4th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values, and Vision. March 8-10, 2007. Boston, MA. Association for Positive Behavior Support.

Scheduled Events for the Fourth Annual Conference on PBS

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Saturday at a Glance

Saturday, March 10, 2007

  • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm: Registration/ Information
  • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Full Day Workshops
  • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm: Half Day Workshops
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Half Day Workshops

Skill-building Workshops

APBS Skill-building Workshops will be held Saturday, March 10 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  These participatory workshops are led by professionals who are making significant contributions to the successful application of PBS.  Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary to ensure you are able to attend the workshop of your choice.

Half-Day Workshops - Saturday, March 10, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

SWK 101             Provincetown Room
Wraparound as a Tertiary Level Process in School-wide Systems of PBS
Lucille Eber, Illinois Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Network, LaGrange Park, IL

The wraparound process can be integrated successfully into the tertiary level of School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) for students with complex needs and their families. This session will describe how wraparound fits into the continuum of SW-PBS and identify strategies and tools for integrating data-based decision-making into the wraparound process to bring teachers, families and community agencies together to ensure effective interventions for students with tertiary-level needs. Case examples will illustrate how use of data at team meetings can: a) support student/family voice, b) maintain a strength-based problem-solving focus, and c) ensure ongoing monitoring of effectiveness.

SWK 102            Simmons Room
Adding Research-based Curricula and Instructional Methods to Your School or Agency
Kent Johnson and Kris Melroe, Morningside Academy, Seattle, WA

Research has shown that effective curriculum and instruction practices can substantially reduce discipline problems in classrooms and schools. This workshop will provide an overview of the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction, and the research-based reading, writing, and mathematics curricula and instructional methods that accompany it. Through the aegis of Morningside Teachers' Academy, we have developed partnerships with over 100 schools and agencies throughout the US and Canada in the past 17 years. Check out our website (www.morningsideacademy.org) for a detailed description, including the specific curricula and instructional methods that we help a school to implement, and the substantial gains in student performance that our partner schools have achieved.

SWK 103             Suffolk Room
Preparing School Administrators to Participate in the School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Process
Don Kincaid, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Research has indicated that administrative support is one of the most important variables that impacts the success of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS).  Besides providing philosophical direction to the school's approach to discipline, what are the necessary leadership behaviors of an administrator that can successfully lead his/her school through the SWPBS process?  This workshop will share Florida's approach to identifying and teaching those important leadership skills that effectively support school-wide change.

Half-Day Workshops - Saturday, March 10, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SWK 104            Provincetown Room
Adopting the Teaching Pyramid: Program-Wide PBS for Early Childhood
Lise Fox, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Mary Louise Hemmeter, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Susan Jack, Parsons, KS

The application of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support within early childhood classrooms and programs must consider the developmental ages of young children and the unique features of early childhood classrooms and programs.  The teaching pyramid provides an articulation of teaching practices that comprise universal, secondary, and targeted interventions for young children. This workshop will provide information on the teaching practices and behavior support strategies involved in the Teaching Pyramid and the processes needed to adopt the Teaching Pyramid model program-wide.  Participants will receive guidance for developing a program-wide initiative, materials for professional development and technical assistance, strategies for monitoring implementation fidelity, and information on collecting and using data for decision-making and outcome measurement.

SWK 105             Simmons Room
The Development and Implementation of Social Skills Groups for Children with Asperger Syndrome
Kelley Harrison Pistacchio, The Groden Center, Inc., Providence, RI

This workshop will include a brief overview of the characteristics of children with Asperger Syndrome followed by step by step guidelines for developing and implementing a social skills group program for this population.  This will include recruitment and marketing, assessment, development of materials, identification of skills to target, protocol development, and teaching strategies. Samples of teaching materials and session outlines will be provided.  Video segments from different age groups will also be presented.

Full-Day Workshop

Saturday, March 10, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

SWK 106             Salon B Parenting with Positive Behavior Support

Mee Hieneman, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL
Karen Childs, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

This workshop is designed for parents who are experiencing typical, and not so typical, behavioral challenges with their children.  Workshop participants will learn how to apply the principles of positive behavior support within their family lives.  The session will address how we can structure homes to encourage positive behavior and use an informal problem-solving approach to resolve problem behaviors and improve particular family routines.  A variety of examples and activities will be incorporated into this session.

SWK 108            Wellesley Room
Writing Behavioral Intervention Plans based on Functional Behavior Assessments
Laura A. Riffel, The Behavioral Doctor, Lawrence, KS

This workshop will teach participants to use real data to complete functional behavior assessments and design quality behavioral intervention plans. Participants will receive the 104-page book FBA to BIP Workbook and the 105-page book Positive Interventions and Effective Strategies.  Participants will also receive access to a data base tool that graphs the results of ABC data.