Keynote Speaker – Each year, APBS begins with a powerful Keynote Session that addresses the topics, trends and issues at the forefront of the field.
Building Systems of Care that Work: We’re all in it Together
Judith E. Favell
Judith E. Favell is CEO of AdvoServ, a multi-state network of treatment programs for children and adults with developmental and emotional challenges and a past President of the Association for Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Favell received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1966, and earned her Ph.D. in developmental and child psychology from the University of Kansas in 1970. Dr. Favel is widely respected for her many contributions as a researcher, innovator, clinician, and administrator in the field of developmental disabilities as well as her skill in translating cutting edge science into evidence based practice.
The Causes and Benefits of Happiness
Ed Diener, University of Illinois
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.
Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorder: Preferred and Promising Practices
Tim Lewis. University of Missouri
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.
Supervisory Strategies for Promoting Staff Application of Positive Behavior Support
Dennis H. Reid, Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center
This presentation will describe evidence-based supervisory strategies for promoting staff work performance necessary for day-to-day application of positive behavior support.
School-wide PBS: Core Features, Behavioral Outcome, and Impact on Academic Gains
Rob Horner & George Sugai, University of Oregon
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.