5th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. March 27-29, 2008. Chicago, IL. The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values, and Vision. Association for Positive Behavior Support.

2008 APBS Conference Presentations and Materials

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Keynote Presentation

Positive Behavior Support: Roots, Ruts, and Recipes
Glen Dunlap, Ph.D., Research Professor, University of South Florida
Glen Dunlap Presentation

Breakout Presentations

A-2 Implementation of the Three-Tiered Prevention Approach to School-Wide Behavior Support
Tary Tobin and Celeste Dickey, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
A-2 Presentation

A-6 Designing Evaluation Measures for Tertiary Training Systems in Positive Behavior Support
Rachel Freeman, Peter Griggs, Pat Kimbrough, Kristin Tate and Constance Tieghi, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS; Nan Perrin and Amanda Little, Community Living Opportunities, Lawrence, KS
A-6 Presentation
A-6 Impact Scale
A-6 PCPBS Scoring Checklist

A-7 Suspension Alternatives: The Walk of What Works
Nancy Franklin, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
A-7 Presentation

A-8 Obtaining and Sustaining District Wide PBS Support for Tiers I and II
Sheryl Alvies, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Myers, FL; Michelle White, University of South Florida, Tampa FL
A-8 Presentation

A-10 School-Based Mentoring: An Effective Intervention with Students at Risk for EBD
Paul Caldarella, Michael Adams, Shauna Valentine and K. Richard Young, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
A-10 Presentation

A-11 School Climate and SWPBS: Can We Have an Impact in Urban Schools?
Amanda Lannie, Jennifer Jeffrey and Barry McCurdy, Devereux Center for Effective Schools, King of Prussia, PA
A-11 Presentation

A-12 Gender Differences/Similarities for Adolescents Identified At-Risk for Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Hilda Sabbah, Benjamin J. Young, Ellie L. Young, and K. Richard Young, Brigham Young University, Provo UT
A-12 Presentation

A-13 Family-Driven PBS: Partnering With Families from Intake through Implementation
Tim Penrod, Emily Luechtefeld, Denise Baker and Shane Wolfersberger, Child and Family Support Services, Tempe, AZ
A-13 Presentation

A-18 Where's the Data? An Evidence-Based Approach for Psychotropic Medication Treatment
Greg Handel, Behavioral Associates of MA, North Attleboro, MA
A-18 Presentation

B-5 Assessing the Fidelity of Targeted and Intensive Interventions
Nadia Sampson and Cindy Anderson, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
B-5 Presentation

B-6 Using Coaching Techniques to Support Implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support
Laura Zeff, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
B-6 Presentation

B-10 Effectiveness of the Continuum of All Levels of SWPBS in the Classroom
Hoon Choi and Amy McCart, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
B-10 Examples
B-10 Presentation

B-14 Be the Change You Want to See: PBS Principles Improve Supervisory Effectiveness
Greg Morro, Gateways to Change, Inc., Warwick, RI
Gina Morro, Groden Center, Providence, RI
B-14 Presentation

B-16 Helping Students with Emotional Needs within the 3-Tiered PBS Framework
Patricia Graczyk, Indian Prairie School District 204, Aurora, IL; and University of Illinois, at Chicago, Chicago, IL
B-16 Presentation
B-16 Anxiety and Depression References
B-16 Sample 3-Point Scale
B-16 Sample Functional Assessment/Behavior Plan

B-18 Comprehensive Behavior Support Planning With Multiple Service Organizations: Embedding PBS and Wraparound
Don Jackson, Sharlet Butterfield, Tracy Smith, and Larry Williams, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
B-18 Presentation

C-7 Targeted and Intensive Implementation in High School: Case Examples from New Hampshire
JoAnne Malloy, University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH; Jon Drake, Tara Veit and Maureen Tracy, Alliance for Community Supports, Manchester, NH
C-7 Presentation

C-9 Training Elementary School General Educators to Implement Function-Based Support
Lynnette Christensen, Tyler Renshaw and Michelle Marchant, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
C-9 Presentation

D-2 Validation of the SSBD in Secondary Schools: Student and Parent Correlates
Michael Richardson, Paul Caldarella, Benjamin J. Young and Ellie L. Young, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
D-2 Presentation

D-2 School-Wide Screening and Programs of Positive Behavior Support: Informing Universal Interventions
Paul Caldarella, Benjamin J. Young, Michelle Marchant, Darlene Anderson and K. Richard Young, Brigham Young University, Provo UT
D-2 Presentation

D-6 A Comprehensive, State Level Approach to Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Amy Matthews and Kelly Dunlap, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
D-6 Presentation

D-9 North Carolina’s PBS Initiative: Supporting Systems Change Throughout the State
Diann Irwin, Heather Reynolds, and Cayce McCamish, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, NC
D-9 Presentation

D-13 School-Wide PBS Research and Evaluation Efforts Using Large-Scale Data Sources
Scott Spaulding, Robert Horner, Larry Irvin, Seth May, Monica Emeldi, and Tary Tobin, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; George Sugai, OSEP Center for PBIS, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Steve Goodman, Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative, Holland, MI
D-13 Presentation
D-13 Goodman Discipline Referral Data Review
D-13 Goodman Discipline Exercise Answer Sheet
D-13 Goodman Motivation Exercise Answer Sheet Link

D-14 Addressing Student Substance Abuse: A National Survey of School Psychologists
Sarah Adolphson, Jason J. Burrow-Sanchez, Megan Call and Leanne Hawken, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
D-14 Presentation

D-15 What Matters to Teachers: Relationships between Teacher Job Satisfaction and Challenging Behaviors
Peter Alter, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Eric Landers, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
D-15 Presentation

E-4 Considerations When Implementing Targeted Interventions in an RtI Model for Social Behavior
Kent McIntosh, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Deborah Carter, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV; Amy Campbell and Cindy Anderson, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
E-4 Presentation

E-5 Colorado School-Wide PBS: Sustainable Practices that Support All Learners.
Randall De Pry, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO; Kiki McGough and Cyndi Boezio, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, CO; Jessica Daily, Douglas County School District, Lone Tree, CO; Chad DeKam, Colorado School District 11, Colorado Springs, CO
E-5 Presentation

E-6 Prevent-Teach-Reinforce: Fidelity Implications in Classrooms Using Tertiary Level Supports
Kelly Wilson and Patricia Oliver, University of Colorado at Denver,Denver, CO; Rose Iovannone and Carie English, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
E-6 Presentation

E-11 Developing a State Wide Credentialing System to Support Implementation Fidelity
Jennifer McFarland-Whisman, Marshall University, Huntington, WV; Charlotte Hays, West Virginia Autism Training Center, Huntington, WV; Frances Clark, West Virginia Department of Education, Charleston, WV; Carol Schall, Virginia Autism Resource Center, Midlothian, VA; Kristie Byrd, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Charleston, WV; Mark Clingan, West Virginia Center for Excellence in Disabilities, Morgantown, WV
E-11 Combined Session Presentation
E-11 West Virginia Demonstration Matrix

E-11 State-Wide Systems Change in Positive Behavioral Supports in Virginia
Carol Schall, The Virginia Autism Resource Center, Richmond, VA; Emily Helmboldt and Molly Dellinger-Wray, The Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
E-11 Virginia PBS Facilitator Information Flier
E-11 VA Proposed PBS Facilitator Requirements

E-12 Preventing Problem Behavior Early: The Behavior Education Program for the Preschool Setting
Joann Schumann, Leanne Hawken and Susan Johnston, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
E-12 Presentation

E-14 Alternative Education: PBS Proves Positive
Alison Batey, Mary Ann Avery, William Werner, Richard Boardman and Dianne Hunter, RSEC Academy, Amherst, NH
E-14 Presentation

E-16 Practical Solutions for Supporting People with Disabilities and Alzheimer’s
Warren Bird and Kelley Gordham, Clackamas County, Oregon City, OR
E-16 Presentation

F-4 Transitioning PBS to the Classroom
Kim Herrmann, Stephanie Martinez and Michelle White, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
F-4 Presentation

F-5 PBIS and RtI: Measuring and Implementing a Comprehensive System of Student Support
Craig Blum and Gary Cates, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
F-5 Presentation

F-6 Improving the Fidelity of Classwide Systems: Impacting Classrooms for Students with EBD
Barry McCurdy and Jennifer Jeffrey, Devereux Center for Effective Schools, King of Prussia, PA; Dustin Polis and Sam Ewing, Central Bucks School District, Doylestown, PA
F-6 Presentation

F-7 Using Positive Behavior Supports to Promote Prosocial Behavior with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Janet Fisher, Eastern Michigan University, DeWit, MI
F-7 Presentation

F-8 The Effects of Opportunities to Respond on Active Student Responding
Todd Haydon, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
F-8 Haydon Presentation

F-8 Building Positive Connections with Students and Parents
Cheryl Abla, Douglas County Schools, Castle Rock, CO
F-8 Abla Presentation

F-14 Factors Leading to Teachers' Resistance Towards FBA: Implications for Administrative Support
Konstantinos M. Ntinas, Special School of Giannouli Greece, Larisa Thessaly, Greece; Don Kincaid, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
F-14 Presentation

G-6 Creative Ways to Use Data: A Toolkit for Schools
Melissa Leahy and Kimberly Muniz, Carroll County Schools, Westminster, MD
G-6 Presentation
G-6 Action Planning
G-6 Cost Benefit
G-6 Pacing Conference Template
G-6 PBIS Data Template
G-6 Staff Meeting Template

G-8 Universal Classroom Interventions on Problem Behaviors of Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
Robert Trussell, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX; Timothy Lewis, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
G-8 Presentation

G-9 Using Positive Behavior Support Plans to Create Positive Energy and Desirable Outcomes
Susan Colbert and Gina Morro, The Groden Center, Inc., Providence, RI
G-9 Presentation

G-10 He's Being Bad: Linking Functional Behavior Assessments with Practical Classroom Strategies
Theresa Shattuck and Kim Middleton, Dallas Independent School District, Lewisville, TX
G-10 Presentation

G-12 Function-Based BIPs to Prevent Severe Problem Behavior of Very Young Children
Smita Mehta and Gina Crone, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
G-12 Presentation

G-13 Practical Solutions for Initiating Positive Behavior Support (PBS) in Secondary Schools
Veronica Gorgueiro and Megan Pratt, Brigham Young University, Provo UT
G-13 Presentation

G-14 From Positive School Practices to Foundation Policy
Nancy Franklin and Rene Gonzalez, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
G-14 Presentation

G-15 Building Respectful Schools: Student Leadership, Action Research and PBIS in NH
Maria Agorastou and William Preble, Main Street Academix/New England College, Henniker, NH
G-15 Presentation

G-16 Effects of Peer Praise Notes on Socially Withdrawn Adolescents: A Classroom Intervention
Julie Peterson-Nelson, Natalie Webb and Paul Caldarella, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
G-16 Presentation

H-3 Early Intervention and Brain Development in Autism
Travis Thompson, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
H-3 Presentation

H-5 Data-based Decision Making Across the Continuum for State, District, School Planning
Heather Peshak George, Don Kincaid and Karen Childs, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
H-5 Presentation

H-12 Perils And Pitfalls: PBS Implementation in a Large Urban District - Austin, Texas
Jane Nethercut and Brenda Hummel, Austin Independent School District, Austin, TX; Albert Felts, Education Service Center Region 13, Austin, TX
H-12 Presentation

H-13 A Comprehensive Teaching Model for Students with Autism & Developmental Disabilities in PBS
Tricia Polchowski and Louise Morris, Monroe #1 BOCES, East Rochester, NY
H-13 Presentation

H-14 Fidelity of Implementation: A Model for Training PBIS Coaches in Norway
Anne Arnesen, Morten Hendis, and Wilhelm Meek-Hansen, The Norwegian Centre for Child Behavioral Development, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; Jeffrey Sprague, The Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior, Eugene, OR
H-14 Presentation

H-15 The Effectiveness of an Adapted Power Card Strategy for Transitions
Craig Blum, Maureen Angell, Emily Watts and Joanna Nicholson, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
H-15 Presentation

H-16 How Can We Best Support Adults with Disabilities to be Self-Determined?
Stacy Nonnemacher and Linda Bambara, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
H-16 Presentation

H-18 Secondary Level Substance Abuse Prevention
Jason J. Burrow-Sanchez and Megan Call, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
H-18 Presentation

I-6 Let's Play!: Supporting Interaction and Participation in Young Children with Autism
Pat Mirenda, Vickie Kleeberger, and Stephanie Jull University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
I-6 Presentation

I-7 Current Issues in Providing Individualized PBS
Anne Farrell, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT; Daniel Crimmins, Marcus Institute, Atlanta, GA
I-7 Presentation

I-8 Secondary and Tertiary Intervention in a Behavioral Response to Intervention (RtI) Model
Chris Borgmeier, Portland State University, Portland, OR
I-8 Presentation

I-10 Need to Coach Your Staff on PBS? We're Here to Help
Jonathan Stewart and Jerri Sagers, Tooele County School District, Tooele, UT; Alan Whitmore, Wasatch County School District, Heber, UT; Lori Spell, Weber County School District, Odgen, UT; Kathy Tatum and April Renyolds, Salt Lake City School District, Salt Lake City, UT
I-10 Presentation

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I-15 Sustaining School-Wide PBS in an Urban High School: Taking a Back Seat
Stacey Weber, Kira Hicks, Brigit Aikins, Bret Patrick Roberts, Kimberly Thier, Diane Morrison, Pamela Fenning and HankBohanon, Loyola University, Chicago, IL; Larry Irvin, Lisa Hoeper, Nicole Bogdanovich, Marianna Andersen, Kelly Morrissey and Melanie Flores, Foreman High School, Chicago, IL; Steve Romano, PBIS Illinois Network, La Grange, IL
I-15 Presentation

I-16 PBS Standards of Practice - Iteration I: Distribution, Uses, and Impact
Brenda Scheuermann, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; Fredda Brown, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, NY; Jacki Anderson, California State University-East Bay, Hayward, CA
I-16 Presentation

F-1 Getting to Lasting Change: Systemic Lessons from the World of Work
Darnell Lattal, Aubrey Daniels International, Atlanta, GA
F-1 Presentation

H-3 Early Intervention and Brain Development in Autism
Travis Thompson, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
H-3 Presentation

H-4 Implementation: The Secret to Using Science in Human Service Settings
Dean L. Fixsen and Karen A. Blase, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
H-4 Presentation

Invited Presentations

B-3 Randomized Control Trial of First Steps to Success Intervention for Behavior Problems
Ed Feil, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
B-3 Presentation

C-2 Building School-Based Systems to Support Small Group/ Targeted Interventions for At-risk Students
Timothy Lewis, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
C-2 Presentation

C-11 It's a Pleasure Meeting You Again! Rediscovering My Son Through Musical Journeys
Shari Krishnan, Bloomfield Hills, MI
C-11 Presentation

D-1 Implementing School-Wide PBS in Secondary Schools: The Foundation for Effective Prevention
Jeff Sprague, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
D-1 Presentation

D-10 Supporting Complex Systems to Change
Sharon Lohrmann, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
D-10 Presentation

E-1 Establishing a Positive Social Culture: The Heart of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support
Robert Horner, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
E-1 Presentation

E-3 Mental Health System Transformation, Family-Driven Care, and PBS
Al Duchnowski, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
E-3 Presentation

G-4 Secondary Level Interventions in Secondary Settings
Leanne Hawken and Jason J. Burrow-Sanchez, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
G-4 Presentation

G-11 Having a Go and Making Do: Implementing Family-Centered Behavior Supports Down Under
Susana Gavidia-Payne, Division of Psychology, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
G-11 Presentation

H-1 SWPBS: Results from Large Scale RCTs
George Sugai, OSEP Center for PBIS, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Jeff Sprague and Rob Horner, University of Oregon; Catherine Bradshaw and Phil Leaf, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
H-1 Presentation

H-2 Building Capacity at the Tertiary Tier of School-Wide Systems of PBS
Lucille Eber and Kimberli Breen, Illinois PBIS Network, La Grange, IL
H-2 Presentation


B-1 Response to Intervention and PBS: How to Make it Work!
Don Kincaid, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Howard Muscott, New Hampshire Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Bedford, NH; Bob Putnam, The May Institute, Randolph, MA; Steve Goodman, Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative, Holland, MI
B-1 Goodman Presentation
B-1 Goodman Fall to Winter Instructional Plan
B-1 Goodman Winter to Spring Instructional Plan

D-5 Working Toward Lasting Change: Sustaining Practices in a Changing World
Cindy Anderson, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Rachel Freeman, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Teri Lewis Palmer, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR; Darnell Lattal, Aubrey Daniels International, Atlanta, GA
D-5 Panel Presentation
D-5 Freeman Presentation
D-5 Lattal Presentation

D-8 SWPBS and Urban High Schools: Results and Issues Realized Across Implementation Years
Heather Peshak George, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Hank Bohanon, Loyola University, Chicago, IL; John Wright, Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL
D-8 George Presentation
D-8 Bohanon Presentation
D-8 Wright Presentation

H-8 Using the Implementer's Blueprint to Guide District Leadership Teams
Susan Barrett, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD; Cathy Shwaery, Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, VA; Bob Stevens, Charles County School District, LaPlata, MD
H-8 Presentation

Structured Networking Sessions

J-2 District and State Coordination of School-Wide Systems
Heather Peshak George, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
J-2 Presentation


B-4 From 60 to 600: The Perfect Storm
Susan Barrett, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD
B-4 Presentation
B-4 Self Assessment

C-4 School-Wide Positive Behavior Support in a Non-Public (Alternative) School Setting
Brandi Simonsen, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
C-4 Handout

F-2 Establishing a System to Appropriately Identify, Assess, and Evaluate PBS Model/Exemplar Schools
Heather Peshak George, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
F-2 Presentation

F-3 IDEA and Evidence-Based Interventions: Implications for Practitioners
Ronnie Detrich, Wing Institute, Oakland, CA
F-3 Presentation

G-7 Designing Effective Classrooms
Cindy Anderson, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
G-7 Presentation
G-7 Blank Teaching Matrix


SWK 101 Mistakes (and Remedies) in Addressing Behavior Problems in the Classroom
Mary Margaret Kerr, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; C. Michael Nelson, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
SWK 101 Presentation

SWK 104 Wraparound as a Tertiary Level Process in School-Wide Systems of PBS.
Jayne O’Brien, Technical Assistance Coordinator, IL PBIS Network, LaGrange Park, IL
SWK 104 Presentation

SWK 106 A Practical Guide for Implementing PBS in the Classroom.
Kim Herrmann and Michelle A. White, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
SWK 106 Presentation

SWK 107 Implementation of Positive Behavior Supports at the High School Level: Three Tiers of Prevention and Support
Hank Bohanon, Pamela Fenning, and the Loyola University Chicago Research Team, Chicago, IL
SWK 107 Presentation

SWK 108 Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Model: A Tertiary Process That Really Works in Schools.
Rose Iovannone and Carie English, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Patricia Oliver and Kelly Wilson, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO
SWK 108 Presentation

SWK 111 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Supports for Problem Behavior in Individuals with Autism
Pat Mirenda, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
SWK 111 Presentation