention Teams in a middle school inclusive classroom in Taiwan, and the intervention effects on students’ on-task behaviors and teachers’ classroom management will be discussed.

Focus and Recovery: Engage Disruptive, Defiant, Disrespectful Students and Regain Instructional Time

“Restorative Focus and Recovery” vs. Schools’ Biggest Challenges: Break the hamster-wheel of repeated disruption/defiance/disrespect. Impact Equity/Disproportionality. Empower educators to embrace restorative, trauma-informed, culturally-responsive practices. Engage “lost” students with self-management. How-to steps provided.