Assoication for Positive Behavior Support. The Second International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. March 10-12, 2005. Tampa Marriott Waterside, Tampa Florida.

Conference Presentation Sessions Schedule

  Wednesday, March 9 Thursday, March 10 Friday, March 11 Saturday, March 12
7:00 am   Registration/ Information
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration/ Information 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration/ Information 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am   Welcome/Keynote Session 8:30 am - 9:50 am Breakout Sessions
8:30 am - 11:50 am
(Session E,
Session F)

Concurrent Skill Building Workshops

½ day workshops
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Full day workshops
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

9:00 am  
10:00 am   Breakout Sessions
10:20am - 11:50 am
Session A
11:00 am  
12:00 pm   Lunch on Your Own
11:50 am - 12:50 pm
Lunch on Your Own 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
1:00 pm   Breakout Sessions
12:50 pm - 6:00 pm
(Session B,
Session C,
Session D)
Breakout Sessions
12:50 pm - 6:00 pm
(Session G,
Session H,
Session I)
2:00 pm  
3:00 pm Registration/ Information
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm  
6:00 pm   Reception/Poster Session 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm School- wide Topic Poster Session
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
7:00 pm    
8:00 pm        

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

We are please to offer CEUs to our participants. As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, the Florida Agency For Health Care Administration, and the Florida Board of Nursing, the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute has approved this activity for continuing education credit. Psychologists licensed in Florida, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Clinical Social Workers Certified Addictions Professionals.

The number of CE's has not been determined yet. For sign in/out and CEU applications please see CEU Sign in/out table at the conference. All certificates will be mailed 6 to 8 weeks following the conference.

Unfortunately we will be unable to offer BCBA Type 2 credits from Applied Behavior Analysts this year.

All certificates will be mailed 6 to 8 weeks following the conference.

Conference Presentations

Session A - Thursday, March 10, 10:20AM - 11:50 AM

Getting on the Same Page: Teaching PBS to Pre-Service Regular Education Teachers Using Problem-based Learning

Speakers: Sarah Johnston-Rodriguez, Teri Staloch
Category: Personnel Preparation

This session explores PBS practice/strategies to critical members of the behavior support team - regular education teacher and explores the use of Problem-based Learning (PBL) as a tool for teaching Positive Behavior Support practices within the teacher preparation curriculum regular education. As part of the methods coursework, instructors engage regular education candidates in authentic learning in a professional development school site. Using problem-based learning, regular teacher education candidates learn how to problem solve, think critically and practice positive and proactive approaches for supporting students in inclusive environments.

A collaborative system process for delivering technical assistance to Idaho schools on positive behavioral support practices

Speakers: Julie Fodor, Jana Jones, Mary Botick, Judi Hall
Category: Personnel Preparation

The Idaho State Department of Education and the Center on Disabilities and Human Development work in partnership to build capacity within Idaho schools to better serve children and youth with challenging behaviors through a consultant-based positive behavioral support s model of technical assistance. The session will include: 1) the evolution of the state-wide collaborative model, 2) the process of technical assistance, 3) specific consultant strategies that vary across the spectrum of challenges and disabilities, 4 ) overcoming barriers to state-wide deliver, 5) consultant training process, and 6) state-wide evaluation data including a cost/benefit analysis.

Personal Paradigm Shifts and Treatment Acceptablity in Positive Behavior Supports

Speakers: Fredda Brown, Craig Michaels
Category: Intervention (Individual)

This session will present the results of a survey study of PBS experts that examined their perceptions of treatment acceptability of commonly used consequence-based behavioral procedures. The study focused on experts' perceptions of treatment acceptability now and how it changed across time, when the changes occurred, and variables that may have contributed to their changes in perceptions (i.e., " personal paradigm shifts " ). Experts also shared what strategies they would currently use and under what conditions, and how PBS has changed their understanding of applied behavior analysis

Targeted Group and Individual Systems of PBS: Establishing a Targeted Intervention Process

Speakers: Lorie Newcomer, Lisa Powers
Category: Intervention (Individual)

This session presents a dynamic, team based approach to establishing and sustaining targeted group and individual systems of Positive Behavior Support. In addition to a review of critical features of the team process, specific examples and outcome data of targeted group interventions will be presented. Participants will have an opportunity to examine their current intervention process to facilitate restructuring to build an efficient system of function based support on the secondary and tertiary level.

What Works: Identifying Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation of SWPBS

Speakers: Don Kincaid, Karen Childs, Frances Wallace, Sandra Naoom, Karen Blase
Category: State/District Schools

During this session participants will learn 1) How Florida's State PBS Project used clustering techniques to identify six areas that implementers and coaches found critical to implementing SWPBS; 2) How diverse groups of PBS team members used a systematic and evidence-based process to identify barriers and facilitators to the implementation of SWPBS in Florida schools; 3) How teachers and administrators in Florida schools rated and ranked barriers and facilitators to implementation of SWPBS; and, 4) How the data was used to create implementation supports and plans for schools and districts.

Teasing, Tauntin, Bullying, Harassment, Aggession: A PBS Approach to School-wide Prevenetion

Speakers: Howard Knoff
Category: Individual Schools

Given its pervasiveness and impact, schools need comprehensive, evidence-based, and ecologically-sound assessment to intervention approaches addressing student teasing, taunting, bullying, harassment, and aggression. This session focuses on how schools can: increase student tolerance/social interaction skills, encourage positive/supportive classroom climates, increase building safety/security, nurture parent/community partnerships, and create " no-tolerance-for bullying " school norms. Based on Project AHIEVE, a SAMHSA national model prevention program, participants will learn to organize comprehensive approaches for these challenging behaviors at prevention, strategic intervention, and intensive need levels.

Positive Behavior Supports in High Schools: Issues, Concerns and Strategies

Speakers: K Flannery, Hank Bohanon, George Sugai
Category: Individual Schools

While PBS is a well documented in elementary and middle schools, little is known about its effectiveness in high school settings. The purpose of this presentation is to 1) provide an overview of the major themes that were identified by the participants at a national conference First National Conference on High School Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) and 2) have an open discussion with participants of what is happening in their area.

Practices for Facilitating Transition of Young People with EBD into Adulthood

Speakers: Hewitt Clark, Peter Caproni, Noreen Lazar, Jordan Knab
Category: Community Applications

Transition into adulthood presents a particularly challenging period for youth and young adults with emotional/behavioral difficulties (EBD). the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) system prepares and supports youth and young adults with EBD in their movement into employment, educational opportunities, living situation, and community life functioning. You will learn the seven guidelines that drive the TIP system and will observe or participate in methods for teaching skills such as social-problem solving and employability skills through behavioral rehearsal and in-vivo community settings. You will also be given handouts related to each of the topics and have the opportunity for discussion with the presenters, including a young adult who has lived this process.

Discipline in the Schools: Changes in Professional Perspectives Since the 1970's

Speakers: John Hummel, Marty Smith, John O'Conner, Laura Riffel, Mack Burke, Shanna Hagan-Burke, Richard Boon, Valerie Cloud
Category: Classroom Management

In this symposium, the Steering Committee of Georgia's PBS program, Effective Behavior and Instructional Support, will (a) review how discipline practices at the school and individual levels have changed since the 1970s, and (b) how PBS in Georgia has been organized and implemented. Additionally, our initial data, both state-wide and for individual schools, will be presented.

A Functional Approach to Social for Young Students with Autism in Inlusive Settings

Speakers: Maureen Conroy, Elizabeth McKinney, Brian Boyd, Peter Alter
Category: Early Intervention

There is dramatic increase in the number of children identified with autism. Children with autism demonstrate significant social skills deficits that interfere with their ability to develop friendships with their peers. This session will present a systematic functional assessment process for use by practitioners to assist in identifying environmentally factors that contribute to and maintain social behaviors. A case study will be presented using video examples and assessment materials will be distributed to participants.

Implementing a program wide model for positive behavior supports in early childhood settings: Current practices, challenges and barriers

Speakers: Mary Louise Hemmeter, Amanda Quesenberry
Category: Early Intervention

In this session, the results of two interview studies (one with early childhood program directors and one with child care providers) will be presented. The purpose of these studies was to investigate (a) the extent to which child care providers are challenged by problem behavior in young children and the types of support they need to effectively address problem behavior, and (b) the extent to which early childhood programs have the supports and resources needed to implement program wide positive behavior supports. Implications for future research and practice in this area will be discussed.

Person-guided Functional Assessment Stragegies

Speakers: Dan Baker, Richard Blumberg
Category: Functional Assessment

Many studies have examined the use of functional assessment interview tools completed by educators and care providers. Why not interview the person with problem behaviors? This interactive session will describe strategies to include the perspective of the person regarding situations leading to occurrences of problem behavior. The presenters will distribute an interview form that can be used to conduct the interview. Results of a published study on use of this tool will be presented.

Validating the Construct of Coercion in Family Routines: Implications for family-centered PBS

Speakers: Joseph Lucyshyn
Category: Family Support

We present an observational study of parent-child interaction in home routines with families of children with disabilities and problem behavior. The aim was to validate hypotheses about shy problem behaviors develop in routines. Ten families participated. Videotaped observations were conducted and interaction data were analyzed. Results confirmed hypotheses about coercive contextually-appropriate PBS plan in family contexts are discussed.

Training Parents to apply posivite behavior support

Speakers: Burcu Ulke Kurcuoglu, Dilek Erbas, Yasemin Turan
Category: Family Support

There is a growing body of evidence that positive behavior support is an effective process to reduce problem behavior. However it is surprising that so few studies have been conducted in applied settings, such as classrooms and home settings (e.g. Dunlap and Fox, 1999; Fox, Dunlap,and Philbrick, 1997; Vaughn, Clarke, and Dunlap, 1997). Therefore, the purpose of the current study is twofold: (a) to train parents on how to conduct positive behavior support within their home and (b) to evaluate the opinions of parents about positive behavior support before and after training. This is an ongoing research project so results of this study will be shared and discussed during the presentation.

What Works? Findings from Implementing Schoolwide PBS and Comparing Targeted Interventions

Speakers: Bridget Walker, Craig Blum, Wendy Iwaszuk
Category: Community Applications

This session presents findings from a statewide project in Washington evaluating the impact of the implementation of PBS within all three levels of the model. Comparative effects between individualized, evidence based behavior management strategies and the Behavior Education Program for supporting the needs of students with behavior problems will be explored. Results from a number of measures examining schoolwide systems, teacher knowledge and skills, as well as students' academic and social functioning will be shared.

12:15PM - 12:45PM, Day 1

Web site Brown Bag Lunch

Speakers: Rachel Freeman, Laura Riffel
Category: website

The purpose of the Website Brown Bag Lunch is to gather information that will be used to enhance and expand the APBS.ORG website. Brown bag facilitators will be guiding a discussion about the types of resources, content, and communication systems needed to meet the needs of the Association for Positive Behavior Support. The information gathered at this conference will be used to create a long term action plan for APBS.ORG.

Session B - Thursday, March 10, 12:50PM - 2:20 PM

Properly Preparing and Taining Personnel for Positive Behavior Support Implementation

Speakers: Melissa Strock
Category: Personnel Preparation

Properly preparing personnel can mean the difference between failed attempts and highly successful implementation of Positive Behavior Support. Often teachers feel they are given interventions without adequate training or support to implement the interventions. Learn step-by-step strategies to prepare education professionals for successful intervention performance. We will discuss proven techniques that increase the likelihood that an intervention will be carried through to conclusion. Simple and easy measurement and outcome data collection procedures will be shared.

Preparing Educators to deliver Positive Behavior Support: A Contiuum Apporach

Speakers: Candace Baker, Hank Bohanon-Edmonson
Category: Personnel Preparation

This session presents a personnel preparation model for PBS for general education and special education teachers, The model was designed to fit the state of Illinois certification system for special and general educators. Illinois now uses a non-categorical model of teacher certification with entry-level teachers prepared for the LBSI (Learning Behavior Specialist) certification. It also requires general education candidates to have an increase knowledge of evidenced based practices for students with special needs. Teachers can choose an area of specialty for the LBSII. One of the areas of specialty is the Behavior Specialist. This framework fits well with the PBS model of a continuum of positive supports.

Research at the tip of the Triangle from K to 12

Speakers: Tary Tobin, Emma Martin, Ursula Garrett
Category: Intervention (Individual)

Research on tertiary Interventions for students " at the tip of the triangle " will be presented. At any age, students with serious behavior problems are at risk of rejection and exclusion. Results from the Behavioral Histories Project and the High School Positive Behavior Support Project, the Comprehensive Positive Behavior Support Project, Project FIVE (Functional Interventions in Versatile Environments), and the Oregon Behavior Tracking Sample Study reveal ways to promote inclusion and support for students across the years.

Quality Indicators of Posivite Behavior Support Plans

Speakers: Albert Cavalier, Gary Allison, Lori Duerr, Deborah Boyer
Category: Intervention (Individual)

This session will describe the design, evolution, and evaluation of an instrument intended to provide guidance to practitioners on the PBA-to-BSP process and feedback on the quality of the products that emerge from that process. The instrument is being used in schools participating in the Delaware statewide PBS initiative. It has been shaped by the PBS research knowledge base and feedback from PBS practitioners and administrators. Presenters will invite participation in a consortium to continue the dialogue on this aspect of best practices in PBS.

Application of System-wide PBS at the May Institute

Speakers: Robert Putnam, Marcie Putnam, Jannette Rey, Kimberly Thier, James Connell, Adam Feinberg
Category: Individual Schools

This session will provide you this three date-based examples of PBS: 1) a pilot program designed to create early childhood environments that promote prosocial development in children at-risk for expulsion due to their aggressive behaviors; 2) a comparison controlled study demonstrating the effectiveness of PBS across four schools on academic and behavioral outcomes, and; 3) a review of the relationship between the Systems-wide Evaluation Tool (SET) and behavioral outcomes. Time will be provided for a discussion of the interventions as well as future directions for continued research.

Effects of the Behavior Education Program (BEP) on Problem Behavior at the Elementary School Level

Speakers: Leanne Hawken, Sandy MacLeod
Category: Individual Schools

The Behavior Education Program (BEP) is a modified check-in, check-out targeted intervention implemented school-wide to support students who are at-risk. Much of the research of BEP has been conducted at the middle school level (e.g., Hawken 2004; Hawken and Horner, 2002). The purpose of this presentation is to present preliminary results of a three year research project examining the effects of BEP at the elementary school level. This presentation will also include practical application suggestions for researchers and practitioners interested in implementing the BEP.

The Cause and Benefits of Happiness

Speakers: Ed Diener
Category: Invited Speaker

In this talk Dr. Diener will then outline some of the major causes and processes related to subjective well-being,l give an overview of research showing that subjective well-being is beneficial, leading to better relationships, earning more money and being a good organizational citizen at work, doing volunteer work, and being healthier.

Classroom varibles related to effective literacy instructions: Implications for targeted interventions within school-wide PBS systems

Speakers: Janine Stichter, Tim Lewis
Category: Classroom Management

This presentation will describe the results of a classroom assessment tool (Setting Factors Assessment Tool - SFAT) designed to identify pivotal environmental and instructional variables as they relate to literacy growth and prosocial behaviors. Pilot data includes 36 general education classrooms across four elementary schools, two of the schools were considered " highly impacted " and all four were actively employing a school wide model of PBS. Results will be shared in relation to potential application for a classroom-based model of prevention through the use of pivotal instructional variables.

Designing School-Based Support Programs for Families with Toddlers and Preschools with ASD

Speakers: Gusty-Lee Boulware, Bonnie McBride, Nancy Rosenburg
Category: Early Intervention

Best practice suggests that families with young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) receive family support and educational services (National Research Council, 2001). However, configuring and delivering such support services is a challenge for many public school districts and birth to three early intervention centers. At the University of Washington, Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) staff members are currently developing a family-centered curriculum, which emphasizes positive behavior support for families with toddlers and preschoolers with ASD. In this session, participants will learn how Project DATA staff implements their school-based support program emphasizing positive behavior support for parents with toddlers and preschoolers with ASD and how parents have related the effectiveness.

Catch Them Early! Positive Behavior Support in Early Childhood Education Programs

Speakers: Howard Muscott, Eric Mann, Tina Lapointe
Category: Early Intervention

This presentation will describe school-wide and targeted applications of Positive Behavior Support being implemented in Head Start programs and other preschools across New Hampshire. Participants will be provided with strategies for adapting elements of universal and targeted systems of school-wide discipline to early childhood programs including teaching behavioral expectations, creating reinforcement procedures, defining problem behavior developmentally, and documenting problem behavior in an efficient manner. Examples of successful approaches along with data on effectiveness will be shared.

Evidence-Based Practices for Accommodating Challenging Behavior: Functional Assessment and intervention Systems

Speakers: Karen Stoiber, Michelle Miller, Gretchen Lewis-Snyder
Category: Functional Assessment

This session demonstrates how to conduct functional assessments that incorporate evidence-based practices and produce positive outcomes with the newly published Functional Assessment and Intervention System (FAIS). The FAIS provides a comprehensive assessment leading to intervention package for targeting challenges, monitoring change, and evaluating response to intervention. Emphasis will be given to strategies shown to work with preschool through elementary students!

Practical Strategies for Supporting Families through Comprehensive PBS

Speakers: Amy McCart, Diane Bannerman Juracek
Category: Family Support

Understanding the complex climate of each unique family when providing PBS to children with challenging behavior is necessary for ensuring good outcomes. Often when working with families you may find that decreasing challenging behavior isn't the only challenge. This session will provide core features of successful work in the family context. Additionally, we will look at family quality of life measures and outcomes, case studies, and practical approaches to addressing family need and problem behavior.

The activation of social networks - a thesis project with quasiexperimental investigation plan

Speakers: Sibylle Friedrich
Category: Family Support

Twenty family assistants were trained in network-oriented intervention methods, which they integrated in the 9 months following on it into their work with 26 families with complex needs. Additionally a group of comparisons was used (N-26), in which with traditional family assistance one worked. The methodical origin lies in the resource-oriented US-American Wraparound concept. The network analysis took place to both points of gate time with Mannheimer interview of social support and via qualitative interviews with all involved ones with supplemented. First results show that social support form family members, neighbors and friends has increased in the research group

Comprehensive Support Services in Alabama

Speakers: Susan Ford
Category: Community Applications

The presenter will summarize a program that Alabama put in place as a support system for families and community service providers when three of the four state developmental centers were closed in FY03 and FY04. Three service teams were formed to assist with individuals who presented significantly challenging behaviors. Behavioral intervention and crisis prevention services as well as psychiatric, medical, and dental service provided by these teams will be described.

Session C - Thursday, March 10, 2:40PM - 4:10PM

Providing Positive Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Speakers: Rose Iovannone, Ilene Schwartz, Bonnie McBride, Carol Davis, Rebecca Morrison, Carol Quirk, Barbara Gruber, Laurie Sperry
Category: Personnel Preparation

The unique behavior challenges of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) requires schools to go beyond universal supports to create positive behavior change. The Professional Development in Autism Center (PDA), a federally funded project, has six sites offering intensive training opportunities for school teams and families. Four sites will present case examples of school teams who received training in providing individualized positive supports and interventions to students with ASD. Post-training results will be shared.

Indexing MEMOS for Parents: Make Every Moment An Opportunity Situation!

Speakers: Annette Jerome, Anita Mukamal
Category: Personnel Preparation

This presentation describe the uses of brief solution-focused consultation to help parents provide positive behavioral supports to children with autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbance, ADHD and conduct disorders. This session will focus on the consultation sessions and how parents were involved in identifying target behaviors, collecting data and implementing positive behavior supports learned through participation in the MEMOS for Parents sessions. Effective brief solution-focused intervention techniques will be presented along with the research documenting effectiveness.

Incorporating Positive Teaching Strategies and Support during Natural Routines of Children with Disabilities

Speakers: Maureen Schepis
Category: Intervention (Individual)

Research has shown that children with disabilities are most successful when teachers use a variety of positive behavior support strategies in their classrooms. For example, teachers should be able to provide positive interactions, conduct preference/reimforcer assessments, provide choice-making opportunities, and utilize incidental teaching strategies to increase the likelihood that children will acquire skills and functionally participate in classroom activities. A protocol to evaluate the presence or absence of positive behavior support strategies in classrooms for students with disabilities will be described based on a series of applied research studies. Procedures to train teachers to learn and use skills using a video-based training procedure and on-the job feedback model will be discussed.

Designing Behavior Support that is both " Technically Sound " and " Contextually Appropriate "

Speakers: Rob Horner, Richard Albin, Anne Todd
Category: Intervention (Individual)

This session will focus on the " knowledge " needed in a behavior support team to build behavior support that is both effective (e.g., technically sound), and implemented (e.g., contextually appropriate). Emphasis will be given to the design of behavior support teams, the use of assessment information, and the critical features of behavior support plans. Participants will leave with a self-assessment tool they can use in their local settings.

Skills for Success: Combining SWPBS and Supports for At-risk Youth

Speakers: Jeffrey Sprague, Vicki Nishioka, Tom English
Category: State/District Schools

There are few studies assessing the effectiveness of programs that combine schoolwide PBS with specialized supports for at-risk youth. We will describe the background and procedures of a comprehensive approach to support at-risk adolescents, coordinating with families and community agencies will be presented. We will present data from a project funded by the Oregon Department of Education and the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

An Example of State-wide Positive Behavior Support Planning and Evaluation

Speakers: Rachel Freeman
Category: Community Applications

The Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support (PBS) facilitates state-wide planning and provides training in PBS to professionals across developmental disability, mental health, and child welfare services and systems. Once professionals complete training they are eligible to receive Medicaid reimbursement for facilitating PBS planning. The purpose of the Institute is to embed PBS principles across service systems. This session will describe state-wide planning efforts and present KIPBS evaluation data.

Using Positive Behavior Support in the Classroom

Speakers: Josh Harrower
Category: Classroom Management

This session will present a process that teachers and instructional assistants can use to implement class-wide and individual applications of PBS in the classroom. Key elements of class-wide behavior support and important aspects of individual PBS approaches will be outlined and discussed. Topics to be addressed include developing and teaching class rules and procedures, developing and implementing group and class-wide inventive plans, correcting and responding to problem behavior, identifying students in need of individualized support, conducting a functional assessment, and designing and implementing individualized support plans.

PBS: Making a difference from child, to class, to school

Speakers: Colleen Finegan
Category: Early Intervention

Description of a university partnership initiative which provided comprehensive PBS training for teams of early childhood educators, intervention specialist, parents, service providers, and administration to: a) provide supportive services for children with behavioral difficulties in transition from preschool to kindergarten, and b) to increase student productivity and decrease problem behaviors that interfere with instruction in primary classrooms through examining the problem behaviors, setting reasonable attainable goals, and creating an action plan.

Program-wide Approaches for Addressing Young Children's Challenging Behavior

Speakers: Lise Fox, Mary Louise Hemmeter, Linda Broyles, Sharon Doubet
Category: Early Intervention

Program-wide Positive Behavior Support offers early childhood programs an effective way to prevent and address young children's challenging behavior. In this session, the presenters will discuss the application and outcomes of program wide PBS in early childhood settings including a public school early childhood center and a regional Head Start program. The presentation will include a discussion of the unique challenges associated with early childhood program-wide PBS and provide information that will assist in program adoption.

High School Education Diagnosticians' Perceptions of the FBA Process in Delaware

Speakers: Annette Pratola
Category: Functional Assessment

This study explored how ten high school Educational Diagnosticians in four school districts in Delaware perceive their school IEP teams are conducting and implementing the Functional Behavior Process in their schools within the limits and resources of a public school system.

Parents on a Mission Toolkit

Speakers: Rene' Anderson, Mary Jane Henry
Category: Family Support

This is an interactive session designed to introduce caregivers to the world of advocacy. The Parents on a Mission Toolkit was created to equip caregivers with information to help them as they learn to navigate child-serving systems. This presentation will introduce the primary components of the Toolkit, one of which is a parent advocacy training curriculum. Examples will be offered of how leadership abilities of caregivers have been enhanced as a result of the training.

Developing a Model to Facilitate Family-School Partnerships in Positive Behavior Support Process

Speakers: Bobbie Vaughn
Category: Family Support

In this session, the presenters will outline the background and importance of family involvement with schools and partnerships in positive behavior support, and provide strategies that enlist family involvement in the behavior support process. The presenters will encourage audience participation and discussion and participants will receive relevant materials and a manual that details strategies for family involvement with schools in the positive behavior support process.

Positive Behavior Support SpecialistL Supporting the Adults

Speakers: Erin Kelly, Gary Sappington
Category: Community Applications

This session will introduce a system of intervention that trains adults in ways to support children that complements school-wide positive behavior support. Subjects such as communication style, conflict resolution, and the creation of a personal plan of sef-control are integrated with a knowledge of the technical skills necessary for writing and implementing Behavior Support Plans. With these skills in place, adults are better equipped to sustain support over time.

Session D - Thursday, March 10, 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Preparing Special Educators to Implement School-wide PBS: Personnel Preparation in New England

Speakers: Dina Traniello, Anne Howard, Karen Zimrich
Category: Personnel Preparation

This presentation will focus on the training and consultation approaches used for preparing and supporting special educators in the assessment, planning and implementing of school-wide positive behavior support (PBS). Data on pre-service teacher preparation from programs across New England in the area of behavioral support will be reviewed along with state competencies for special education teachers. State data on in-service training and support in PBS will also be examined.

Supporting Students in the General Education Curriculum and General Education Classes Using Embedded Instruction

Speakers: Jesse Johnson, John McDonnell, Matt Jameson
Category: Personnel Preparation

This session is designed to provide practitioners and researchers with an overview of embedded instruction as a strategy for supporting the participation of students with severe disabilities in general education classes and the general developmental skills within the flow of ongoing classroom activities.

The Use of Guided Notes on Quiz Scores and Academic Engagement with Incarcerated Juveniles Who Have Sexually Offended

Speakers: Kymberly Harris
Category: Intervention (Individual)

The presenter used guided notes with incarcerated juveniles to determine the effectiveness of this " low-tech " strategy. Results indicated that the students scored higher on quizzes but that guided notes did not increase academic engagement. The research results promote investigation into study skills instruction of juveniles who have been incarcerated.

Short Term Intervention-Lasting Effects: Utilizing PBS Techiques for Individaul Success

Speakers: Kimberly Moffett
Category: Intervention (Individual)

A successful program focusing on the implications, processes, and successes of temporarily removing students with challenging behaviors from their current placement. Implementation of PBS concepts in a temporary setting change behavior for placement back into the general education curriculum. Generalization occurs in small transition segments for student success. Components of the class focus on the individual needs of each student, completing FBA's, teacher training, and academic skill deficits.

Inclusive Education and School-wide Positive Behavior Support: School Reform that Supports ALL Students

Speakers: Jacki Anderson
Category: Individual Schools

Dr. Anderson will present a variety of effective strategies for including students with disabilities in general education classroom and school settings. A process for school-wide positive behavior supports that has been used effectively in hundreds of schools throughout the USA will also be presented. Restructuring efforts will be addressed at the school site level with a focus on those strategies required for both effective inclusion and positive behavior supports.

Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorder: Preferred and Promising Practices

Speakers: Tim Lewis
Category: Invited Speaker

This session will provide an overview of current school-based assessment and intervention practices for use with children and youth with behavioral disorders (BD). An emphasis on instructional strategies guided by functional behavioral assessment will be emphasized.

Strategies for identifying and Managing Factors that Contribute to Disruptive Classroom Behavior

Speakers: Florah Luseno
Category: Classroom Management

This presentation will emphasize strategies special and general educators can use to structure their learning environment and identify factors that contribute to disruptive classroom behavior. Information emphasized is designed to enable the participants to: a) learn how to use functional assessment to identify events that influence student's disruptive behavior; b) identify strategies they can use to maintain classroom control and order; and c) determine how to create a positive classroom climate that keeps students engaged

Partnering with Parents to Develop Assessment-Based Interventions

Speakers: Natalie Sokol, Lee Kern, George DuPaul, Lauren Dullem, Katharine Reilly
Category: Early Intervention

This presentation is based on a study, funded by NIMH, examining assessment0based interventions for pre-school-aged children at risk for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. We will provide attendees with a framework for collaborating with parents throughout the functional behavioral assessment and intervention process, including data collection, hypothesis development, and the identification and implementation of preventive, instructive, and consequence-based interventions. Specific case examples, videos, and practical application activities will be utilized to demonstrate and practice the strategies.

Development of a Quality of Life Assessment for Young Children with Development Delays

Speakers: Rachel Bowman
Category: Early Intervention

The present study describes the development of the Quality of Life Questionnaire (QOLQ). The first step consisted of developing an interview that was administered to a sample of 15 mothers with young children. Statistical analysis of the interview data was conducted, and the interview was reduced to a self-report questionnaire (QOLQ). The Questionnaire was then distributed to 228 mothers of young children. Data on internal consistency and test-retest reliability will be presented.

Developing Teachers' Expertise in FBA Practices for Students with E/BD: Research-based Recommendations

Speakers: Hal Jackson
Category: Functional Assessment

A systematic review of the literature was developed to address three questions: (1) What are the essential knowledge, skill and process competencies of an adequate training package? (2) What training methods are most effective ? (3) How best do trainers address the issue of barriers to implementation? Following a discussion of results, critical issues will be identified for consideration by those individuals responsible for shaping the design of FBA training and on-going technical support systems.

Parenting with PBS: Applying Positive Behavior Support to Address Typical Behavior Problems for Families

Speakers: Meme Hieneman, Karen Childs
Category: Family Support

This session will provide an overview of ways in which the process of positive behavior support may be adapted and incorporated into parenting practices for families of children experiencing typical (and not so typical) behavioral challenges. Topics will include 1) a problem-solving process to address problem behaviors and routines within families, and 2) infusing the PBS philosophy and approach into the family structure.

Giving voice to parents obtainng services for your children with challenging behaviors

Speakers: Jonathan Worcester, Linda Raffaele Mendez, Harold Keller
Category: Family Support

This session will provide an overview of a recent study conducted with families obtaining services for young children with challenging behavior in Hillsborough County, Florida. The purpose of the qualitative study was to give voice to parents, particularly in reference to their experiences obtaining services and supports for their child's challenging behavior. Findings will be presented and discussed relative to implications for future research and practice.

Measuring Outcomes of a Community - Based PBS Program

Speakers: Jennifer McFarland, Barbara Becker-Cottrill
Category: Community Applications

This session will describe outcome measures collected on a community-based PBS program, the Family Focus Positive Behavior Support Program (FFPBS). The effects of PBS on parental stress, quality of life, and satisfaction will be presented. Strategies that might assist other community-based programs in systematizing data collection will be discussed as will barriers that exist for these programs.

Poster Session I

Whose Behavior Are We Trying to Change?

Speakers: Ken McDonald
Category: Teaming and Collaboration

It is often difficult getting the primary support persons to buy into preventive, positive approaches, and endure the pain of changing their habits. This presentation outlines a brief training model for parents, teachers, and staff using simple language to explain: (1) The functions of child's behaviors, but more importantly the functions of their own maintaining behaviors. (2) The difference between direct contingencies and verbally mediated, remote contingencies. (3) Way they must endure short-tem pain to enjoy long-term gain.

A Consultative Model for Providing Positive Behavior Supports To Rural/Underserved Schools

Speakers: John Wheeler
Category: Community Applications - Poster

This presentation will highlight a technical assistance project known as the Tennessee Tech University Make a Difference project. This funded initiative is aimed at the delivery of technical assistance and consultation in the area of positive behavior supports to rural/underserved schools. The poster session will emphasize the project's design, methods for delivering technical assistance to regional schools, collaboration with school-based behavior support teams and families, and lastly, school-based, classroom-based and individual program outcomes and evaluation.

Involving Community, Parent, and Youth Partners in Positive Behavior Support Implementation

Speakers: Keli Tallman, Robin Galloway
Category: Community Applications - Poster

This session will highlight how the Iowa Behavioral Alliance is working to include communities, families, and youth in an effort to strengthen PBS service outcomes to Iowa students. The session will identify different ways that multiple stakeholders can be engaged in strengthening PBS concepts, strategies, and frameworks beyond the school day and school walls.

Behavior Intervention Kit: Positive Supports in Educational Environments

Speakers: Judith Miller, Marvin Nordeen
Category: Intervention Strategies - Poster

One of the biggest obstacles to proactive behavior planning is getting started. The Behavior Intervention kit, used throughout the Traverse Bay Intermediate School District, eliminates the fear of the unknown. The kit includes resources for effective documentation, incident report writing, problem solving, functional analysis, plan development, and data collection. It will help develop proactive behavior interventions and positive support plans in regular and special education settings. Participants will be given a sample Behavior Intervention Kit.

Concurrent Implementation of Academic-cum-Behavioral Intervention for Students and Effective Instuction for Teachers

Speakers: Smita Shukla-Mehta
Category: Functional Assessment

Functional behavioral assessments were conducted with four elementary students, two with and two without disabilities. A functionally relevant, positive, and comprehensive intervention was implemented to concurrently target teacher and student behaviors using a two-tier multiple baseline design across students. Results demonstrated that students showed increases in active engagement, elected social skills, and decreased problem behavior as a function of the use of effective instructional strategies by teachers and specific skills instruction by the investigator.

Personnal Preparation for Implementing PBS in Early Childhood Settings

Speakers: Laruie Marquardt-Westlake, Christy Thompson
Category: Early Intervention - Poster

This session will discuss PBS/FBA workshops provided to 190 early interventionist. Participants attended as work-site teams and collaborated on assignments. Workshop evaluations were favorable, however follow-up data indicated not all participants were comfortable enough to achieve implementation in everyday practice. Adult-learning theory and principles of change suggest that long-term training and on-site support/follow-up may improve results. A new training plan involving use of visiting Learning Coaches will be presented. Preliminary data will also be discussed.

PLAY DATE CENTRAL - Facilitating Friendships in Children with ASD

Speakers: Rebecca Klaw
Category: Intervention Strategies - Poster

This presentation will describe the philosophy that guides Play Data Central, a unique program that builds social skills in a wide variety of children, ages 2-15, with autistic spectrum disorders. The presenter will discuss basic strategies for effective group intervention including the need for routine as well as environmental considerations such as lighting, room size, and sound cues. Assessment and data collection will be addressed as tools for determining effectiveness.

A Turn of the Cards: People with disabilities mentoring people with disabilities.

Speakers: Stewart Shear, Elizabeth DelPizzo Cheng, Dorothy Carter
Category: Intervention Strategies - Poster

Typically, persons that are not disabled are involved in mentoring individuals with disabilities when learning new skills. This study, Peer Mentors with disabilities were trained to apply prompting, reinforcement, and error correction procedures when teaching a peer with disabilities on identified work tasks. The results indicate that the Peer Mentor could learn and apply the mentoring skills with a high degree of integrity to individuals with disabilities. The benefactors were able to complete work products correctly and produced more non-prompted task responses over time.

The Demonstration Classroom: A Training Model for Teachers of Students with Autism

Speakers: Christine Reeve, Susan Kabot

The Demonstration Classroom is a training model developed to help provide hands-on training in classroom organization and implementation of a variety of teaching strategies effective for students with autism. This model uses principles of positive behavioral support to keep students actively engaged in meaningful instruction and to reinforce on-task and appropriate behavior. The model will be discussed and pictures presented of the process.

The study of locus of control to promote feelings of internal control

Speakers: William Jarrett
Category: Measuring Outcomes - Poster

The presentation will describe how a research project on locus of control, the personality construct that refers to an individual's beliefs about whether the outcomes in life are dependent on a person's own behavior or whether they are a result of forces outside of a person's control, was used to promote greater feelings of internality in adolescent students in a long-term residential psychiatric facility. The presentation will describe how the students, under the supervision and direction of the facility's school staff, conducted the study, what the results were, and how the study impacted the lives of those who participated in the study.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Supports and Interventions for Improved Outcomes

Speakers: Marcia Maltaverne
Category: Person-Centered Planning

Individuals with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder may present the greatest challenge a family member of professional ever faces. These are individuals who 'don't get it', who repeat the same offenses over and over, who 'talk the talk but don't walk the walk', who are 'smart enough to know better'. This session will provide families and professionals with pr0-active environmental supports and behavior strategies which have been seen to work with individuals suffering from a FASD.

Effects of an integratvie, learning theory-based discipline program on Children's classroom behavior: A new approach to managment and discipline.

Speakers: Peter Ross
Category: Intervention Strategies - Poster

This presentation will address positive approaches and strategies for classroom management and discipline. The presentation also will share results of a recent study (conducted by the author/presenter) which implemented a new strategy for positive classroom management.

Empirically based Comprehensive Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum: A Team Process

Speakers: Janine Stichter, Mark Moody, Greg Crider
Category: Teaming and Collaboration

This session summarizes the activates and resulting benefits of an interdisciplinary Support Training and Resources committee developed to address an increase in students with intensive social, communication and behavior needs within a small to medium sized educational service agency, Complete programmatic assessment and overhaul was conducted across early childhood, elementary and secondary programs for students with autism and related needs. Programmatic framework, curriculum development process and team process will be shared.

Incidental Teaching Methods in a Child with Pervasive Development Disorder

Speakers: Billie Jo Meador, Rachel Bowman
Category: Person Centered Planning

In this clinical case study, the parents and student therapist of a boy with PDD-NOS were taught to use specific verbal and play behaviors to engage the boy in child-directed interaction. Next, they made pictorial script cards in order to aid his understanding of spoken language and to enhance his ability to respond appropriately to questions. In order to enhance the child's motivation and skill acquisition, the child was involved in the development of the script cards, and the cards were incorporated into child-directed interaction. The results and the future goals of the intervention will be presented.

Supervision and Training issues: How do we " pass the torch " to others??

Speakers: Rachel Bowman
Category: Teaming and Collaboration

In this poster, the presenter will discuss methods and approaches to supervision and training in positive behavior support (PBS). Supervision and training in PBS of undergraduate student therapists and predoctoral interns in psychology will be presented.

Importance of Assessing Family Dynamics in Positive Behavior Supports

Speakers: Corrina Duvall
Category: Functional Assessment

This presentation links the importance of assessing the home environment with Positive Behavior Supports, and emphasizes why it is necessary to do this during the preschool years. The home environment is broken into four domains: strengths, stressors, relationships, and demographics. A discussion of assessment practices is outlined as well as a description of some specific measures to consider using for this purpose.

A View from the West - California''s Functional Analysis Assessment: A Look at How School Districts in Southern California Are Implementing the IDEA Requirement for Functional Behavioral Assessment

Speakers: Christine Storm-Smith, John Thompas
Category: Functional Assessment

This session presents an overview of California State Education Code and California Code of Regulations outlining Positive Behavioral Interventions including Functional Analysis Assessment and results from a qualitative study of present practices and policy in Southern California. The session will present a brief historical overview of the law and an in-depth look at the implementation and policy of representative school districts in the greater Los Angeles area.

Decision Reliability and Convergent Agreement of Three Functional Assessment Strategies

Speakers: Hal Jackson
Category: Functional Assessment

The decision reliability and convergent agreement of three direct and indirect functional behavior assessment strategies were analyzed using data collected from 17 elementary, middle and high school students exhibiting disruptive and challenging classroom behavior and their teachers. The presenter will (a) review findings and implications for future investigations, and (b) discuss case studies from this analysis and the implication for school-based practices in functional assessment and behavior support planning.

Social Skills for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Speakers: RinaMarie Leon-Guerrero, Penny Williams

In this presentation, participants will be given information on Teaching social skills to young children with ASD in school programs. Specifically, participants will learn about assessment, instructional strategies, and activities to promote social interaction in the classroom as well as during social skill groups. Participants will leave with a social skills assessment tool, detailed activities to promote social interactions as well as resources for lesson planning and data collection.

Effects of Positive Interations with High School Students

Speakers: Hector Garcia, Ray Burke, Walter Powell, Rob Oats, Jose' Bolton
Category: Measuring Outcomes - Poster

This study used an experimental design to assess implementation and outcomes of a classroom management program that helps school staff create a positive climate for learning. The study occurred at an urban high school with an enrollment of 4,000, primarily Hispanic, low-income students. Results suggest that those teachers who used positive strategies had better outcomes with classroom management and related variables. Session participants will learn and develop ways in which school administrators and consultants address program implementation challenges.

Preparation for personnel to support students with extra educational needs

Speakers: Rebecca Smith, Deidra Irvin
Category: Personnel Preparation

The session describes one university's redesign of curriculum to prepare pre-professionals and professionals to support students with extra educational and behavioral needs in general education settings. The session offers details on preparation of university students to collaborate with school personnel and families in making data-based decisions in order to effectively support positive behavioral change. The coursework includes a firm grounding in behavioral theory, proactive instructional supports, and empirically validated practices.

Interagency Collaborative Approach Supporting Children with Significant Developmental Discorders in Rural Vermont

Speakers: Linda Chaim, Jean Gilmond
Category: Community Applications - Poster

Longitudinal Case Presentation of developmentally disabled child (autism). Session will cover the struggle of both education and developmental services to provide positive behavioral supports across both home, school and community environments. Outline of strategic intervention and training of parents, teachers, and support providers. Discussion of Functional Behavioral Analysis to create positive behavioral support plan sequences and environmental engineering. Creative problem solving for funding barriers and agency rules. Celebration of success while building future collaborative community structures.

Facilitating Support for Positive Behavior Through Brain-Based Behavior Consultation

Speakers: Susan Lees

Providing support for positive behavior is a process that should result in students learning to assess the demands of diverse environments; accurately identify behavioral difficulties within environments, and gain assistance from consultants, parents and others, to develop, implement, and evaluate their plans. Applying brain research to this support process can enrich and expand the possibilities available in our behavioral consultations.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: A Positive Approach to Systems Change

Speakers: Barbara Blakey, Tom Ellison, Cindy Nolan, Christine Downs
Category: Community Applications - Poster

Schools that support a systems approach for all programs are those that experience success. The success is based on the collection of data to identify the student and school needs. The same data is used to measure success. Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports was the systems change approach necessary to support the mission of the Liberty Central School district: All of our students will be able to dream, contribute and thrive in a diverse community.

Help! How do I develop a Positive Behavior Plan

Speakers: Joey Lee, Margaret Pepper, Martha Savage
Category: Personnel Preparation

Behavior and social issues have become a challenging part of daily school life. Proactive schools and teachers have plans in place to address concerns on an individual basis. Learn how to form a Student Assistance Team, involve parents, community stakeholders, and develop a positive behavioral plan for individual students displaying social, emotional, and/or behavioral difficulties. Sample behavior plans and intervention strategies will be presented targeting bullying, aggression.

Improving Quality of Life for an Adult with Autisum utilizing Functional Communication Training

Speakers: Tracy Stephens
Category: Quality of Life

This session will present a case study of the use of FCT to significantly improve the quality of life for an adult woman with Autism who engaged in severe self-injurious behavior and aggression. This case study demonstrates with data the effectiveness of using brief outpatient training sessions on a very time limited basis. Outcomes were measured via decrease in overall challenging behavior as well as significant increases in post-treatment work production and salary.

Positive Behavior Support Strategies for Students with Disruptive Behaviors

Speakers: Michele McKoy
Category: Intervention Strategies - Poster

The purpose of this poster is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to support the disruptive student in the classroom. Participants will analyze adult actions, identify the components of the conflict cycle, determine the effects on student behavior, and apply surface management techniques to real-life situations. 3/10/2005 6:30:00 PM 8:30:00 PM

The Demonstration Classrooms: A Training Model for Teachers of Students with Autism

Speakers: Christine Reeve, Susan Kabot
Category: Personnel Preparation

The Demonstration Classroom is a training model developed to help provide hands-on-training in classroom organization and implementation of a variety of teaching strategies effective fro students with autism. This model uses principles of positive behavioral support to keep students actively engaged in meaningful instruction and to reinforce on-task and appropriate behavior. The model will be discussed and video clips will be used to illustrate the training process.s.

Walking the Path, Becoming Remarkably Able

Speakers: Jackie Marquette
Category: Community Applications - Poster

Our culture often views students and young adults with developmental disabilities (DD) requiring therapy or treatment with much lesser emphasis on opportunities that guide them to discover purpose and contribution in their daily lives. It is hard not to ask, " What is wrong with this picture? " Persons with DD have the right to ask these questions, " What is my life really about? " " Why am I here? " " What do I want to become? " This session is about how families and professionals can increase successful transitions.

Using a Critical Friends Group Methodology in a Teacher Education Program to Improve the Quality of Positive Behavioral Support Plans

Speakers: Kimberley Robinson Washburn
Category: Personnel Preparation

The implementation process of a CFG methodology into PBIS course at one university will be shared. Summary of challenges experienced in this course and why a new process was sought out will be provided. The protocol used as a structure to elicit feedback from peers and to ultimately improve the quality of the graduates' PBS plans and the outcome measures (comparison of plans created by individual students to those same plans after using essential features of a CFG) will be disseminated.

An Analysis of Intervention Research Across Five Years within the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions

Speakers: Shelley Clarke, Michelle Marill, Rebecca Frank

This poster will provide an overview of experimental research plubished with the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions over fice years. The intervention studies analyzed where conducted in an effort to improve the responding of children and youth with behavioral deisorders and developmental disabilities. The data pool consisted of all the articles published between 1999 and 2003, that met criteria for intervention research. These articles were identified and scored on a number of descriptive dimensions (e.g., participant characteristics, settings, dependent measures, independent variables, and ecological validity). Results of the analysis will be illustrated indicating an increasing trend toward younger participant populations, general education settings, and studies conducted in more natural environments and typical routines. The data also indicated an increase over time of the use of preliminary assessments used to determine behavioral hypotheses and intervention strategies. The poster will also describe the trends between JPBI and other intervention oriented peer-reviewed journals.

APBS.ORG: The Association for Positive Behavior Support Website

Speakers: Rachel Freeman, Laura Riffel Riffel
Category: APBS Web site

This poster will describe the major features of the website and describe how the Association for PBS will use the website to communicate with members and disseminate information. Long-term planning is currently underway to enhance and expand the current site. Presenters will be requesting feedback on how to improve the website. The information gathered at this conference will become part of the information used to create the long term action plan.

Session E - Friday, March 11, 8:30AM - 10:00AM

Training a secondary general education teacher to apply functional behavioral assessment

Speakers: Charles Dukes
Category: Personnel Preparation

In light of concerns surrounding low-level high frequency problem behaviors and changes in federal legislation, many special educators are currently using functional behavioral assessment (PBA) technology. With the growing numbers of students with and without disabilities attending the same general education classrooms, exhibiting problem behavior, it is necessary to introduce the FBA technology to general education teachers. In this session, participants will learn about the results and implications of a study conducted to train general education teachers in FBA technology.

I See the Value, but do You? Motivating Educators to Use PBS for Students Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome

Speakers: Timothy Kowalski
Category: Personnel Preparation

Ask any educator, having a student with Asperger's Syndrome in the classroom presents serious challenges that many educators are not readily equipped to handle. This presentation will discuss the academic skills and deficits frequently associated with Asperger's Syndrome. Educators will learn a variety of behavioral supports designed to enhance the child's ability to initiate work assignments, increase motivation, decrease distraction, compensate for gross and fine motor deficits, adapt the curriculum, modify academics, and increase cognitive processing.

Self-Determination in Positive Behavior Support: From Theory to Practice

Speakers: Suk-Hyang Lee, Karrie Shogren
Category: Intervention (Individual)

Self-determination has been identified as a core value in positive behavior support (PBS) and the component elements of self-determination have been implicated as both a cause and a potential solution to some forms of problem behavior. The purpose of this presentation is to invite researchers and practitioners to more systematically consider issues of self-determination within the context of PBS interventions as a means to continue to improve outcomes for students with and without disabilities.

Positive Behavior Support: Applications Across Settings for a Student with Self-Injurious Behaviors

Speakers: Janet Butz, Chris Holcomb
Category: Intervention (Individual)

An Illustrative case example will be provided detailing how positive behavior support is being applied with one family and their nine year old with autism who was exhibiting significant problem behaviors including self-injurious behaviors in the home and community settings. This session will focus on how a collaborative team was formed and the positive behavior support process is being utilized to develop proactive individualized educational approaches that will ultimately enhance the overall quality of life for the student and his family in the home and community settings.

Making it Happen! Overcoming Challenges of Statewide Implementation

Speakers: Jean Nakasato, Lois Matsudo, Paulie Schick
Category: State/District Schools

This session will provide an example of how Hawaii's Department of Education statewide implementation of PBS has evolved over a 5-year period through a collaborative approach of integrating multiple state and national initiatives. Described will be key implementation elements, collaborating processes, processes for accountability, coaching for sustainability, lesions learned, and how challenges are being overcome. Statewide and school level outcome data will be shared along with school examples. Audience will engage in hands on self-assessment and/or data analysis activities.

Anchoring School-wide PBS in Comprehensive School Reform: The School-wide Applications Model (SAM)

Speakers: Wayne Sailor, Blair Rogers, Amy McCart, Susan Keetle
Category: Individual Schools

A major concern in establishing schoolwide PBS is sustainability. Efforts to provide training and technical assistance to get started often encounter problems of the form " ...not one more thing " . When schoolwide PBS looks like an add-on it may not sustain when initial training and TA efforts are withdrawn. In this session we present a system for contextualizing PBS in a universal design for learning (UDL) framework for comprehensive school reform. Called SAM for Schoolwide Applications Model, the syustem creates a mechanism fro using schoolwide PBS methodology to drive 13 other critical features of school reform leading to UDL. Data will be presented from ongoing SAM research sites in a northern California bay area school district and the Kansas City, Kansas School District.

Bridging Person Center Planning and Positive Behavior Supports

Speakers: Patricia McConaughy
Category: Teaming and Collaboration

As happiness increases, challenging behavior decreases. This basic tenet of human beings demands that person centered planning and Positive Behavior Support efforts are intertwined, thus enabling individuals who receive services to get the supports that they need and want. This session will describe an effective system approach for linking behavioral support and person centered plans.

Meeting the Needs of Individual Students with Explosive and Other Challenging Behaviors in Inclusive Schools

Speakers: Linda Rammler
Category: Individual Schools

Students who exhibit explosive, noncompliant, and other challenging behaviors should still be welcomed and embraced as full members of their school communities because these communities should seen as the natural setting in which to teach ALL students appropriate pr-social behaviors. This session will address how to achieve this ideal by exploring why such challenging behaviors occur, what age-appropriate pr-social behaviors are, and strategies to teach pro-social behaviors through such positive interventions a s collaborative Problem-Solving.

An Illunstration of Classroom-Based Positive Behavior Support

Speakers: Angela Mucci
Category: Classroom Management

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) has been applied at multiple levels within educational settings including individual students and whole schools where results have been positive and impressive. This presentation is on assessment-based intervention for a 2nd and 3rd grade classroom serving students with emotional handicaps.

Early Intervention for Children with serious challenging behaviors: Strategies and recent research

Speakers: Glen Dunlap, Lise Fox
Category: Early Intervention

This session will provide a description of positive behavior support strategies from working with two and three year old children who exhibit challenging behaviors that impede learning opportunities for themselves and their peers. The presentation will include a review of effective procedures for implementation by teachers and parents, along with recent research data collected in home and preschool environments.

Increasing Capacity of School Teams in Providing Positive Behavior Support to Students with Autism

Speakers: Kristin Christodulu, Rose Iovannone, Melissa Musselwhite, Marissa Riddle
Category: Functional Assessment

Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) present unique behavioral challenges and typically require individualized interventions. The process can seem overwhelming to schools unless training and support are provided. This session describes a training project in which tree different school teams in two states went through the PBS process and developed supports for students with ASD. The session will describe the process used, the support plans developed, and the changes observed in both students and staff.

Using Fidelity Checks to Determine the Accuracy of Functional Assessments

Speakers: Sunil Misra
Category: Functional Assessment

Determining the accuracy of a functional assessment is often a time consuming task for teachers and it is therefore a task teachers rarely perform. Performing checks upon the implementation of treatments can help to determine the probable accuracy of the functional assessment upon which those treatments are based. In this session, a step-by-step procedure for conducting and interpreting fidelity checks in relation to the functional assessment is presented.

Working with Families in Rural Settings: Challenges and Successes

Speakers: Erin Lash, Dana White
Category: Family Support

This session will describe some of the barriers and outcomes, specific to living in a rural area, faced by families and service providers. One family's story will serve to illustrate how living in a rural setting can provide both opportunities and challenges to PBS.

A Functional Anaylsis of Space: Influences of Environment and Design on Human Behavior

Speakers: Hermann Peine
Category: Functional Assessment

What are the behavioral responses to the environments people perceive? Winston Churchill said of our external environments, " We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us " . We know medical conditions; crowing, noise, and clutter influence both maladaptive and pro-social behaviors. Adaptation to environmental dysfunctions can be problematic. After reviewing the elements of environmental spaces that make people feel alive, you may never look at living and work environments in quiet the same way again.

College Bound Students with Asperger's Syndrome: Strategies for a Successful Transition

Speakers: Kimberly Ramsey
Category: Community Applications

The presenter will discuss elements for ensuring a systematic and successful transition to college for qualified students with Asperger's syndrome or High Functioning Autism. Important considerations for selecting the right college, adjusting to social, community, and academic expectations, and obtaining reasonable accommodations will be discussed. A positive behavior support model used to support students in the College Program for Students with Higher Functioning Autism at Marshall University will be highlighted.

Session F - Friday, March 11, 10:20AM - 11:50AM

Working together: A teaming model of ongoing training and support

Speakers: Ilene Schwartz, Carol Ann Davis
Category: Personnel Preparation

The increase in young children diagnosed with autism is presenting a unique challenge to public school systems. Schools are faced with serving and increased number of children and providing them with an evidence-based program supported by well trained personnel. This session will describe a teaming model of ongoing training and positive behavior support to provide an effective, evidence-based program for young children with autism within the public school setting.

Special Education Teacher's Implementation of Functional Analysis in Classroom Settings

Speakers: Yasemin Turan, Dilek Erbas, Serife Yuccesoy, Michaelene Ostrosky
Category: Personnel Preparation

Researchers showed that teachers and school staff were able to conduct functional analysis through ongoing consultation with researchers. However, replications across investigative teams and countries are needed to further advance the use of functional analysis procedures. The concept of functional assessment and analysis is an area that has not been studied in Turkey. Turkey is a country that has relatively few personnel preparation programs in the area of special education, and within these programs teachers receive limited training on handling challenging behaviors (Vuran, 2000). The current study on functional assessment and analysis procedures was an initial effort to replicate and extend these procedures to Turkish teac

Function-based Interventions: Proactive Approach to Increasing Behavior Adjustment and Reducing Disproportionality

Speakers: Ya-yu Lo, Gwendolyn Cartledge
Category: Intervention (Individual)

Function-based interventions were developed to train four African American males appropriate replacement behavior and self-monitoring to reduce their classroom problem behaviors. The interventions not only meaningfully reduced the students' target problem behavior to a level similar to that of their comparison peers, but also produced increased students' alternative replacement behavior. The positive outcomes observed during and following the study demonstrate the utility of the well-established techniques of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and behavioral intervention plan (BIP) as potentially preventative vehicles to reduce disproportionality of African American males.

Writing a Behavioral Intervention Plan Based on a Functional Behavior Assessment

Speakers: Laura Riffel
Category: Intervention (Individual)

Participants will be given a workbook that will take them through ten-days of actual data using Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence (ABC) data with a unique " keyed " format. Participants will learn how to analyze the data and form behavioral intervention plans using a Competing Pathways Chart. Blank sheet will be provided to participants for future use.

Positive Behavior Supports - Going to scale in Maryland's Location School System

Speakers: Milton McKenna, Susan Barrett, Elsa Velez, Joan Ledvina-Parr, Philip Leaf, Virginia Dolan
Category: State/District Schools

This session will describe a State-Private Provider - University School System collaboration that has disseminated a universal youth violence prevention strategy throughout schools in the State of Maryland. By providing the opportunity to see all of the levels of implementation, participants can make informed decision as to whether or not these strategies may have a contextual fit for their respective area of expertise. Additionally, participants will receive information about the collaborative evaluation project with Johns Hopkins University Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence.

PASARLA BIEN: Collaboration to Implement Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Support and Warparound Services

Speakers: Brenda Scheuermann, Carrie Brinkley, Rebekah Rasco, Alma Rubio
Category: Individual Schools

This session will describe the collaborative efforts to develop and implement schoolwide positive behavior supports, called the Pasarla Bien project, in an economically disadvantaged, low-performing middle school in Brownsville, Texas. Two community-based organizations, three universities, and the school are working together to address student behavior and academic performance. One unique aspect of this project is the inclusion of wraparound services, provided by members of the two community organizations, as one component. This session will describe the collaborative process that resulted in this effort, implementation steps, and first-year data.

Fostering a Culture of Support for Direct Service Providers: Strategies for Supporting the Supports.

Speakers: Sharon Lohrmann, Mark Palmieri
Category: Teaming and Collaboration

Even under the best of circumstances, problem behavior can evoke intense emotional responses such as fear, anger, frustration or sadness. Because of this, it is important that supports are in place for direct service providers (e.g., teachers or direct care workers) and parents as they work together toward creating meaningful support strategies for the focus individual. This research- based session addresses both school and agency systems and will offer suggestions for creating and atmosphere supportive of direct service personnel's needs and effective collaboration.

School-wide PBS: Core Features, Behavioral Outcome, and Impact on Academic Gains

Speakers: Rob Horner
Category: Invited Speaker

The session will present an update on the core features and status of school-wide PBS. Focus will be given to evaluation outcomes related to changes in social culture, reductions in problem behavior, and improvement in academic performance. Implications for national and state policy will be provided.

Inclusive Classroom Supports for Students with Challenging Behaviors and Autism: Applying the MACS Model

Speakers: Linda Rammler
Category: Classroom Management

Students labeled with autism present unique challenges in any setting. When these students also exhibit challenging behaviors in inclusive classrooms, on-going, interventions (e.g., communication options, sensory input, choices, community-building) will result in successful participation in those classrooms. The MACS model looks at Movement, Anxiety, Communication, and Sensory challenges as root causes of behavior and keys to successful and positive behavior support.

Fidelity in Goal Attainment Scaling by Preschool Teachers of " At-Risk " Children

Speakers: Jean Boyer
Category: Early Intervention

Consistent data gathering by preschool teachers to monitor outcomes of behavior plans has been problematic. Goal Attainment Scaling provides a technically adequate, continuous progress monitoring approach requiring a minimum amount of training and is consistent with developmentally appropriate assessment practices established by the National Association of Education for Young Children (2003). This session describes Goal Attainment Scaling, reports on the acceptability and fidelity of implantation by preschool teachers, and reviews consultation issues regarding data gathering in preschool.

Building a State-Wide Network for Positive Behavior Support

Speakers: Matt Tincani, Shannon Crozier, Don Jackson
Category: Community Applications

Presenters will share their experiences developing a state-wide network for positive behavior support. Positive Behavior Support-Nevada is a state funded project to promote the development of school-wide, organizational, and individual positive behavior support. In the fifth year of an eight year implementation plan, PBS-Nevada is building a sustainable network of collaborative relationships with school and community stakeholders. Issues related to training capacity, procedural fidelity, and sustainability will be discussed, including challenges to full scale implementation.

School-based Teams Effectively Implementing the Functional Behavioral Assessment Process

Speakers: Melissa Bergstrom
Category: Functional Assessment

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the findings of an empirical study that examined the effectiveness and feasibility of school-based teams to independently conduct functional behavioral assessments (FBA) in the general education environment. A series of single subject designs were unitized to determine teams' effectiveness in developing valid hypothesis statements and improving students' behaviors. Results indicate that the FBA hypothesis statements were validated by functional analysis and students' behavior significantly improved. In addition, the FBA feasibility indicators were high. Participants will learn about the critical features of an effective and feasible FBA process in the school setting.

Impact of Varying Family Dynamics on Individual and Family Behavior

Speakers: Fay Roseman
Category: Family Support

This session will explore the impact of various family dynamics (step-families, divorce, adoption, grandparents raising grandchildren, military, single parent, families with disabilities and, gay/lesbian) on the intra - and interpersonal behaviors and development of both child and adult populations. Experiential exercises will be included.

Promoting Positive Behavior in Learners through the Modification of Instructional Antecedents

Speakers: John Wheeler, Bob Baggett, Stacy Carter
Category: Functional Assessment

This presentation will describe how functional assessment procedures can be better utilized by teachers in the identification of instructional antecedents associated with challenging behavior in children within school environments. Participants will be provided with applied illustrations generated from a state technical assistance project on positive behavior supports within Tennessee. Participants will be provided with practical research-based strategies that can assist in promoting positive behavioral and learning outcomes for all children.

Generalization and Maintenance of Positive Behavior Support: Training Effects After Graduation

Speakers: Jan Weiner, Doreen Ferki
Category: Community Applications

The extant literature suggests training effects of functional analysis and positive behavior support within personnel preparation programs. Evidence suggesting successful generalization and maintenance of content would propose valuable indicators for effective teacher training programs in the area of positive behavior supports and effective classroom management. The study presented attempts to contribute to that knowledge base through a presentation of qualitative and quantitative data in the AB design with a between-subjects condition.

Session G - Friday, March 11, 12:50PM - 2:20PM

Supervision: Reflection that Changes Practive

Speakers: Philip Printz, Janet Price, Carla Seymour
Category: Personnel Preparation

Developmental supervision supports teacher's intentionality in their works with young children and helps supervisors to look at different aspects of adult learning. Different approaches to reflective supervision conferences will be highlighted and discussed. The reflective conference is the tool that enables teachers to have consistent, ongoing opportunities for meaningful input towards their own development and practice. Essentially, developmental supervision helps teachers to feel supported and connected in their struggles to provide the best they can for all children under their care.

Developing Positive Behavior Support Plans for Families in Crisis with their Adolescents

Speakers: Tim Nelson
Category: Personnel Preparation

Participants will learn about the unique thinking patterns of teenagers and how they influence adolescent decision making. Participants will also be introduced to an intervention model that empowers and equips parents to develop positive behavior support programs with their adolescents. The model is developmentally appropriate and is especially effective with clinical populations. It is both easy and effective for parents and their teens to understand and implement.

Social Skills Instrucation for Elementary Students Demonstrating Failure with School-Wide Expectiations

Speakers: Terrance Scott, Linda Donica Payne, Rich Mancil, Andrea Stetson, Allison Vanderbilt
Category: Intervention (Individual)

Four schools with school-wide positive behavior support systems in place were able to identify small groups of students for whom the universal plans were not sufficient. This presentation will describe and demonstrate a system for identifying students, planning, delivering instruction, and working with teachers to facilitate generalization. Video examples and outcome data also will be shared.

Supporting Individual Students: Innovative Application in School Settings

Speakers: Lee Kern, Stacy Nonnemacher, Gabriell Sacks, Kristin Starosta, Linda Bambara
Category: Intervention (Individual)

Despite the promise that PBS can be used with all children who present behavioral challenges, few experimental demonstrations exist that demonstrate the use of PBS across diverse students and problem behaviors in classroom settings. In this session, we will present several single-subject case studies that illustrate variations of PBS to address diverse challenges. Innovative strategies and directions for future research will be highlighted.

Demography of Disruptive Behavior in Elementary Schools

Speakers: Christina Christian
Category: Individual Schools

Demography is the study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, and vital statistics. In the context of discipline and behavior problems, demography can be thought of as a picture of who is misbehaving, where, when, and how it is managed. With scant information regarding the demography of discipline in elementary schools, this research was conducted to investigate the extent of variation in student behavior at the school and classroom level.

Coaching Parents and Caregivers in PBS

Speakers: Beth DeGrace, Rene Daman
Category: Teaming and Collaboration

This session will discuss the use of a collaborative-consultative model for supporting parents in implementing the PBS process. The Oklahoma Autism Network has developed a parent support program that focuses on developing parent competence and confidence in implementing PBS strategies through in-class information sessions and follow-up support provided in the child's natural environments. The outcomes for this program are to assist families in building natural support systems and improving child and family participation in meaningful life activities.

ARE WE CRAZY?? A comprehensive PVS approach for students with mental illness

Speakers: Caroline Racine Gilles, Rahcen Saladis, Fran Johnson, David Hill
Category: Mental Health

This session will focus on using positive behavior supports with children experiencing significant mental health challenges. Comprehensive case studies will be presented illustrating functional behavioral assessment, data collection tools, and data driven decision making. Participants will leave this session appreciating the importance of positive behavior supports for children with chronic mental illness. Furthermore, participants will understand the strategies and acquire the tools needed to implement positive behavior supports across the spectrum of environments in public school settings

Designing Effective Function-Based Support: Important Considerations for School Based Teams

Speakers: Leah Benazzi
Category: Teaming and Collaboration

Designing effective individualized support for students with serious problem behavior is an integral component of Positive Behavior Support. School-based teams are often faced with the task of using Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) information to create behavior support plans for such students. This presentation will discuss the critical features of effective school-based teams including current research on team membership and roles, using FBA as a foundation for behavior support planning, and the importance of implementing socially valid research-based interventions.

Expanding PBS to Young Children: The Michigan Experience

Speakers: Frances Paris, Nancy Garon, Donna Lackie, Jason Novetsky
Category: Early Intervention

This multi-media interactive session focuses on Michigan's implementation of PBS for Young Children (PBS for YC). Participants will learn about: the scope of the 12-hour training that is provided to early childhood professionals; the highlighted associated PBS interventions the implementation of PBS for YC at partnership sites and the supportive relationship between the state of Michigan and Oakland County. Participants will receive copies of the tools used to assess programs and individual children and hear about valuable resources related to PBS for YC.

Troubling Toddlers-Fragile Families. PBS Solutions that Work!

Speakers: Kathleen Armstrong, Kahlila Mack, Brad Beam, Michelle Duda
Category: Early Intervention

Young children with challenging behavior are at risk for poor outcomes if these problems are not addressed. Because active involvement of the family is essential to the PBS process, this approach fits well within the family-centered philosophy intended by IDEA/PART C to address the needs of infants and toddlers. However, some families may be reluctant to seek help from professionals for a number of reasons, especially when overwhelmed whit the demands of their everyday lives. Practical strategies and adaptations to engage diverse families will be discussed, as well as research that builds the evidence-base for PBS with very young children.

The effects of using a function and non-fuction based tool for classroom managment

Speakers: Michelle LaRocque, Charles Dukes, Rangasamy Ramasamy
Category: Functional Assessment

Little is known about the use of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) in general inclusive classrooms (i.e., classrooms serving students with and without disabilities). A FBA tool was created for this study, based on the five major outcomes of the FBA process identified by Horner (2000). In this session, participants will learn about the results and implications of a study using the functional tool comparing function and non-function based interventions proposed by teachers using two different versions of the tool.

APBS Membership Update

Speakers: Tim Knoster
Category: Membership

Applying IT to PBS: Implications for administrators and policy-makers

Speakers: David Westling, Stephen Westling, Karen Cooper-Duggy
Category: Tech/Web

Positive Solutions ( is web-based software that facilitates collecting, storing, sharing, and analyzing functional assessment, continuous measures, and other data by professional personnel. Additionally, data can be extracted from the database to create agency reports along various dimensions. In this session we will demonstrate the types of reports that may be prepared and discuss the implications of the reports for administrators and policy-makers.

" Living the Good Life " ; Qualify of Life across Four Residential Models

Speakers: Diane Bannerman Juracek, Holly Sweeney, Jamie Price
Category: Community Applications

A critical component of Positive Behavior Support is enhancing quality of life. Obtaining quality of life is challenging for adults with severe developmental disabilities and challenging behavior. In this presentation, two residential models based on the Teaching Family Model (TFM) (Wolf, 1995) produce increased quality of life indicators and reduced problem behaviors when compared with two traditional models. Case studies also show positive individual outcomes correlated with moves from traditional models to the TFM adaptations.

Session H - Friday, March 11, 2:40PM - 4:10PM

Systematic Supervision of Common Areas: An Effective Video Training Program

Speakers: Stephen Smith, Jeffery Sprague
Category: Personnel Preparation

To address the incidence of problem behavior in school common areas, we developed a research-based, multimedia PBS training program for elementary school staff. The training was presented using a video media program (i.e., training in systematic supervision techniques (scanning, movement, positive contacts and reinforcement, behavior teaching, data collection and analysis). We conducted an efficacy study in three elementary schools using a multiple baseline design. This session will describe and model each of the intervention components, and results of the experimental study.

Decreasing Problem Behavior and Increasing Social Intereactions in Students with Autism

Speakers: Audrey Blakeley-Smith, Jamie Owen-DeSchryver, Sanja Cale
Category: Intervention (Individual)

Low social competency is a hallmark feature of Autistic Disorder (Kanner, 1943). We will discuss how low social competency contributes to peer rejection and subsequent problem behavior in students with autism. We will then discuss how interventions involving environmental redesign can be used to decrease both problem behavior and peer rejection. In addition, we will describe how one environmental redesign strategy, peer training, was successfully used to facilitate social interactions between students with autism and their typical peers.

Positive Behavior Support in Juvenile Institutions

Speakers: Craig Rosen, Robert Eppler, Carl Smith
Category: Intervention (Individual)

While the tenets and outcomes of School-wide PBS remain applicable, the process of implementing PBS in an instructional setting presents unique challenges. This session will highlight how PBS can be adapted to help children succeed within an institution and produce non-traditional outcomes such as reducing physical restraints and involuntary seclusions. In addition, this session will highlight how PBS assists in building consistency across a campus where differing philosophies in working with students were previously practiced.

Sustaining Individual PBS in Schools: Addressing Systems Issues

Speakers: Linda Bambara, Stacy Nonnemacher, Gabriell Sacks, Lee Kern
Category: Intervention (Individual)

We know what it takes to positively support students with disabilities and their families through PBS strategies, but what does it take to support PBS? How can we be assured that PBS will be implemented and sustained in schools? These questions will be addressed by presenting the findings of a qualitative interview study involving PBS facilitators, teachers, administrators families across five states. Essential practice guidelines addressing barriers and enablers to PBS and future directions for research will be discussed.

Family-School Collaboration: Training, Planning and Evaluating at the School-wide Level

Speakers: Kathleen Minke, Debby Boyer
Category: State/District Schools

This session will describe one state's efforts to help teachers collaborate more effectively with families at all levels of PBS, but primarily at the school-wide level. The session will include an overview of training materials, self -assessment and action planning instruments, and evaluation methods that build on existing PBS planning and evaluation tools and integrate family-school collaboration more clearly into the PBS process.

Transition Practices for Young People with EBD: Preliminary Fidelity and Outcome Findings

Speakers: Hewitt Clark, Nicole Deschenes, Nancy Koroloff, Peter Gamache
Category: Individual Schools

Young people with emotional/behavioral difficulties have, for the most part, the poorest post-secondary outcomes of any of the disability classification. Research findings will be presented from a web-based, cross-site, quality improvement evaluation method that is being utilized by the majority of the Partnerships in Youth Transition (PYT) community sites to implement and refine their practices and programs for serving these your and young adults. Also, research results from tow site students on program practices and system-wide collaboration will be presented.

Effective Behavior Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Using an Effective and Efficient Process for Developing Behavioral Supports

Speakers: Kelly Dunlap
Category: Teaming and Collaboration

This session will introduce participants to a team problem-solving process for addressing behavioral issues of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The process combines functional behavioral assessment and problem-solving processes to create an effective and efficient format for addressing behavioral issues of students with ASD. This process is an integral part of the START (Statewide Autism Resources and Training) project, a Michigan Department of Education grant project in coordination with Grand Valley State University.

Subervisory Strategies for Promoting Staff Application of Positive Behavior Support

Speakers: Dennis Reid
Category: Invited Speaker

This presentation will describe evidence-based supervisory strategies for promoting staff work performance necessary for day-to-day application of positive behavior support.

Parent Engagement in School-wide Positive Behavior Support: Partners in Successful Implementation

Speakers: Kiki McGough, Shirley Swope
Category: Teaming and Collaboration

Colorado's PBS Leadership Team in partnership with PEAK Parent Center has incorporated parent engagement as a guiding principle in the implementation of School-wide PBS throughout our geographically and culturally diverse state. This session highlight training modules that assist parents to become active members of school leadership teams using Epstein's Six Types of Parent Involvement. It also addresses providing parents with skills to implement PBS strategies at home. An interactive activity, Family Engagement Feud, is included.

Engaging Families of Young Children with Challenging Behavior: A Dynamic, Skill-Building Approach

Speakers: Kathleen Armstrong, Madelyn Hornbeck
Category: Early Intervention

Infants and toddlers with emotional and behavioral challenges are at-risk for poor developmental outcomes unless they receive effective intervention. This session will present a parent-training curriculum based upon Positive Behavior Support to address the needs of families and their toddlers with challenging behavior. Research findings of this successful application of PBS will be presented.

" Hunter's Dearm " PBS in the Inclusive Child Care Setting

Speakers: Judi Persoff
Category: Early Intervention

Very young children being bounced out of child care for behavioral concerns create a nightmare for their families. Where do they turn to get support in the classroom, where do teachers in a preschool or family home child care turn for ideas to assist the child who struggles? One programs in Arapahoe and Douglas counties in Colorado attempts to provide some solutions. Pairing a trained facilitator with a consulting therapist to partner with teachers and directors on positive behavioral supports, environmental structure, and specific child intervention strategies has helped meet these needs.

Functional Behavioral Assessments Including Experimental Manipulations in Public School Setting

Speakers: Bryan Davey
Category: Functional Assessment

The session will examine the research literature on functional behavioral assessment which included experimental manipulations (e.g., functional analyses) conducted in special education settings within public schools. The presenter will report and discuss data collected on population characteristics such as disability category, educational placement, functional behavior methodologies, outcomes and when provided, on treatment selection and outcomes. Results are discussed in terms of current trends in the literature, and areas in which future research is necessary.

Helping Families to Understand and Treat Problem Behavior at Home

Speakers: Mara Ladd, Megan Robinson, Edward Carr
Category: Family Support

The presenters will describe research involving the Contextual Assessment Inventory for Families (CAI), and inventory designed to measure setting events and discriminative stimuli associated with problem behavior in the home. Data on the psychometric properties (i.e., reliability and validity) of the inventory will be presented. In addition, empirically-based contextual interventions derived from this type of assessment will be outlined.

Using web-based software to facilitate PBS: Case studies and users' views

Speakers: Karena Cooper-Duffy, David Westling, Stephen Westling
Category: Tech/Web

Positive Solutions ( is web-based software that facilitates collecting, storing, sharing, and analyzing functional assessment, development of positive behavior support plans. Case studies demonstrating how the software has been used by practitioners to help improve challenging behavior of individuals will be presented. Additionally, a summary of users' evaluations of the software will be reported.

Positive Behavior Support for People with Disabilities and Dementia or Alzheimer's

Speakers: Warren Bird
Category: Community Applications

People with disabilities who exhibit challenging behavior can test any behavioral specialist. As the population we support ages, more people we support are likely to develop Alzheimer's or Dementia. This session will introduce the application of Positive Behavior Support adapted for people with disabilities who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia. The system focuses on being proactive and non-intrusive, while utilizing components from Oregon's Statewide PBS system, and the Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care.

Session I - Friday, March 11, 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Using the Transtheoretical Model to Assist Resistant School Staff with PBS Strategies

Speakers: Ray Burke, Leah Fichtner O'Neill, Walter Powell, Rob Oats, Shelley Johnson
Category: Personnel Preparation

One of the greatest challenges in the field of positive behavioral support is getting school staff to implement positive strategies in the classroom. In this session, presenters will describe a case study of an application of the transtheoretical model of behavior change to an individual teacher that occurred as part of a school-wide positive behavior support program. the presenters will also discuss how this approach affected the school-wide positive behavior support intervention, and participants will have the opportunity to make plans to apply this method in their own settings.

The effects of manipulating instructional antecedents: Implications for behavior intervention planning

Speakers: Shanna Hagan-Burke, Mark Burke
Category: Intervention (Individual)

The goal of this research was to examine the effects of functional behavioral assessment-based interventions for student who are hypothesized to engage in problem behaviors to escape academic tasks/demands. This presentation will offer results from three case studies that unitized single subject designs to evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral intervention plans that utilized academic/instructional antecedent manipulations with students who where hypothesized to display problem behaviors to escape or avoid difficult academic activities.

Pay Attention! Strategies for Improving Attending Skills in Children with Special Needs

Speakers: Donna Anzalone, SAnja Cale
Category: Intervention (Individual)

This session will explore the research on building attention and will provide reasonable strategies that classroom teachers and parents can readily implement for students at all levels of learning ability. Participants will be instructed on how to assess baseline levels of engagement for students and how to tailor a positive behavior support plan to that students individual attending needs. Parents will be provided with suggestions for maintaining attention while doing homework. Handouts will also be provided with ready-to-use data forms for use in the classroom or home.

Students with Disabilities and Choice: An Option for Promoting On-task Behavior

Speakers: Cindy Gunsalus
Category: Intervention (Individual)

The use of antecedent choice to control on task behavior has had success with various populations. The session will highlight current research that has been done with students with various disabilities in a variety of settings. Participants will have a chance to discuss and brainstorm ways to implement this intervention strategy in a variety of person centered contexts.

Strategies for Systems Implementation of PBS across Multiple Settings

Speakers: Kelley Gordham, Dave Mackowski, Christie Perez
Category: State/District Schools

Many states have developed and applied PBS in a number of settings and systems. However, the goal for many states is to develop and implement a comprehensive system of PBS that is applicaable and effective across a variety of disabilities and settings. The presenters will lead a facilitated discussion on an effective model of support that is currently being used in several states and help participants develop strategies for integrating PBS in a wide variety of service systems.

School Discipline Policies: The Role of Positive Behavior Support

Speakers: Pamela Fenning, Maya Kelly, Sara Golomb, Cheryl Banull, RAchel Scheinfield
Category: Individual Schools

The purpose of this session is to provide data about the content found in 50 high school discipline policies (called codes of conduct). A content analysis was done to determine the degree to which school responses were based on Positive Behavior Support (PBS) principles versus punitive ones. Suggestions are made for creating prosocial discipline codes and using discipline policies as teaching tools rather than relying on them solely for punishment.

Designing Effective Early Intervention Teams: Solving Referred Students' Academic and Behavioral Problems

Speakers: Howard Knoff
Category: Teaming and Collaboration

Many schools use prereferral interventions teams to provide early intervention to students referred for academic and/or behavioral shallenges. This session will identify the school, staff, and team characteristics that help these teams to successfully design and implement interventions that work. Described will be: the organizational and team-related characteristics needed; the creation and use of two levels of problem-solving/early intervetion teams; the consultation processes and identification and use of resources necessaryl and how to prepare general classroom teachers to implement recommendaed interventions while monitioring progress. The session will provide numerous examples and case studies throughout.

Functional Behavioral Assessment and Treatment of Challenging Behaviors in the Natural Setting

Speakers: John Stokes, Frank Bird, Michael Conard, Patircia Finney
Category: Functional Assessment

The purpose of this presentation is to review innovative methods for conducting Descriptive and functional analysis in the applied setting. The first paper illustrates the use of continued descriptive analysis to develop treatment for aggression with a chained controlling function. The second reviews the use of an analog analysis in conjunction with a structural analysis to determine the specific environmental stimuli that maintain a student's aggression through negative reinforcement. The third reviews the novel procedure for expanding a systematic manipulation for a behavior maintained by positive reinforcement attention seeking. Results of Case studies are displayed graphically.

Strategies Teachers Can Use in Teaming and Working Collaboratively in Inclusive Classrooms

Speakers: Florah Luseno
Category: Teaming and Collaboration

This presentation will focus on strategies special and general educators can use in teaming and working collaboratively in inclusive classrooms. Information emphasized will pertain to variables that support collaboration; characteristics that are required for successful teaming and collaborative efforts and procedures and types of collaborative models teachers can use in educating students in inclusive classrooms.

PBS for Children and Families in the Part C System: An early intervention model

Speakers: Lise Fox, Shelley Clarke, Michelle Duda, Stephanie Johnston
Category: Early Intervention

This session will provide an overview of an early intervention project that integrates PBS within the Part C service delivery system. The presenters will describe the model, and demonstrate through case-study illustration, the participation of two young children who displayed challenging behavior. Teams were established, with family members implementing all interventions during typical routines. Utilizing an experimental design, empirical data was collected on challenging behavior, engagement, parent interaction, and social validation. Outcome measures indicated positive changes in child behavior and parent satisfaction.

A Protocol to Determine Supports and Strategies to Facilitate the Participation of Young Children with Disabilities in Preschool Classrooms

Speakers: Maureen Schepis
Category: Early Intervention

Although the inclusion of children with disabilities is well-accepted in most educational arenas, variables that affect a child's active participation in inclusive settings require further evaluation. A description of a research program conducted in an inclusive community preschool program and practical applications of the research findings will serve as the main focus of the presentation. Variables such as level of teacher involvement, type of disability, and type of activity will be described in relation to child participation. Strategies and supports to enhance participation base on individual child participation scores will be descried. Procedures to train teachers to learn and use skills using a video-based training procedure and on-the-job feedback model will be discussed.

Using Functional Assessment and Group Contingencies to Reduce Problem Behavior of Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Speakers: Rob O'Neill
Category: Functional Assessment

This session will discuss the role of functional assessment in selecting reinforces to employ in group contingencies to reduce problem behavior in classroom settings. The results of a study assessing the effects of indicated and non-indicated contingencies in a group context will be presented. The implications of those results and other resent studies on indicated and non-indicated interventions will be discussed.

Family Positive Behavior Supports Trainings: A Review of a Successful Northern California Project

Speakers: Michael Dyer
Category: Family Support

TASS has worked with over 600 English, Spanish, and Cantonese speaking families to learn ways to modify their children's challenging behaviors. This session discusses TASS' project and possible replication. Families report the project has given them tools to adapt environments, increase their children's functional adaptive skills, and reduce the impact of their children's negative behavior.

The PBS Data Analyzer: A Comprehensive Web-Based Data Analyzer System for Examining Student Behavioral and Academic Outcomes

Speakers: Rob Harsh, Amy McCart, Larry Englebrick, Peter Griggs, Nikki Wolf
Category: Tech/Web

In this session a demonstration of a web-based data analysis tool, designed to provide schools secure access to discipline information with interactive capabilities to individual students' academic and behavioral profiles that display attendance information, assessment information, course and grade information, graduation progress and requirements, identification of " at risk " students based on district defined threshold, and general student demographics.

Person-Centerd Planning and Positive Behavior Support: Promoting Systemic Change in Adult Services

Speakers: Michelle White, Alice Widgeon, David Guido, Beth Keeton, Rose Iovannone
Category: Community Applications

Adults with disabilities have few service to access, and quality of life concerns are not always carefully addressed. This session will describe how Alabama improved their state services for adults with disabilities by using the processes of person-centered planning and PBS. Description of the training models used as well as improved quality of life results achieved will be presented.

Poster Session II

Changing Lives through Positive Behavioral Support Implementation in North Carolina

Speakers: Diann Irwin, Joan Bond, Mattie Muwwakkil, Dana Rusher, Perline Williams
Category: School-wide Applications

This session will describe North Carolina's plan and progress in implementing Whole School Positive Behavioral Support. There are state and regional PBS meetings to support implementing schools. Steps and strategies for training and supporting coaches and trainers are a key component of the plan, as is involving institutions of higher education.

The Impact of a School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Plan on Urban High School Students' Perception of School Climated and Peer Relationships

Speakers: Donna Glover
Category: School-wide Applications

This poster presentation seeks to present both quantitative and qualitative student outcome data from a school-wide positive behavior support plan implemented within an urban high school.

Challenges and outcomes of a school-wide behavior support system within an urban high school

Speakers: Hank Bohanon-Edmonson, Pamela Fenning, Donna Glover, Kristen Moroz, Kelly Carney, Myoung Minnes
Category: School-wide Applications

Utilizing data collected from an urban high school, the presenters will: review the (1) unique challenges involved in implementing a school-wide positive behavior support (PBS) plan within an urban high school setting and (2) behavioral outcomes of a school-wide PBS plan within an urban high school (i.e. behavioral outcomes at the universal and group levels). Lastly, the influence of a school-wide PBS plan (implemented within an urban high school setting) on students' perceptions of school climate and peer relationships will be examined.

Knowing where things can go wrong: Implementing a school-wide behavior support program

Speakers: Karen Enyedy
Category: School-wide Applications

A structured, consistent approach to teaching and reinforcing positive behaviors is important when working with students who display disruptive behaviors. This session will present an established school-wide program as a template for schools that wish to implement a behavior support program focusing on individual student needs. The session will provide examples of common problems encountered in implementing such a program, and a collaborative method for solving these problems based on the students', teachers', and school's needs.

Measuring School-wide Positive Behavior Supports: Implementation Fidelity and Student Behavior

Speakers: Jennifer Doolittle
Category: School-wide Applications

This session will provide information regarding (a) a criterion for school-wide PBS implementation, (b) changes in overall student behavior at the criterion level of implementation, and (c) measures used to track school-wide changes in student behavior. Areas of PBS implementation remain unexamined. For instance, how stringently does PBS need to be implemented for schools to experience significant decreases in problem behaviors? Also, are office discipline referrals the only practical method of measuring change in school-wide behavior? This presentation will give capacity-building information to help educators sustain effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

Removing the Band Aid: Healing Schools Using Positive Behavior Supports!

Speakers: Cheryl Koury, Albert Felts
Category: School-wide Applications

To outline how universal, selected and targeted strategies can be implemented over the course of one school year for a school in crisis. Pflugerville Middle School, a 6-8th grade campus with approximately 1040 students, used an accelerated implementation timetable of Positive Behavior Supports. Data, perils, pitfalls, and the ultimate success will be shared so that a school's climate, culture and safety can change quickly and drastically for those in need.

Value and Visions in Pinellas County SWPBS: A Collaborative Journey Toward Achievement

Speakers: Khush Jagus, Claudia Hunter, Lynn Mattiace, Brenda Lewis
Category: School-wide Applications

This presentation will focus on teh collaborative effort between the Curriculum and Instruction, Transportation, and Schools in the implementation of School Wide PBS in Pinellas County, Florida. Data indicates that school-wide behavior support in an effective approach to reduce discipline referrals, increase academics, and improve overall school climate. Participants will learn directly what Pinellas has done collaboratively to make school-wide PBS successful and share strategies and barriers faced during initial implementation and subsequent year expansion.

A Broader Context for Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supprt? The Schoolwide Applications Model.

Speakers: Wayne Sailor, Blair Roger
Category: School-wide Applications

One frequently encountered barrier to getting started with schoolwide PBS in urban settings is the "not one more thing" syndrome. Urban schools are like Christmas trees with lots of " program " ornaments. Teachers and administrators acknowledge PBS as innovative and potentially helpful, but complain that their micro systems are already overloaded and there is no room for new programs. Often these programs operate independently from one another and these is no central organizing concept. The Schoolwide Applications Model (SAM) is an organizing system that places all programs under general education team processes and aligns everything with the general curriculum. In this session we present data from six inner city urban schools in California illustrating how this school reform process combines inclusive educational practices with schoolwide PBS and other programs, and uses a program evaluation strategy to assess progress at regular intervals.

Positive Classroom Management Plans in the High School: A School-wide Effort

Speakers: Barbara Thompson
Category: School-wide Applications

This session will take the participants through the steps used to develop and implement positive classroom management plans in every classroom in an alternative high school of approximately 1200 students. The teachers were taken through a series of 2 in-service training session s to provide a background in theory and methods used to develop a positive plan.

CHIPS: Implementing Positive Behavior Support in a North Texas Elementary School

Speakers: Michael Mayton, Tony Menendez, Linda Payne
Category: School-wide Applications

Using a combination of the teaming process (Covin and Fernandez, 2000), staff training, clear behavioral expectations, effective motivational systems, and comparative behavioral data (Sprague, et al., 2001) a system of positive behavior support (PBS) was implemented in a North Texas elementary school. The session will describe how results from this individualized implementation of PBS principles both replicate and extend the line of research dealing with school-wide PBS. Robust descriptive data and an examination of school conduct codes and student consequences will be presented.

Campus Wide Restructuring Impacts Positive Behavior in Special Needs Students

Speakers: Maritoni Guajardo
Category: School-wide Applications

Campus wide implementation of a restructuring process increases success for students at-risk of dropping out of school due to behavioral problems. This occurs when whole school takes ownership for special needs students. The process provides for 1) inclusion of special needs students in all the mainstream subjects. 2) use of accelerated instructional strategies, 3) and teaching of conflict resolution skills and a decision making process. Through affirmation, acceleration and accountability students have academic success which directly impacts behavior in a positive direction.

Coaches: The critical link in building district capacity for School - wide PBS

Speakers: Kiki McGough
Category: School-wide Applications

In two years the Colorado PBS School-wide initiative has expanded from three coaches in the Denver Metro area to twenty-three coaches across the state: urban, rural, mountains and plains. This session highlights the comprehensive training and tools the leadership team developed to successfully prepare this diverse group of individuals. Our " Coaches calendar " received high praise as an easy-to-use guide to support coaches to be: Competent Organized Accountable Creative and Helpful working with teams.

District-Wide Positive Behavioral Supports: A Prevention Approach

Speakers: Julie Fodor, Jerry Lilly, Robin Legarreta
Category: School-wide Applications

District-wide positive behavior supports is a technical assistance process where every school in a district from elementary through high school adopts the underpinnings of positive behavioral supports through distric0wide training workshops and technical assistance for school-teams to prevent serious challenging behaviors. The program is designed to increase the us of school-wide positive discipline practices and to prevent serious challenging behaviors by supporting students with emerging problems prior to full engagement. The session will provide a description of the program applied in six school districts in Idaho including workshop topics and formats, the technical assistance plan, and data gathering instruments (modified functional assessments and behavior planning process through " a Guided Team Dialogue " protocol). Evaluation data and district satisfaction will also be presented.

Building a Positive Behavior Support Foundation in Los Angeles Unified School District

Speakers: Laura Zeff, Nancy Franklin, Susan Morris, Sylvia Martinez, Myrtice Irish
Category: School-wide Applications

This session illustrates growth in school wide positive behavioral supports, individual behavior support planning and the use of alternatives to suspension. It is an opportunity for participants to learn the strategies and actions that have worked in supporting system change. Participants will be engaged in review, reflection and next steps as we continue to grow forward, developing positive behavior supports in our large urban school district.

Collaborating for School-wide Positive Behavior Support: Peaceable Schools....A Public School Partnership

Speakers: Michelle Marchant, Lynnette Christensen, Kim Jones
Category: School-wide Applications

Successful collaboration between higher education and the public schools can increase the effectiveness of school-wide positive behavior support (PBS) in public schools. Collaboration is often challenging when trying to balance the research agendas of universities and practices in public schools. This poster session will overview how BYU's public school partnership forged efforts at the elementary school level that lead to the design and implementation of the Peaceable School model. The presentation will include consideration for acceptability, feasibility and ongoing professional development.

School-Wide Screening and Personalized Interventions for Elementary and Secondary At-Risk Students

Speakers: Kim Jones, Benjamin Young, Erica Thomas, K. Young
Category: School-wide Applications

This presentation will discuss the Peaceable Schools Partnership, a school-wide behavior support program currently serving elementary, middle and junior high schools. This presentation will focus on the similarities and differences of school-wide screening procedures at these levels. It will also discuss the three-tiered model used and highlight the work being done at secondary and tertiary intervention levels. Procedures, the screening process and the results of interventions will be presented.

Using Office Disciplinary Referrals to measure the effects of behaviorial interventions

Speakers: Darlene Anderson, Ellie Young, Richard Young, Arron Popham, Ryan Balagna
Category: School-wide Applications

The presentation will highlight the use of office disciplinary referrals (1) to validate a school-wide screening procedure to identify middle school (grades 6-7) and junior high (grades 8-9) students identified as being at-risk for externalizing behavior on the Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorder (SSBD) Stages I and II (Walker and Severson, 1990); and (2) as a measure of intervention effects for students receiving school-wide, classroom and individual interventions.

Challenging Children: A School-Wide System for Intervention

Speakers: Jane Rahman, Travis Gardner, Marcia Staum
Category: School-wide Applications

Participants will acquire a working knowledge of the ecological perspective, collaborative consultation, resource analysis, and the Four-Step Problem Solving Process, as well as a system for organizing and motivating school-based personnel to intervene in pre-referral activities. Participants will leave the session with a " drop-in " system for immediate use in their schools that promotes effective collaboration with concrete action steps to address concerns, both academic and behavioral.

Using Coaching, Assessment Data, Feedback and Support to Improve School-wide Orgianizational Health

Speakers: Ronny Green, Randall Bass, Donald Leech, Leon Pate, Robert Smith
Category: School-wide Applications

Can providing significant assessment data and coaching focusing on the effective school criteria help schools promote significant positive changes in organizational behavior? Three targets schools in South Georgia have been assessed annually using the effective school criteria. The results have been shared with each school giving the principal/faculty and annual opportunity to plan for change. Persons participating in this session will review the results and learn how to use the assessment instruments.

School-wide PBS: Facilitating Implementation in a Newly Opening School

Speakers: Jody Hoffman, Karen Thomas
Category: School-wide Applications

The presentation will describe the process and current outcomes of a project to establish a school-wide PBS system in a newly opening school. Staff members in the new elementary school were drawn primarily from two existing district schools, with one school having completed a first year implementation of School-wide PBS and the other school having been committed to Responsive Classroom as the primary approach to behavior support. The PBS project was aimed at developing a unified school culture and consistent expectations for behavior among all staff and families. The presentation will cover the strategies used to produce team collaboration, the blending of two proactive approaches to behavior, the design of expectations and encouragement, and the staff development strategies used to include the remainder of the school community.

School-wide Building Capacity to Implement and Sustain School-wide Discipline Plans in School Districts

Speakers: Lori Jackman, Mary Kealy
Category: 3/11/2005 7:00:00 PM 8:00:00 PM

This session will highlight the collaborative efforts of Fairfax County Public Schools, a large culturally and economically diverse school district, and Johns Hopkins University designed to expand a comprehensive school-wide behavior management model, PAR, to 20,000 elementary and secondary students across several schools in one region in the comprehensive school district. In addition to sharing sample school-wide managment plans, successes, challenges, lessions learned, and outcome data will be shared.

The Doyle-Ryder Way: PBS in an Inner-City Elementary School

Speakers: Ed Walthers, Crystal Dias, Andi Lau, Chris Burrows, Diana Lisenbee
Category: School-wide Applications

The first year of PBS adoption at Doyle-Ryder Community Education Center, an inner-city school in Flint, Michigan. Join us as we explore the climate of the school prior to adoption, the process of adoption, and the progress and pitfalls encountered during the first year.

Comprehensice and Simultaneous Strategies for Implementing School-wide PBS at Multiple Sites

Speakers: Frances Paris, Johanna Bauer, Jennifer Davidson, Lindson Faun, Nancy Garon, Kathy Golinski, Susan Greathouse, Donna Lackie
Category: School-wide Applications

Learning how staff at an intermediate school district in Michigan developed a county-wide approach to implementing PBS school-wide at 10 sites. With three years of quarterly PBS Council meeting, two different state grant initiatives, and collaboration within the intermediate school district and with local district staff, a comprehensive effort generated change. Added to that is training of PBS related topics with follow up opportunities to support efforts at implementation of PBS. Schoolwide PBS is being implemented to varying degrees and differing rates. Learn of the scope of information shared, depth of training offered and variety of materials used. Data that describes the varied rates of growth and adoption of PBS will be shared and discussed. Discover how this multi-faceted approach may work for you.

FAME: A " fame " tastic approach to keep students on task 81% referral decline!

Speakers: Judith Steinberg, Marla Kinney
Category: School-wide Applications

A schoolwide approach based on the positive behavior support principles has decreased office referrals by 81% in one year. This staff and community effort combined with a strong unified core team energized our students to learn clearly stated expectations. Once the specific observable criteria was modeled, practiced, learned and consistently reinforced by all adults in every setting (bus, cafeteria, playground, hallways, all classrooms...) our students stayed on task increasing their academic time.

Sustaining Large Scale PBS Implementation: Building Capacity in a Four County Region

Speakers: Karen Schaeffer, Martin Oppenheimer
Category: School-wide Applications

Presenters will describe large scale PBS imlementation efforts developed in partnership with multiple child and family-serving agencies. Consultants from a regional resource center charged with building capacity for school-wide PBS within a four county region will share outcome data and best practices utilized in professional development for sustaining system-level change. This project applies an integrated model of academic and behavior supports. Participants will view videos of planning teams exanime training materials, and engage in discussion.

School-wide PBS: Building Capacity for Long-Term Change

Speakers: Greg Ern, Laura McGill
Category: School-wide Applications

This session will highlight how one Florida school district (Indian River County) has planned for durable positive change that will influence school climate and culture for years to come. By emphasizing a systems approach to school-wide PBS, the presenters will discuss multiple levels of planning and implementation including state-wide, district-wide, and school-wide levels. Practical strategies for getting started and barriers to successful PBS will be shared with participants.

Building on Success: Developing a Model for System-Wide Implementation of PBIS

Speakers: Joan Parr, Margarte Kidder, Linda Marchineck
Category: School-wide Applications

School success with PBIS and the resulting decrease in office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions is directly related to the effectiveness of the training model used in Baltimore County Public Schools to teach schools to implement and sustain Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. This presentation will outline how elementary, middle, and high schools are mentored throughout the learning process and supported during implementation. Discipline data will support the effectiveness of PBIS strategies in these schools.

When Less is More: PBS at Keene Elementary in Delaware

Speakers: George Bear, Patricia Uniatowski, Susan Corey, Jennifer Veach, Lori Duerr, Cara Trout
Category: School-wide Applications

This poster presents the process used to develop, implement, and evaluate a PBS program that included schoolwide reinforcement of specific behaviors, infusion of character education into the curriculum, direct teaching of social and emotional learning skills, and a system of comprehensive supports and services. Positive outcomes were demonstrated on multiple measures, including the SWIS and surveys of school climate. The process is contrasted with that used in the same school district to implement a multi-million dollar Safe Students/Healthy Schools, which yielded few positive outcomes.

SWPBS: A Pilot Program at Hampton High School in Carter County, Tennessee

Speakers: Leia Blevins, Vanessa Petty, James Fox
Category: School-wide Applications

Presenters will introduce the concepts, relevance and history of school-wide PBS, in particular, its' relevance to " No Child Left Behind " and IDEA, and its implementation into a county high school during 2003-2004 school year.

Beginning the Journey: Positive Behavior Support and the Urban Chartered School

Speakers: Marilyn Thompson, Michele DiMuzio, Cheryl Couts, Lydia Hammer
Category: School-wide Applications

Youngstown Community School is a chartered school located in the heart of economically challenged Youngstown, Ohio. YCS grew from a recognized parochial (Roman Catholic) preschool to a chartered public school currently serving over 300 students in grades K-6. The staff recognized a need for training and consistency in dealing with the behavioral difficulties of students. In 2003-04, YCS joined the Ohio PBS initiative and in 2004-05 expanded their participation to the Ohio State Improvement Grant. Experiences of implementing school-wide PBS in a chartered school will be shared.

Implementation of School-wide Positive Behavor Support in Lee County, Florida: A Multi-Year Project

Speakers: Lauren Lovell, Betty Warner, Cheryl Young
Category: School-wide Applications

This poster session will highlight implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support in the public schools of Lee County, Florida. Elementary, middle, and high schools are represented. Initial planning was completed in 2003 with four schools that moved toward implementation during the 2003-04 school year. The second year of implementation for the 2004-05 school year had 9 schools participating in S-W PBS. A multi-year phase in implementation plan will eventually include a total of 72 schools in the school district. Information from district coaches meetings, school expectations, incentive programs, interview results, and satisfaction data will be presented.

Out-of-the-Box: Unique Idea for Implementing and Revanping School-wide PBS Systems

Speakers: Eileen Baker, Michael Kennedy, Mary Ann Mieczkowski
Category: School-wide Applications

In an interactive, multi-modal presentation, members of our PBS team will demonstrate practical strategies for the implementation and sustainability of PBS at any educational level, with special emphasis at the high school level. Participants will learn how we utilized cinematography and other out-of-the box ideas to hook our staff and students into PBS. Creative ideas, resources, and unique methods of information sharing will be provided. This session is great for those looking to implement or revitalize their PBS schoolwide system.

The State-Wide Implementation of PBS: Building Stong Schools, Strengthening Student Outcomes

Speakers: Howard Knoff
Category: School-wide Applications

This presentation will describe the state-wide implementation of a positive behavioral support system in schools across Arkansas. Funded by the Arkansas Department of Education - Special Education Unit's State Improvement Grant (SIG), a five -year grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, this system is based on Project ACHIEVE and its Positive Behavior Self-Management System (PBSMS). During the session, both the components of Project ACHIEVE's PBSMS and the" scaling-up " of Project ACHIEVE to a state level will be addressed. Participants will hear about the characteristics required in an effective school-and district -wide PBS system, and the necessary infrastructure to make a state-wide initiative work.

Lessions Learned from Kentucky's Efforts at School-wide Discipline

Speakers: Mike Waford, Pam Goins
Category: School-wide Applications

Kentucky initiated three projects supporting school-wide discipline. After each project, changes were made in the content and process to improve the outcomes for subsequent schools. This session outlines the barriers, success, and lessons learned through previous efforts that will be utilized as Kentucky begins a new state-wide initiative through the Center for instructional Discipline (KCID).

School-wide Application of Evidence-Based Anti-Bullying Programs: Effective Practices for PK-12

Speakers: Karen Pukys
Category: School-wide Applications

Schools are rightly concerned in light of the increasing awareness of the threat posed by bullying. Thankfully, there are research-based answers that have been proven to increase students' sense of safety and decrease incidences of bullying. In this session, many of these evidence-based techniques that school-based teams can use to address and present the problems caused by bullying will be discussed.

Positive Schools: System-wide Application of PBS. Perspecitves from Trainers and School Staff

Speakers: Michael Mueller, Dana Trahant, Bill Silvey, Karen Schneid
Category: School-wide Applications

Positive Schools is an innovative whole-school model of broad-based application of positive behavior support practices designed to improve student academic and social behaviors. Via a consultation model of delivery, each school participates in the design of socially and culturally appropriate proactive school behavior support plans based on the school's own unique characteristics. Longitudinal outcome data will be described for one elementary school following the first year's implementation of school-wide PBS implementation and the process fro beginning a second year that focuses on classwide PBS. Data will be presented indicating significant intervention effects as compared to baseline levels.

The Impact of Schoolwide PBS on Academic Achievement Indicators in an Inner City Middle-School

Speakers: Stephen Lassen, Michael Steele, John Rios
Category: School-wide Applications

This session will describe important academic achievement data that have been collected at an inner-city middle school implementing schoolwide Positive Behavior Support for the past four years. These data suggest the potential for PBS to not only improve behavioral indicators of student functioning, but also to impact academic achievement in challenging urban environments. School administrators will discuss the impact of schoolwide PBS from and administrative perspective