Assoication for Positive Behavior Support. The Third International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. March 23-25, 2006. Reno, Nevada. The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values, and Vision.

Conference Schedule

Session A - Thursday, March 23, 2006, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

The PBS Data Analyzer: Going Beyond Analysis to Impact Individual Students

Presentation serial# : 01
Speakers: R. Harsh, A. McCart, L. Englebrick, N. Wolf, P. Griggs, Software Outfitters, Overland Park, KS
Categories: Individual Students, School-wide Systems

A unique web-based tool demonstrating how the use of individual students' academic and behavioral profiles can be used make effective data-based decisions for student success. Participants will have hands-on access to the tool.

In Their Own Words: Behavioral Supports That Work in Middle Schools

Presentation serial# : 02
Speakers: C. A. Young, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE
Category: Individual Student

Participants will learn what behavioral supports were most important to six students with EBD: (a) management of academic frustration, (b) self-determination plans, and (c) encouragement from supportive relationships. Practical ideas will be presented.

Implementation of PBIS in a Children's Residential Mental Health Treatment Program

Presentation serial# : 03
Speakers: L. Davis, W. Sumi and E. Castillo, EMQ Children and Family Services, Campbell, CA
Categories: Individual Supports, Mental Health

Why and how PBIS philosophy and practices were implemented to improve the quality of life of children with mental disorders, and support the development of community based permanency plans.

Behavioral Support Specialists: Description and Outcomes of a Distance Education Capacity-building Approach

Presentation serial# : 04
Speakers: J. Umbreit, J. Ferro, C. Liaupsin, D. Janney, G. Upret and B. Stahr, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; L. Newcomer, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; T. Lewis-Palmer, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Categories: Training, School-wide Systems

Increasing the capacity of communities to provide PBS requires development of highly skilled practitioners to lead intervention efforts. This presentation describes the content and outcomes of a web-based solution, the "Behavior Support Specialist" project.

Challenging Behavior and Positive Behavior Support: Understanding Turkish Families

Presentation serial# : 05
Speakers: D. Erbas and Y. Turan, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey; G. Dunlap, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Categories: Training, Families, Individual Supports

The session will present survey data regarding Turkish parents' perceptions of challenging behavior (e.g., underlying causes of problem behaviors). Furthermore, data on parents' use of PBS and non-PBS strategies and their perceptions of the efficacy and feasibility of strategies will be shared.

Critical Features of PBS Evaluation: Benchmarks of Quality in Nevada

Presentation serial# : 06
Speakers: D. Jackson, Mental Health /Developmental Services Sierra Regional Center, Sparks, NV; C. D. Johnston, Positive Behavior Support- Nevada, Reno, NV; N. Velasquez-Bryant, University of Nevada Reno- Research and Educational Planning Center, Reno, NV
Categories: Community, Training

This session will be a compilation of papers addressing the topic of program evaluation methods employed by PBS-NV in the assessment of the effectiveness of the Individual Team training process for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Challenges of Implementing Positive Behavior Support in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

Presentation serial# : 07
Speakers: S. J. Goldberg, B. Krohn,; Y. Turetsky and E. Buckman, Azrieli Graduate School - Yeshiva University, NY
Categories: Training, School-wide Systems

Data will be presented concerning the implementation of PBS in several multilingual schools with particular focus on the distinct challenges and practices that cultural and linguistic diversity present.

Individual Positive Behavior Support in Inclusive Settings Across the Lifespan

Presentation serial# : 08
Speakers: J. L. Anderson, California State University at East Bay, Hayward, CA; S. Shepard, Avenues Supported Living Services, Valencia, CA
Categories: Community, Individual Supports

Case studies of children and adults illustrate how the integration of PBS pratices with person centered planning and team building are used to improve quality of life e.g., move from institution to own home.

Proactive Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Brain Disorders Resulting from Early Experience

Presentation serial# : 09
Speakers: G. R. Sappington and C. L. Perez, Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation, Salem, OR
Category: Mental Health

This session will discuss the role of PBS in developing proactive and prosthetic supports for information processing deficits that result from childhood trauma and neglect. This session will progress from theory to recent research and into practical application.

Planting Two Trees with One Seed: Communication Supports for Problem Behavior

Presentation serial# : 10
Speakers: P. Mirenda, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Category: Autism

The purpose of this session is to summarize the research regarding the use of both augmented input and augmented output interventions, and to provide suggestions for their use in school and home settings.

Taking School-Wide Positive Behavior Support to Scale

Presentation serial# : 11 Invited Presentation
Speakers: R. Horner, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Category: School-wide Systems

This session will focus on efforts to implement school-wide PBS within and across districts and states. Emphasis will be placed on the use of data to guide decision-making across multiple schools and tools for effective data-based decision making will be presented.

Using Positive Behavior Support in Employment and Community Inclusion Settings

Presentation serial# : 12
Speakers: E. Kelly and J. Dowling, Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation, Salem, OR
Categories: Individual Supports, Community

This session provides an overview of PBS in employment and community inclusion settings. Presenters will discuss supports and person centered approaches utilized in three vocational settings: Sheltered Employment, Supported Employment and Alternative to Employment.

Transition Tools: Easing Adjustment to Preschool for Young Children with Challenging Behavior

Presentation serial# : 13
Speakers: B. J. Vaughn, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Category: Early Intervention

This interactive session will describe the use of transition tools for young children with challenging behavior to ease adjustment to preschool. Presenters will discuss sample materials and accompanying pilot data. Participants will practice the use of the tools through a case study format.

Scaling-Up a Statewide PBS Initiative: An On-Site, Training of Facilitators, DVD-Supported Approach

Presentation serial# : 14
Speakers: H. M. Knoff, Arkansas Department of Education, Little Rock, AR
Category: School-wide Systems

An evidence-based PBSS approach (Project ACHIEVE), implemented nationwide and scaled-up across Arkansas through its SIG, is described. The PBSS model, the importance of on-site consultation, a recently-developed PBSS DVD Series, and "Training of Facilitators" strategies are emphasized.

Session B - Thursday, March 23, 2006, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Beyond the Basics of Individualized Behavioral Supports: Twenty Years of Lessons Learned

Presentation serial# : 01
Speakers: D. Crimmins, A. F. Farrell and A. Bailey, Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, NY; P. W. Smith, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT
Category: Individual Supports

This session highlights solutions to common difficulties confronting teams conducting FBAs and implementing BIPs, including critical issues in beginning training, forming the team, testing hypotheses, identifying behavioral alternatives, and ensuring continuity for students and teams.

Moving from Training to Implementation: Across Individual Schools, Districts, and State-level Expansion

Presentation serial# : 02
Speakers: H. P. George, S. Martinez and K. Herrmann, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Categories: School-wide Systems, Training

This data-based presentation will describe the Florida PBS Project's efforts in how they expand schools, districts, and a state from initial SWPBS training to implementation with ongoing sustainability.

The Process and Impact of PBS: A Longitudinal Perspective

Presentation serial# : 03 Invited Presentation
Speakers: G. Dunlap, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Categories: Community, Individual Supports

Data are presented from a longitudinal study of individualized PBS, conducted by the Research and Training Center on PBS between 1999 and 2003. Primary findings relate to integrity of PBS implementation, and changes in problem behavior and quality of life for 23 participants.

Endorsing PBS Facilitators in Virginia: Building Capacity to Provide Behavior Consultation

Presentation serial# : 04
Speakers: C. Schall, Virginia Autism Resource Center, Midlothian, VA; E. Helmboldt, LPC, Richmond, VA; T. Yoder, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; K. Lawson, Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, Richmond, VA
Categories: Individual Supports, Training, Community

This session presents Virginia's process for endorsing PBS Facilitators. Discussion will encompass the reasons for such an endorsement and how the process was developed. Participants will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the endorsement process.

Turkish Teachers' Classroom Experiences with Children with Challenging Behavior and Use of Positive Support

Presentation serial# : 05
Speakers: Y. Turan, San Diego State, San Diego, CA; D. Erbas Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey; M. Ostrosky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Categories: Multi-Cultural, Classrooms, Individual Students

Survey data gathered from Turkish teachers working with children with challenging behavior, including strategies used during interactions with students with challenging behavior, will be shared. Teachers' perceptions of the efficacy and feasibility of strategies will be shared.

"Feel the Heat!" Miami-Dade County Makes School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Work!

Presentation serial# : 06
Speakers: I. Rodriguez Toyos and T. Carey Henderson, Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL
Category: School-wide Systems

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is the fourth largest school district in the nation and one of the most challenging districts. Session will review the current status of the district's implementation of SWPBS as well as discuss the challenges and triumphs of the district.

Improving Academic Skills Within a School-Wide System of Positive Behavior Support

Presentation serial# : 07
Speakers: D. H. Anderson, J. H. Munk and K. R. Young, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Categories: Academics, School-wide Systems

Results of the current research demonstrate the efficacy of incorporating academic skills instruction into a school-side program of positive behavior support for secondary students. Findings suggest that grades of students at-risk for academic failure improve.

Linking Schoolwide PBS to Structural School Reform: The Schoolwide Application Model (SAM)

Presentation serial# : 08
Speakers: W. Sailor, A. McCart and B. Roger, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Category: School-wide Systems

Schoolwide PBS is embedded in a structural school reform model called the Schoolwide Application Model which is the subject of longitudinal research in two elementary schools in Kansas City, Kansas and at scale in eleven schools in East Palo Alto, California. Data from both sites will be presented using a regression analysis indicating the impact of Schoolwide PBS on academic and social achievement indicators for ALL students

Positive Behavior is a Family Affair: Parent Collaboration in Positive Behavior Support

Presentation serial# : 09
Speakers: K. McGough, Colorado Department of Education, Denver, CO
Categories: Families, School-wide Systems

Schools struggle to work collaboratively with families to develop function-based behavior intervention plans. Colorado's model provides opportunities for families and staff to create plans which incorporate PBS principles at home and provide consistency across environments.

Integrating Academics into SWPBS

Presentation serial# : 10
Speakers: R. De Pry, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO ; K. Johnson, Morningside Academy, Seattle, WA; T. Scott, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; B. Putnam, May Institute, Norwood, MA
Categories: Academic, School-wide Systems

This panel will include presentations from professionals who have been involved in strategies for integrating academics and schoolwide PBS. The chair will facilitate a discussion about how future research should evaluate the relation between academic interventions and schoolwide PBS

A 7-Year Statewide Implementation of School-wide PBS: Process, Outcomes, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps

Presentation serial# : 11
Speakers: M. Dewhirst, Illinois PBIS Network, La Grange, IL; S. Romano, IL PBIS Network, County Club Hills, IL
Category: School-wide Systems

A statewide network has been supporting school-wide implementation of PBS in Illinois since 1998 and now includes about 525 schools. Data-based decision-making is a foundation of system application of school-wide positive behavior supports state-wide. This session will describe how process and outcome data from implementing schools is used to guide training, technical assistance, and evaluation at school, district, regional and state levels. Examples across universal, targeted, and intensive components of school-wide PBS will be included.

Partnering with Educators of Young Children to Develop Assessment-Based Interventions

Presentation serial# : 12
Speakers: N. G. Sokol, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Categories: Early Intervention, Individual Supports

This session will provide practitioners with research-based strategies in functional assessment and intervention for children at risk for ADHD in inclusive early childhood environments. Specific case examples and videos will be utilized to highlight strategies.

PBIS: Maryland's State and School System Implementation Strategies, Successes, and Outcomes

Presentation serial# : 13
Speakers: M. McKenna and T. McCormick, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore, Maryland; S. Barrett Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD; P. Leaf, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Category: School-wide Systems

This sesion will describe a collaboration that has implemented PBIS in 375 schools throughout Maryland. Participants will acquire planning, training, and coaching techniques that will support small or large scale dissemination, and methods to monitor school level performance, implementation fidelity, and evaluation.

Treatment Integrity Within Applied Research Settings

Presentation serial# : 14
Speakers: M. Duda, A. Duchnowski and S. Clarke, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Category: Community

This session will discuss the concept of treatment integrity and its application within applied research for children and families. Presenters will highlight its definition, measurement, utility, and illustrations using both group and single-subject designs.

APBS.ORG Website Development Session

Presentation serial# : 15
Speakers: R. Freeman, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; M. Moore, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO
Category: APBS-Special

Last year the APBS.ORG website brown bag lunch was a great success. Short and longterm goals were developed to increase resources, content, and networking via the website. Join us in this session to continue working on these long term goals and to learn more about what has happened on APBS.ORG this year.

Session C - Thursday, March 23, 2006, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Using Indirect and Direct Methods of Functional Behavior Assessment in Schools

Presentation serial# : 01
Speakers: C. Anderson and K. McIntosh, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; C. Borgmeier, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Category: Individual Students

Attendees will learn a model for conducting an FBA (FBA) in a school and for developing an intervention based on the FBA. Methods of FBA that are effective and efficient will be reviewed.

Lessons From the Field: Positive Interventions for Students with Challenging Behaviors

Presentation serial# : 02
Speakers: L. Bambara, K. Starosta, S. Nonnemacher, E. Barnabas and T. State Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Category: Individual Students

What should teachers know about designing positive behavioral interventions? This session presents practical guidelines and data-based examples of effective, individualized supports for students with diverse behavioral challenges in classroom settings.

Evaluation of Statewide Positive Behavior Support Implementation in Kansas

Presentation serial# : 03
Speakers: R. Freeman and A. McCart, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; N. Perrin and A. Tyrrell, Community Living Opportunities, Lawrence, KS
Categories: Community, Training

This presentation will describe interagency collaboration strategies used to promote PBS in the state of Kansas. Evaluation data will describe the outcomes of facilitator training including an individual case example by a Kansas PBS Facilitator.

Help! We can't Go Anywhere: How PBS Can Improve Challenging Behavior in Public Settings

Presentation serial# : 04
Speakers: R. A. Bowman and J. Jackson, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Categories: Families, Individual Supports

When children with developmental disabilities display challenging behaviors in community settings, the quality of life for the entire family is affected. Various examples will demonstrate how positive behavioral intervenetions can be implemented in community settings.

Digital Video & Secondary School PBS: Lights! Camera! It Works!

Presentation serial# : 05
Speakers: M. J. Kennedy and E. M. Baker, Middletown High School, Middletown, DE
Category: School-wide Systems

Could your PBS team benefit from a nuts and bolts session regarding production of original video(s) that promote school-wide PBS? Participants will interact to construct "video storyboards" and receive materials to spur cinematic genius back home.

Discipline Codes of Conduct: An Essential Aspect of Positive Behavioral Support (PBS)

Presentation serial# : 06
Speakers: P. Fenning, and S. Golomb, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Category: School-wide Systems

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the results of open-ended follow-up phone interviews done with Illinois high school administrators about the ways in which discipline codes of conduct are developed and implemented in their schools. Discipline codes of conduct are the primary school-wide mechanism for conveying behavioral expectations in a written format. The primary focus was to determine if proactive alternatives to traditional discipline consequences are enacted through the use of discipline codes of conduct.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the Creation of Psychological Flexibility: Model, Outcomes, and Processes

Presentation serial# : 07
Speakers: S. Hayes, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
Categories: Family, Community, Mental Health

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is designed to empower both clients and professionals to persist and change in the serve of chosen values. This talk will describe the ACT model and review the outcome and process evidence in support of it.

Family Implementation of PBS: A Longitudinal, Single-Case, Experimental and Descriptive Analysis

Presentation serial# : 08
Speakers: J. M. Lucyshyn, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; R. W. Albin, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Categories: Families, Autism, Individual Supports

A 10-year study of PBS with the family of a child with autism is presented. The family implemented a PBS plan in family routines. Results documented durable improvements in child behavior and quality of life.

Assessing the Impact of Medication Side Effects on Problem Behavior

Presentation serial# : 09
Speakers: J. D. Bleiweiss, M. V. Ladd, M. L. Robinson and E. G. Carr, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Category: Individual Supports

The presenters will explore an alternative approach to the conceptualization of medication side effects, and will describe research involving the Structured Interview for Assessment of Medication Side Effects, an interview assessing the array of side effects commonly accompanying psychotropic medications used to treat problem behavior. In addition, empirically-based contextual interventions derived from this type of assessment will be outlined.

High Schools and PBS

Presentation serial# : 10
Speakers: H. Bohannon Edmonson, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; J. Butterworth, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; D. Bell, Principal of Houston County High School, Erin, TN; J. M. Malloy, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Category: School-wide Systems

The purpose of this presentation is to provide researchers and practitioners with the opportunity to highlight current issues in high school positive behavior support. As a follow-up to a recent monograph publication, the panel will discus current issues that appear to be unique to applications of positive behavior support in secondary settings. These issues will include but are not limited to: self-determination, transition, futures planning, teaching and acknowledging student behavior, engaging staff, student participation, and parental involvement. The presentation will include a ten minute overview from each panel member highlighting best practice, a time for questions and answers, and closing comments by a respondent.

Applying a Three-Tiered Model for Prevention and Intervention of Behavioral Difficulties

Presentation serial# : 11
Speakers: J. L. Parr and M. G. Kidder, Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, MD; S. Barrett, Sheppard Pratt Health Systems, Baltimore, MD
Category: School-wide Systems

The three-tiered model of prevention and intervention will be examined. The effectiveness of the model will be discussed with reference to reduced office referrals and suspensions as well as an increase in academic achievement.

Head Start Professionals' Perceptions of SWPBS

Presentation serial# : 12
Speakers: A. S. Lingo and A. J. Frey, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Categories: Early Intervention, School-wide Systems

This presentation will provide an overview of a study that examined Head Start professional's perceptions of program-wide positive behavior support by administering a modified version of the Behavior Support Survey 250 professionals within a single Head Start program.

Community and School-wide PBS in Iowa

Presentation serial# : 13
Speakers: M. Panyan, Drake University and Iowa Behavioral Alliance, Des Moines, IA; R. Galloway, Iowa State University and Iowa Behavioral Alliance, Ames, IA; K. Tallman, State 4-H Youth Development Specialist, Iowa State University and Iowa Behavioral Alliance, Ames, IA; S. Wessendorf, Consultant, Behavior Disorders, Iowa Dept. of Education, Des Moines, IA
Category: School-wide Systems

Representatives of a state leadership team will share Iowa's SW-PBS approach and data over the first 3 years. The role of families and community youth specialists will be highlighted. Factors critical for systems change will be discussed.

Working Together: County and District-wide PBS Coordination

Presentation serial# : 14
Speakers: M. Knoll, Lane Education Service District, Eugene, OR; B. Stiller and C. Rossetto Dickey, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Category: School-wide Systems

Since receiving a SSHS Grant in 2000, the Lane County PBS Network has worked cooperatively to provide training & technical support through an efficient PBS network Efforts have been maintained even after grant funding ended.

Implementation Fidelity of Individual PBS: Early Results From a Time-series Study

Presentation serial# : 15
Speakers: R. Iovannone, K. Christiansen, S. Donadio, I. Rawls and S. Clarke, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; T. Bovey; A. Ramsey; P. Strain, K. Wilson University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO
Category: Individual Students

A description of a time series study evaluating the effectiveness of a U.S. Department of Education funded project titled Prevent-Teach-Reinforce will be presented. Parameters of the model and factors affecting intervention implementation will be disseminated.

Session D - Thursday, March 23, 2006, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Context-based Assessment and Intervention for Problem Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presentation serial# : 01
Speakers: S. Cale, A. Blakeley-Smith and E. Carr, The Autism Help Center, Long Island, NY
Category: Autism

The study presented will explore whether interventions that modify contexts result in a reduction in problem behavior in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The Triangle within the Triangle: School-wide PBS in Alternative Educational Settings

Presentation serial# : 02
Speakers: R. March, Effective Educational Practices, Boulder, CO; D. Hays, Humble Independent School District, Humble, TX; A. Brown, Washington DC Public Schools, Washington, DC
Category: School-wide Systems

This presentation will provide examples from the Washington DC and Humble, TX Public Schools of how positive behavioral strategies are being employed in alternative schools to create environments that promote; a) effective educational programming, b) socially competent behavior, c) self management skills, and d) successful reintegration into neighborhood schools.

You Say Your School is Supporting Positive Behavior: Let Your Data Do The Talking!

Presentation serial# : 03
Speakers: H. Pettersson and J. Mootz, Utah Personnel Development Center, Salt Lake City, UT; C. Anderson, Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City, UT; D. Morgan, Utah State Improvement Grant, Salt Lake City, UT; J. Liechty, Davis County School District, Farmington, UT
Category: School-wide Systems

This session will describe and demonstrate 2 unique features of Utah's Behavioral Initiative schools. 1). The collection, analysis, and use of positive behavioral acknowledgment data and 2). The Principal's 200 Club a schoolwide system. Participants will receive a copy of the Principal's 200 Club DVD.

Facilitating Support for Positive Behaviour: The Infant and Early Childhood Response Team

Presentation serial# : 04
Speakers: S. E. Lees, C. Sessions and S. Kuykendall, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
Categories: School-wide Systems, Early Intervention

This multi-media, interactive presentation traces the development of an Infant and Early Childhood PBS Team for a rural, diverse, and underserved public school district infant and early childhood center and regional Head Start program. Applications and outcomes of program-wide PBS in early childhood school and family settings are presented as an effective way to prevent and address young children's behavior difficulties. Participants will receive copies of the tools used for staff development and the PBS early childhood curriculum, Weaving Our Rainbow Stories. Outcome data will be shared.

Greek Teachers' PBS Training: Implications For Future Internationalization of PBS Within the European Union

Presentation serial# : 05
Speakers: K. M. Ntinas, D.Glinos Teachers' Training Institute Aristotle University of Salonica, Special School of Giannouli, Larisa, Greece
Categories: Training, Training, School-wide Systems, Individual Students

The presentation analyses the impact of the first attempt to disseminate PBS in Greece via a training program in PBS and developmental disabilities. The implications for further internationalization of PBS within European Union are discussed.

Preventing Challenging Behavior by Increasing Daily Enjoyment Among People with Severe Disabilities

Presentation serial# : 06 Invited Presentation
Speakers: D. Reid, Carolina Behavior Analysis and Support Center, Monganton, NC
Categories: Community, Individual Supports

Evidence-based strategies for increasing enjoyment and preventing challenging behavior will be described. How enjoyment precludes problem behavior will be addressed, as well as ways to enhance enjoyment while promoting consumer independence.

Designing Behavioral Interventions Based on a Constructional Approach: Building on Existing Repertoires

Presentation serial# : 07
Speakers: R. L. Shapiro, Simmons College, Boston, MA and Horace Mann Educational Associates, Franklin, MA and E. White, Simmons College, Boston, MA
Category: Individual Students

A constructional approach to problems includes the transfer of existing repertoires to new situations rather than the elimination of repertoires. We illustrate three examples of using this approach in the school setting, and discuss implications.

Implementation, Sustainability, Replication, and Impact of PBS in Two Urban High Schools

Presentation serial# : 08
Speakers: H. B. Bohanon and P. F. Fenning, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Category: School-wide Systems

Implementation, sustainability, replication, and impact are key components of developing school-wide PBS application. The nuances of these factors in high school settings are still in the early stages of understanding for researchers and practitioner (Sugai, Flannery, Bohanon, 2005). This presentation will provide a case study overview of implementation of three levels of support in one urban high school, and replication of school-wide supports in a second setting.

Positive Behavior Support for Toddlers with Challenging Behavior in Typical Routines

Presentation serial# : 09
Speakers: S. Clarke, M. Duda and L. Fox, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Category: Early Intervention

This session examines the effectiveness of positive behavior support for toddlers who exhibit challenging behavior and their families. Two within-subject time-series studies are provided to describe the components of both the intervention and child/family outcomes.

Collaboration Between Families and Professionals

Presentation serial# : 10
Speakers: B. Vaughn and A. Duchnowski, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; S. Hayes, University of Nevada, Reno, NV; J. Lucyshyn, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Category: Families

This panel will highlight how important aspects of the panel presenter's own practices relate to positive behavior support with families. Panel members will represent mental health, cognitive-behavioral health, and family-child interaction supports. The panel chair will facilitate a lively audience discussion panel on how professional practices impact families who have children with challenging behavior.

Intervention Fidelity and Related Effects with Urban Elementary School Students

Presentation serial# : 11
Speakers: R. Burke, W. Powell and R. Oats Girls and Boys Town, Boys Town, NE; L. O'Neill Fichtner, S. Johnson and M. B. DelGaudi, Hartford Public Schools, Hartford, CT
Categories: School-wide Systems, Individual Students

Outcome studies often fail to assess intervention fidelity. This study examines the effects of low and high levels of fidelity with a school-wide classroom management program on urban, elementary students' classroom behavior and suspension rates.

APBS Membership Meeting

Presentation serial# : 12
Speakers: R. DePry, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO; J. Zarcone, Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Category: APBS-Special

Join us for a fun and interactive session as we explore ways to enhance your APBS membership! Specifically, this session will review current APBS membership initiatives and provide participants with an opportunity to share ideas related to member care, member opportunities, and organizational networking.

Measuring School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Implementation: Development and Validation of the Benchmarks (BoQ)

Presentation serial# : 13
Speakers: D. Kincaid and K. Childs, Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, FL
Category: School-wide Systems

The session will describe the development, validation, and practical use of the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ), an instrument intended to measure the implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS).

Strategies for Training and Implementing PBIS Across Multiple Service Systems (154)

Presentation serial# : 14
Speakers: D. Mackowski and K. Stewart, Oregon Technical Assistance Corporation, Salem, OR
Categories: Training, Community, Individual Supports

The presenters will lead a discussion on an effective model for training the principles of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support and help participants develop strategies for implementing PBIS across a wide variety of service systems.

Applying Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention Strategies to Family Support Organizations

Presentation serial# : 15
Speakers: A. McCart, P. Kimbrough and J. Thomas, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Categories: Families, Community

This presentation will describe how a developmental disability organization is applying primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention logic to family support systems. Presenters will describe assessment and intervention strategies that are currently being piloted.

Session E - Thursday, March 23, 2006, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Project PASS: A Model System for Early Prevention of Reading and Behavioral Failure

Presentation serial# : 01
Speakers: M. A. Miller, N. S. Fenty, L. D. Payne and T. Scott, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Category: Academics

Presenters will discuss Project PASS, a model demonstration project designed to prevent reading/behavior failure, the implementation of systems for reading/behavior success, and intensive small-group interventions.

Project DATA Grows Up: Planning for Students with ASD in Elementary School

Presentation serial# : 02
Speakers: I. S. Schwartz and C. A. Davis, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Category: Autism

Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) has been demonstrated to be an effective intervention model for toddlers and preschoolers with ASD. This model describes our attempt at blending approaches to meet the needs of students with ASD in elementary school.

Does Individual PBS Work? Preliminary Data from a Randomized Group Study

Presentation serial# : 03
Speakers: R. Iovannone, K. Christiansen and C. English; S. Smith, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; T. Bovey, A. Ramsey, K. Wilson, P. Strain University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO
Category: Individual Students

This session will describe a behavior research project funded by the US Department of Education. The Prevent-Teach-Reinforce model will show data comparing outcomes of students receiving interventions with those who were in a control group.

Challenging Opportunities: Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support in Urban and Alternative Schools

Presentation serial# : 04
Speakers: K. D. Sawka, Devereux Center for Effective Schools, King of Prussia, PA; D. N. Miller, University of Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY
Category: School-wide Systems

Participants will learn specific ways to overcome obstacles related to implementation of school-wide positive behavior support using examples from two challenging contexts (urban schools and an alternative school for students with behavior disorders).

Culturally Relevant Positive Behavior Support (CR-PBS)

Presentation serial# : 06
Speakers: K. R. Washburn, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
Category: Training

One conceptual model for CR-PBS is introduced. Simply touting that FBA/PBS plans are CR does not make it so. To truly be CR, educators must have awareness, knowledge, and skills that culture does influence behavior.

Positive Behavior Support in High Schools: Use of Team Implementation Checklists

Presentation serial# : 07
Speakers: T. J. Tobin, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Category: School-wide Systems

Is the Team Implementation Checklist (TIC) helpful? Yes, according to a study of rates and types of behavior problems in regular and alternative high schools and correlations among Positive Behavior Support features on the TIC.

Integrating PBS into Family Lives: Understanding Traditions and Empowering Parents

Presentation serial# : 08
Speakers: M. Hieneman and K. Childs, Florida's Positive Behavior Support Project, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Categories: Families, Individual Supports

This session will describe maintream perspectives and approaches to parenting and child discipline, and discuss how positive behavior support can serve as a framework for structuring families and resolving problem behavior.

Can Psychiatric Disorders be Seen as Establishing Operations?

Presentation serial# : 09
Speakers: D. J. Baker and E. R. Blumberg, Boggs Center UMDNJ, New Brunswick, NJ
Category: Mental Health

The presenters will introduce an interdisciplinary approach for assessing individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness, considering how the process of functional assessment can be used to identify establishing operations, clarify issues of diagnosis and design effective interventions and supports.

Factors Related to Successful and Unsuccessful Implementation of School-wide PBIS

Presentation serial# : 10
Speakers: B. Coble Lindsey, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Category: School-wide Systems

This study examined school-wide PBIS implementation using a diffusion of innovation perspective. Findings suggest factors that impact effectiveness are related to the organizational capability of schools to accommodate the approach and PBIS as an innovation.

Effectiveness Research on School-based Interventions for Children with Serious Behavior Problems

Presentation serial# : 11
Speakers: M. Wagner, W. Sumi and M. Woodbridge SRI International, Menlo Park, CA; D. Cheney, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; D. Kincaid, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; H. Walker, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; J. Wehby, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Category: Individual Students

This presentation will describe IES-funded research using randomized control group designs to investigate the effectiveness of four school-based interventions for children with serious behavior problems.

Practical Strategies for Supporting Families through Comprehensive PBS

Presentation serial# : 12
Speakers: A. McCart and D. Bannerman Juracek, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Categories: Families, Individual Supports

This session will provide core features of successful work in the family context. Additionally, we will look at family quality of life outcomes, case studies, and practical approaches to addressing family need and problem behavior.

Collaborative Brainstorming Session on Developing Leadership Level Training and Systems in School-wide PBS

Presentation serial# : 13
Speakers: S. Barrett, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD
Categories: School-wide Systems, Training

A key part of the success of school-wide PBS is ensuring that behavioral expertise is available for school teams and districts by focusing on effective data, systems, and practices. The purpose of this event is to bring together a group of people to brainstorm strategies for enhancing training capacity within states by building infrastructures that ensure districts have access to individuals who can provide leadership level training and by creating systems that support intensive wraparound and PBS planning.

Staff Development and the Validity of Measures that Evaluate Schoolwide PBS Outcomes

Presentation serial# : 14
Speakers: C. H. Blum, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Categories: School-wide Systems, Training

Findings from the BEACONS project in Washington on the impact of staff-development frameworks for positive behavior supports will be reviewed. Additionally, data on the validity of a teacher self-assessment and office referrals will be presented.

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Positive Behavior Support State Trainer Networking Meeting

Presentation serial# : 15
Speakers: M. Moore, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO; J. L. Anderson, California State University at East Bay, Hayward, CA
Category: Community

Former members of the RRTC State Training network are invited to attend this session to reconnect, share updates, and discuss future networking and collaborative activities.

Poster Session

School-Wide PBS: Building Capacity Through the Development of Pre-referral Teams

Presentation serial# : 01
Speakers: L. Angello and K. Their, May Institute, Inc., Ewing, NJ; G. Hancock, Trenton Public Schools, Trenton, NJ
Category: School-wide Systems

Pre-referral teams build capacity for sustaining school-wide PBS practices utilized in the Trenton Public School district. A comparison of outcomes of pre-referral efforts will be presented for buildings with and without a school-wide PBS program.

Defying the Odds: Creating Success with Schoolwide PBS in High School

Presentation serial# : 02
Speakers: E. Baker and M. Kennedy, Appoquinimink School District, Middletown, DE
Category: School-wide Systems

Participants will be shown digital technology and other unique tools created to introduce and reinforce PBS principles at the high school level. Attendees will leave feeling revitalized and equipped with refreshing, easy-to-implement ideas.

Meet Madeline: A Middle Grades Exceptional Student at Risk

Presentation serial# : 03
Speakers: D. A. Battle, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA; L. L. Dickens-Wright, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, Charlotte, NC
Category: Individual Students

A case study of Madeline is presented showing how being diagnosed with a behavioral emotional handicap and learning disabilities has affected this seventh grader, her family and the school. General instructional implications for positive behavior support are examined.

In Good Company: Inspiring Sustained Staff Buy Into PBS Work

Presentation serial# : 04
Speakers: K. S. Bergles and D. Shoob, Jefferson County Schools, Golden, CO
Category: School-wide Systems

Struggling to keep the PBS fires burning bright? Re-ignite the passion for positive behavior support with multi-layered strategies for maintaining staff inclusion. This skill building presentation will include: creative goal setting techniques, cognitive coaching and mediation and low/no cost staff recognition and incentives ideas.

The Development, Implementation, and Initial Findings of Three SWPBS Programs in East Tennessee

Presentation serial# : 05
Speakers: L. Blevins, J. Fox and K. Allison, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Category: School-wide Systems

This poster presents an empirical analysis of ongoing research that evaluates second year follow up data on 1 high school SWPBS project and from replication of SWPBS across 2 other sights (1 high school and 1 elementary school).

Moving Functional Communication Skills Beyond the Snack Table: Success Story of Twins

Presentation serial# : 06
Speakers: J. Butz, Collaborative Autism Resources and Education, Las Vegas, NV; K. D'Antonio, S. Melbourne and L. Webb, Carlsbad Municipal Schools, Carlsbad, NM
Category: Autism

Presenters will share during an oral session how team members used a systematic and ongoing process to increase the functional communication skills of twins with autism spectrum disorder experiencing significant behavior issues across settings.

Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Intervention Plans for Children with Tourette Syndrome and Related Disorders

Presentation serial# : 07
Speakers: K. Giordano, Advocacy Specialist, National Tourette Syndrome Assoc, Inc, Conesus, NY and The Advocacy Center, Rochester, NY
Categories: Individual Students, Mental Health

An overview of the misunderstood symptoms of Tourette Syndrome and related disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc.). Included will be effective methods of conducting an FBA and developing an PBIP for students.

Barriers and Enablers to Individualized PBS: Preliminary Data from a National Survey

Presentation serial# : 08
Speakers: L. Bambara, A. Goh and L. Kern, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Category: Individual Students

This poster presents the preliminary results of a national survey on the perceived barriers/enablers to individualized PBS in schools. Implication for school organization and systems change to support and sustain individualized efforts are presented.

Research to Practice: Critical Steps in the Implementation of Positive Behavior Support

Presentation serial# : 09
Speakers: D. J. Gulchak and N. A. Schoenfeld, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Category: Classrooms

The application of the PBS paradigm is a critical component in the maturation of our discipline. This session will identify research-based classroom management strategies, define PBS at a practitioner level, and offer specific examples of PBS practices for common behavior deficits in schools today.

Making Effective Data Driven Decisions: PBS at the Middle School Level

Presentation serial# : 10
Speakers: M. J. Hagedorn and E. Thrift, Delaware PBS Initiative, Dover, DE
Category: School-wide Systems

This poster demonstrates how an urban middle school continually analyzed and utilized data to make decisions, address concerns and develop incentives during the first year of PBS implementation. Gaining staff buy-in through data is emphasized.

Large Suburban High School uses PBS to Achieve a Cohesive School Environment

Presentation serial# : 11
Speakers: J. Wright, D. Bugar, T. Bolyard and C. Hemann, Timber Creek High School, Orlando, FL
Category: School-wide Systems

Timber Creek High School has implemented PBS with school-wide guidelines that are clearly stated through WOLF ETIQUETTE. This effort has generated a decrease in the frequency and severity of infractions and increased appropriate student behaviors.

Online Versus Traditional Learning in a Behavior Management Class: An Interesting Comparison

Presentation serial# : 12
Speakers: M. A. Hughes and C. M. Hagie, San Jose State University , San Jose, CA
Category: Training

Students in both online and traditional special education positive behavior management classes completed surveys, which examined their perceptions of the effectiveness of pedagogy in these two different types of classes. Findings and implications are discussed.

Students Mentoring Students

Presentation serial# : 13
Speakers: B. L. Hurren, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL
Categories: Individual Students, Academics, Training

This session will detail how to use peer mentoring to help lower student dropout rates, reduce absenteeism, improve achievement, ease transitions, and reduce problem behaviors. Specifics will also be given to help ESL/ELL students.

The Integration of Positive Behavior Support, School Transportation and Character Education

Presentation serial# : 14
Speakers: K. Jagus , C. Hunter, L. Mattiace, B. Lewis and K. Hodges, Pinellas County School District, Pinellas County, FL
Category: School-wide Systems

Integrating School Transportation, Character Education and Positive Behavior Support from a systemic perspective. History, systems level integration and the strategies that work. Integrating research, practice, application and changing paradigms in a large urban school district.

If You Can't Take the Heat... : PBS in the Urban Cafeteria

Presentation serial# : 15
Speakers: J. L. Jeffrey and B. McCurdy, Devereux Center for Effective Schools, King of Prussia, PA
Category: School-wide Systems

High rates of peer-to-peer interactions and disruptive behavior, with low adult supervision define many non-classroom settings. This session will present effective positive behavior support strategies implemented by cafeteria support staff in an inner-city elementary cafeteria.

Supporting Students with Aspergers Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism in School Settings: A Team-based Approach

Presentation serial# : 16
Speakers: J. W. Johnson, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; M. Coutinho, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN; D. Oswald and N. Geller, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Categories: Autism, Individual Students

The purpose of the Project ASSESS is to support educators of students with Asperger's Syndrome/High Functioning Autism. Session participants will learn a team-based process to a) identify appropriate goals for intervention, b) gather and analyze relevant information, c) develop effective individualized intervention plans for the classroom, and d) evaluate the effectiveness of these plans.

Positive Behavior Supports-Nevada: Statewide Training Initiatives

Presentation serial# : 17
Speakers: C. D. Johnston and T. Smith, Positive Behavior Support-Nevada, Reno, NV; D. Jackson, Mental Health/Developmental Services Sierra Regional Center, Sparks, NV
Categories: School-wide Systems, Individual Students

This poster will describe the Statewide efforts of PBS-NV to train both Individual PBS and SWPBS around Nevada. Data will include quantitative and qualitative measures collected from 2003 until the present.

Evidence-Based Approaches for Student Success: An IDEA Whose Time Has Come

Presentation serial# : 18
Speakers: D. Lechtenberger, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; M. M. Salls, Copia Consulting, Austin, TX; E. Wang, Wang Evaluation, Lubbock, TX
Categories: School-wide Systems, Mental Health

This session will provide an historical overview of the implementation of PBS in Texas and how local communities and schools are collaborating to build stronger, more positive learning environments for all children, especially those with mental health issues.

Building a Safety Net for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disorders and Their Families

Presentation serial# : 19
Speakers: M. M. Salls, Copia Consulting, Austin, TX; D. Lechtenberger and S. Hendley, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; A. Jackson, Lubbock ISD, Lubbock, TX; E. Wang, Wang Evaluation, Lubbock, TX
Categories: Mental Health, Families

In order to build and maintain systemic change that facilitates better outcomes for students with emotional/behavioral disorders and their families, communities must become engaged in the PBS process. Here how several communities across Texas are doing just that!

Building on Our Success in PBS

Presentation serial# : 20
Speakers: D. Lechtenberger and S. Hendley, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; E. Wang, Wang Evaluation, Lubbock, TX ; M. M. Salls, Copia Consulting, Austin, TX; A. Jackson, Lubbock ISD, Lubbock, TX
Category: School-wide Systems

A model for successful schoolwide and classroom implementation of PBS in an urban school district will be provided. Come see how behavior specialist support and school leadership can impact the academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.

What Early Elementary Grade Teachers Say About Prerequisite Skills They Desire

Presentation serial# : 21
Speakers: C. Lee and L. Laurier, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA; S. Jones, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, Plattsburg, NY
Category: Individual Students

This session will present a summary of survey data regarding early elementary grade teachers' expected entry skills for their incoming students to be successful in their classrooms and reasons for their special education referrals.

The Arizona Behavioral Initiative: State-wide Outcomes from 2001-2005

Presentation serial# : 22
Speakers: C. J. Liaupsin, J. Ferro, J. Umbreit, J. Oakes, Y. Flores and G. Upreti, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; D. Davidson, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Category: School-wide Systems

This poster session will present a multi-year summary of the data collected across schools participating in Arizona's statewide effort to develop the capacity to implement school-wide positive behavioral support.

A Comprehensive Intervention for Teaching Shopping Skills to Adolescents with Autism

Presentation serial# : 23
Speakers: E. S. Long, A Vogl, H. Schinzel and S. J. Barnard, The Bay School, Santa Cruz, CA
Category: Autism

This intervention taught shopping skills and incorporated self-management, social awareness, and problem-solving strategies to further participants' with autism ability to independently participate in community shopping activities.

School-Wide Positive Behavior Support-Proven Practices from Lee County, Florida)

Presentation serial# : 24
Speakers: L. A. Lovell, B. Warner, S. Jensen, J. Kimmie, P. Prescod, L. Kraatz and D. Darab, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Category: School-wide Systems

This session will highlight the successful practices of 12 schools at the first, second, or third year of implementation. Representation from the elementary, middle and high school levels are included. School representatives and artifacts available.

Teaching Social Behaviors Within Academic Subjects

Presentation serial# : 25
Speakers: G. R. Mancil, P. J. Alter, A. A. Vanderbilt and T. F. Haydon, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Categories: Individual Students, Academic

Teaching social behaviors within academic subjects allows teachers to maintain academic engagement and provide students with contextually appropriate practice of social behavior. This presentation will describe the process of teaching social behaviors in academic subjects.

Fostering Positive Self-Esteem and Classroom Cohesiveness Using Class Meetings

Presentation serial# : 26
Speakers: F. J. Miller, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Categories: Classrooms, Individual Students

This interactive session provides a practical, hands-on method for enhancing the self-esteem of students while fostering a positive classroom environment. The presenter gives pointers for conducting effective class meetings with children of all ages.

Why Try? Interventions that Provide Hope Through School-wide PBS

Presentation serial# : 27
Speakers: C. Moore, WhyTry Inc, Provo, UT
Categories: School-wide Systems, Individual Students

This session will emphasize a strength-based approach to helping youth overcome their challenges in a school-wide PBS program by teaching social and emotional life skills using "multiple intelligence" methods that address the youth's learning styles.

Achievement Plus Class - Intervention for Students who are At-Risk for Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorders

Presentation serial# : 28
Speakers: K. Roberts and B. McGinnis, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Categories: Individual Students, Mental Health

The Achievement Plus class is an intervention for students identified as "at-risk" for behavioral and/or emotional concerns, which centers on four areas; self-management, emotional resiliency, social skills and academic strategies. This presentation will focus on different facets of the class.

Adding Function-Based Support to First Step to Success: A Single Case Analysis

Presentation serial# : 29
Speakers: D. L. Russell, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Category: Individual Students

This poster will present data from a single case reversal design study that examines the contribution of adding function-based supports to First Step to Success. Implications for future research and practice will be shared.

College Happiness: A Cohort Replication

Presentation serial# : 30
Speakers: S. Staats, Ohio State University at Newark, Newark, OH
Category: Individual Supports

Positive psychology is dependent upon measures of happiness. Cohort data on two measures of college student happiness are presented. College student self-reported happiness increased and rankings of sources of happiness remained stable across 20 years.

Best Practices of Elementary School Teachers Who Successfully Involve Parents in Education

Presentation serial# : 31
Speakers: C. B. Stuart, Elon University, Elon, NC
Categories: Individual Students, Families

Ten exemplary elementary school teachers were identified by their colleagues as being highly skilled in involving parents of children with learning and behavioral problems. The practices and dispositions of these teachers are presented.

Increasing Independence and Appropriate Play for Children with Autism: A Classroom Example

Presentation serial# : 32
Speakers: J. B. Symon, S. E. Kim and W. D. Frea, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Categories: Autism, Individual Students

A multiple-baseline design was used to teach two boys with autism to follow a picture activity schedule and to engage with the toys during non-structured classroom routines. The children demonstrated improvements in their play skills and generalized skills to new toys. An effective strategy to increase play skills and independence for children with autism is presented.

Clean Up This Mess: A School-Wide PBS Plan to Reduce Litter on Campus

Presentation serial# : 33
Speakers: J. Shively-Le and J. B. Symon, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Category: School-wide Systems

A school-wide PBS plan was implemented in an urban high school to reduce the amount of trash left on campus. Students, administrators, and staff worked together to design, implement, and measure the success of the program.

Implementation of School-wide PBS: Generalization into the Classroom?

Presentation serial# : 34
Speakers: J. Rey and C. McGrath Davis, May Institute, Inc, Randolph, MA; K. Thier, May Institute, Inc, Ewing, NJ
Category: School-wide Systems

This session examines the generalized effects of SW PBS in classroom settings in comparison to the changes in teacher and student behavioral outcomes as a result of training and consultation. Use of ODRs as a practical outcome measure for leadership teams is discussed.

Facilitating PBS in Preschool Classrooms: A Learning Coach Model

Presentation serial# : 35
Speakers: C. L. Thompson, Private Consultant, Laramie, WY; L. L. Marquardt Westlake, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities; University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Categories: Early Intervention, Classrooms

A Learning Coach model (Hilton/Early Head Start Training Project) was initiated to help preschool personnel utilize PBS/FBA. This effort yielded more integrated practices and provided impetus for teams to carve out time for the process.

The 4 Cs: Containing Contagion through Collaboration and Inclusion

Presentation serial# : 36
Speakers: S. Trzcinka and J. Grskovic, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
Category: School-wide Systems

Overview of behavioral contagion effect and best practices literature on teacher attitudes on inclusion and communication skills will provide the foundation for an interactive skill building session to improve collaboration techniques for diverse stakeholders.

Fathers and Positive Behavior Support: A Qualitative Study of Fathers' Perceptions

Presentation serial# : 37
Speakers: A. L. Tyrrell, CLO-Early Childhood Autism Program, Lawrence, KS
Categories: Autism, Families

A qualitative study was conducted involving fathers of children who have problem behavior. Themes were developed from the fathers' comments during the interviews. Implications for practice and future research needs will be discussed.

Secrets and Lessons from the Arizona Behavioral Initiative Database Project

Presentation serial# : 38
Speakers: G. Upreti, D. Janney, B. Stahr, J. Umbreit, C. Liaupsin and J. Ferro, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Category: School-wide Systems

Large-scale (state-wide) evaluations of SWPBS implementation can be exploited by the collection of useful and multifaceted data. This poster session will share lessons from the creation of the Arizona Behavioral Initiative (ABI) database.

Implementing Self-Monitoring for Grades k-5 in a PBS Classroom Wide Setting

Presentation serial# : 39
Speakers: A. A. V. Vanderbilt, T. H. Haydon, G. R. M. Mancil and A. Dallape, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Categories: School-wide, Classrooms

Teachers are faced with off-task behavior in the classroom. Self-monitoring is a student-centered strategy for decreasing problem behavior. This session presents an overview of the self-monitoring process and provides participants with classroom examples.

Closing the Achievement Gap: A Practical Middle School Approach Using PBI

Presentation serial# : 40
Speakers: S N. Huff, L. Rice, T. Hoffman and L. Weise, Charles County Public Schools, La Plata, MD
Categories: Academics, School-wide Systems

This session will describe components to initiate and sustain a successful PBIS Middle School Program. It will review critical features when integrating PBIS techniques, including data and foundations for "Closing the Achievement GAP".

School-wide Positive Behavior Support and Student Perceptions of School Culture

Presentation serial# : 41
Speakers: D. M. Guardino and C. G. Vincent, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Categories: Training, School-wide Systems

Data from two middle schools implementing school-wide PBS with varying fluency illustrate the positive impact of school-wide PBS on students' perceptions of school culture. Students identified bullying, diversity issues, and age-appropriate reinforcement as on-going concerns.

Results of a PBS Team's Social Skills Interventions Focusing on a student with Autism

Presentation serial# : 42
Speakers: M. L. Wallace and E. M. Mastracchio, Odyssey Charter School, Las Vegas, NV
Category: Autism

This topic will introduce a successful social skills intervention by a PBS Team; composed of parents, teachers, school counselor and a behavior specialist. The Team developed a hypothesis, designed interventions and evaluated the results of these interventions. This session will demonstrate the process of determining strengths, challenges, and life-style goals

Clocklights: Affecting Group Behavior Using Immediate Feedback

Presentation serial# : 43
Speakers: R. P. West, T. G. Smith and R. K. Wheatley, Center for the School of the Future, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Category: School-wide Systems

Clocklight systems have a history of over 20 year's successful behavior management in a variety of settings. The current application demonstrates the proposed value and limitations of using clocklight programs in large group settings.

Increasing Appropriate Lunchroom Behavior: A Praise Note System for Elementary Students

Presentation serial# : 44
Speakers: R. P. West, T. G. Smith and R. K. Wheatley, Center for the School of the Future, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Category: School-wide Systems

Praise notes, specific verbal commendations, and tangible rewards are effective student reinforcers. The current study uses a multiple-baseline across three target behaviors to assess the efficiency of a praise note system in an elementary school lunchroom.

School-wide Screening for Students with Behavioral and Emotional Concerns

Presentation serial# : 45
Speakers: E. L. Young, P. Caldarella and K. R. Young, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Categories: School-wide Systems, Individual Students

A screening process for middle/junior high school students who are at-risk for emotional or behavioral concerns will be presented. Participants will learn how a screening process is an essential initial component in the intervention process.

Building Capacity in the Big City: The Los Angeles Unified School District Experience

Presentation serial# : 46
Speakers: L. Zeff, S. Morris and N. Franklin, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA
Category: School-wide Systems

School-wide positive behavioral supports, individual behavior support planning and the use of alternatives to suspension have evolved in this large urban school district. Come hear practical strategies that can work anywhere!

Integrating School, Family and Community Partnerships in SW PBIS

Presentation serial# : 47
Speakers: L. Cherpak and J. Gannon; Families Together in New York State
Categories: School-wide Systems, Families

This poster session will demonstrate the interactive process of how school PBIS teams can be trained to develop one year action plans that utilize school, family and community partnership activities to meet school improvement goals linked to SW-PBIS.

Session F - Friday, March 24, 2006, 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Jeff Strides Into Adulthood

Presentation serial# : 01
Speakers: B. J. Webb, Education Specialties, Tucson, AZ; F. LaRoy, Nevada PEP, Las Vegas, NV; J. LaRoy, Individual with Autism, Las Vegas, NV; K. Goodwin and L. Marhenke, Support Team Member, Las Vegas, NV; J. Beasley, Neuropsychologist, Las Vegas, NV
Categories: Autism, Individual Supports

Jeff's journey toward becoming an independent, self-supporting adult has been made possible with PBS. Panel participants have all played an intricate part of Jeff's teenage journey and will assist him in sharing his story.

Data-Based Decision-Making and Positive Behavior Supports: A View from the Statewide Perspective

Presentation serial# : 02
Speakers: S. Coats, T. Ray, D. Maraffa; M. Cordeau and C. Barrett, Region 4 Education Service Center, Houston, TX
Category: School-wide Systems

The importance of collecting and analyzing data to guide decision-making related to positive behavior supports is presented so that participants enhance their knowledge of ways to review and improve campus-wide implementation.

Intervening with Chronic and Intense Student Behavior: A Discipline Referral Process that Works

Presentation serial# : 03
Speakers: T. Wells, Sopris West Educational Services, Longmont, CO
Category: Individual Students

Exclusionary practices are ineffective in changing student behavior and deprive students of learning opportunities. Administrative Intervention is a research-based process to effectively respond to chronic or intense behavior resulting in removal from the classroom.

A Statewide Model to Improve Educational Services for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Presentation serial# : 04
Speakers: A. Matthews, J. Owen-DeSchryver, K. Dunlap and M. Ziegler, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Categories: Autism, Training, Individual Students

START (Statewide Autism Resources and Training) is a state-funded project providing training and technical assistance to Michigan educators who support students with ASD and their families. START emphasizes effective program assessment, service delivery, and collaboration.

Use of Positive Behavioral Supports for Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Institutions

Presentation serial# : 05
Speakers: B. M. Uhing and L. M. Mitchell, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Category: Individual Supports

Faculty who teach students with disabilities at postsecondary levels may not have the skills for including them. This session focuses on possible uses of Positive Behavioral Support to include students with disabilities at postsecondary levels.

Using an individual schedule to ease transitions: A multi-cultural perspective

Presentation serial# : 06
Speakers: C. K. Baker and F. Najib, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL
Categories: Training, Individual Supports, Families

This session presents the results of a PBS multi-component intervention to reduce inappropriate behavior resulting from transitions to a difficult task for an 8 year-old bicultural learner.

Including Peers to Increase Social and Play Skills for Children with Autism in School Settings

Presentation serial# : 07
Speakers: J. B. Symon, W. D. Frea; C. Harper, D. Liber and A. Landrey, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Categories: Autism, Individual Students

Teachers and researchers designed, implemented, and evaluated successful interventions to improve play and social skills for children with autism. Results indicated that peer-mediated strategies effectively improved play and social behaviours during recess and class time.

The Inside Scoop on Washoe County School District: How the Nation's 51st Largest School District is Making Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support Work

Presentation serial# : 08
Speakers: A. N. Adams and J. Silva, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV
Category: School-wide Systems

WCSD employs their own personnel qualified in ABA, with the expectation to serve children better by enhancing skills and abilities at each school campus. How do we do it and how is it going?

Integrating Positive Behavior Support and Mental Health Approaches for Comprehensive Family-centered Interventions

Presentation serial# : 09
Speakers: G. McConnachie, Division of Developmental Disabilities/ Dept. of Social & Health Services, Seattle, WA; I. Hill, King County Division of Developmental Disabilities, Seattle, WA; T. Coleman, S. Remaize, K. Alexander and A. Novak, BeST/Seattle Children's Home, Seattle, WA
Categories: Families, Mental Health, Individual Supports

Family stresses are high when children with developmental disabilties present severe challenging behaviors. We describe a successful expansion of PBS by integrating a family-systems mental health model within family-centered PBS.

Using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports as a Dropout Prevention Strategy: New Hampshire's APEX Project

Presentation serial# : 10
Speakers: J. Malloy, University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH; G. Cormier, Alliance for Community Supports, Inc, Manchester, NH
Categories: School-wide Systems, Individual Students

This presentation will describe the development and implementation of a PBIS model combined with an intensive school-to-career service in order to reduce the dropout rate in 2 New Hampshire high schools.

Training and Curriculum in Positive Behavior Support

Presentation serial# : 11
Speakers: J. Zarcone, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY; J. Anderson, California State University at East Bay, Hayward, CA; D. Chabaane; L. Riffel, Behavioral Intervention Program, Forest Park, GA
Category: Training

Panel members will review strategies for training professionals and paraprofessionals (e.g., direct care staff, staff supervisors, administrators) in principles and procedures of PBS. The chair will facilitate a discussion focusing on successful and less successful strategies that panel members have used and also ideas for improving the reach and sustainability of training. The chair will facilitate audience participation.

Using Data to Make Decisions at State, District and School Levels

Presentation serial# : 12
Speakers: K. Childs, D. Kincaid and H. George, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Category: School-wide Systems

This data-based presentation will describe Florida's efforts to develop a state-wide database system to assist in making decisions at the state, district and school level to promote School-Wide Positive Behavior Support.

Barriers to Implementing Positive Behaviour Support in the US Capitol Region

Presentation serial# : 13
Speakers: G. N. Rathbone and J Oppenheim, Corcoran School of Arts and Design, Washington, DC
Categories: Training, School-wide Systems

This paper identifies and explores major barriers to the effective development and delivery of positive behaviour supports in the US Capitol region. The paper then offers some practical solutions for overcoming these barriers.

Sustaining and Expanding Implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support

Presentation serial# : 14
Speakers: G. Sugai, University of Connecticut, Stores, CT
Category: School-wide Systems

The purpose of this session is to describe strategies and approaches for sustaining and expanding the implementation of school-wide positive behavior support in school districts and states. Action planning approaches and examples will be presented.

Session G - Friday, March 24, 2006, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Creating and Sustaining a District PBS Culture: District-level Implementation and Structures

Presentation serial# : 1
Speakers: C. Borgmeier; S. Loman; Portland State University, Portland, OR, Ravenswood City School District, East Palo Alto, CA
Category: School-wide Systems

An examination of the importance of district-level supports in the development, growth, and sustained implementation of school-wide PBS efforts. Details of sustained implementation of PBS in an at-risk, urban, high-turnover school district will be presented.

Educating Regular Teachers for Economies of ABC Practice in the Primary Classroom

Presentation serial# : 02
Speakers: F. Bryer, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Category: Individual Students

Children at socioemotional risk have high alterable capacity to move either up or down the PBS continuum of problem behaviour and proactive intervention. Classroom teachers need economies of ABC practice to reduce "risky" problem behaviour.

20 Ways to Address Behavior of Individuals Across the Autism Spectrum

Presentation serial# : 03
Speakers: C. Pratt, Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Bloomington, IN
Category: Autism

Individuals across the autism spectrum who engage in problematic behaviors present a tremendous challenge for those who work, live or educate them. This presentation will discuss 20 ideas or considerations when programming for individuals on the autism spectrum. There will be a specific focus on assessing behavior, teaching alternative behaviors and creating positive learning environments. The role of crisis intervention will also be discussed.

ARE WE CRAZY II??? A Comprehensive Individualized PBS Approach for Students with Mental Illness in Public Schools (28)

Presentation serial# : 04
Speakers: R. A. Saladis; F. M. Johnson; J. Haessly
Categories: Individual Students, Mental Health

This session will focus on using positive behavior supports with children experiencing significant mental health challenges. Comprehensive case studies will illustrate strengths based functional behavioral assessment, reframing beliefs, data driven decision making, and outcomes. Participants will leave this session appreciating the importance of positive behavior supports for children with chronic mental illness.

Contextual Fit and Problem Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presentation serial# : 05
Speakers: A. Blakeley-Smith, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO; S. Cale, The Autism Help Center, Long Island, NY; E. Carr, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Category: Autism

We will discuss how the relationship between personal competency and the performance requirements of the environment impacts problem behavior in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders who display weaknesses in motor, academic, and/or social competency.

Personal Paradigm Shifts and Treatment Acceptability: A Comparison of PBS and ABA experts

Presentation serial# : 06
Speakers: F. Brown, Queens College, New York, NY
Category: Individual Supports

The results of a survey of ABA experts that examined their perceptions of treatment acceptability of commonly used consequence-based behavioral procedures will be presented. These data will be compared to an earlier study of PBS experts. Data will be presented that compares the responses of these two groups of experts regarding their: perceptions of treatment acceptability now and in the past, how it changed across time, and variables that may have contributed to their changes in perceptions (i.e., "personal paradigm shifts").

Advanced Uses of School Wide Information System (SWIS) Data

Presentation serial# : 07
Speakers: A. W. Todd, R. Horner and N. Sampson, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Category: School-wide Systems

This session will target those who are using SWIS, or serving as SWIS Facilitators. Presentation of new SWIS features, and application of discipline data for decision-making will be combined with discussion about how data systems like SWIS should be improved and used within school improvement efforts.

Teaching Parents PBS Principles: Improving Problem Behaviors of Children with Disabilities at Home

Presentation serial# : 08
Speakers: K. Peery, T. Dyches and A. Slikova, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Categories: Families, Individual Students

Families of children with significant disabilities on the waiting list for state services were offered behavior education through a collaboration effort between state agency and university. PBS provided the framework for the behavioral education. Graduate students taught parents to use functional behavior assessment in developing a behavior plan for their child with disabilities and problem behavior. Parents implemented the behavior plan, teaching their child appropriate alternative behaviors. As a result of the behavioral education, significant gains were seen in lowering children's inattentive and aggressive problem behaviors.

Using Functional Assessment Procedures to Improve the Effectiveness of the Behavior Education Program (BEP)

Presentation serial# : 09
Speakers: L. S. Hawken and K. S. MacLeod, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Categories: School-wide Systems, Individual Students

The Behavior Education Program (BEP) is a modified check-in, check-out targeted intervention implemented school-wide with students who are at risk. The purpose of this presentation is to present results of a study examining factors contributing to the effectiveness of the BEP in reducing office discipline referrals with elementary students. program implementation fidelity information and social validity ratings for the BEP will also be presented. Suggestions to researchers and practitioners interested in implementing the BEP and improving its effectiveness will be provided.

Interactions between Academic Skills and Problem Behavior: Results from Current Research Studies

Presentation serial# : 10
Speakers: B. Putnam, May Institute, Norwood, MA; K. McIntosh, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; M. K. McKenna, Heartland AEA 11, Johnston, IA; K. J. Filter, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
Categories: Academics, Individual Students

This symposium will include three presentations of research studies examining associations between academic and social behaviors. It will also include an overview of the empirical literature and discussions of future directions for research and practice.

Effects of a Positive Behavioral Approach to Intensive Residential Treatment of Children and Adolescents

Presentation serial# : 11
Speakers: T. Smith and F. Vinagre, Devereux Florida, Melbourne, FL
Category: Individual Supports

Through the introduction of the Positive Behavior Supports philosophy, we have set in motion an organizational culture change which focuses on positive interactions to promote a culture of respect among our staff and clients.

The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction: A System of Research-based: Best Practices to Improve Student Achievement

Presentation serial# : 12
Speakers: K. Johnson, Morningside Academy, Seattle, WA
Category: Academic

For over 25 years Morningside Academy has served children and youth in elementary and middle school. The school's research-based approach and proven success rates have led more than 90 schools and agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada to partner with Morningside for teacher training and instructional consulting. As a result, more than 20,000 students in the US and Canada have benefited from Morningside's method and curricula. I will present the basic tenets of the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction, an overview of the reading, writing, language, math and content course curricula and instructional methods that accompany it, and some data showing the substantial gains in student performance that have been achieved by implementing our Generative Instruction model.

Direct and Collateral Effects of The First Step To Success Program

Presentation serial# : 13
Speakers: J. R. Sprague, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Category: Indivdual Students

First Step to Success is an early intervention program designed for at-risk young children (Walker, et al., 1997). This study employed a multiple baseline across subjects to assess the direct and collateral behavior change of the program.

Strategies for Funding PBS Implementation Within States

Presentation serial# : 14
Speakers: C. Schall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; D. Jackson, University of Nevada - Reno, Reno, NV; R. Freeman, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; T. Knoster, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA
Category: Community

This panel will include four professionals who have diverse experiences related to funding PBS strategies in different states. The Chair will highlight how funding mechanisms were discovered within the panel presentations and facilitate a discussion related to how audience members have assessed their states funding mechanisms. The purpose will be to provide group identified guidelines for state self assessment.

Session H - Friday, March 24, 2006, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Devoloping and Evaluating Class-wide Positive Behavior Support Plans

Presentation serial# : 01
Speakers: J. Harrower, California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA
Category: Classrooms

This session will provide an overview of effective class-wide applications of PBS. Topics to be addressed include self-assessing class-wide behavior support systems, developing and teaching class rules and procedures, developing and implementing group and class-wide incentive plans, and correcting and responding to problem behavior.

Social Skills Training for Individuals with Asperger's Disorder and Related Social Disabilities

Presentation serial# : 02
Speakers: K. H. Pistacchio, The Groden Center, Inc., Providence, RI
Categories: Autism, Individual Supports

A brief overview of Asperger's Disorder (A.D.) is provided along with a detailed description of the development and implementation of social skills groups for children and adolescents diagnosed with A.D. or related social disabilities.

Functional Communication Training: Fostering Communication in Natural Environments for Children with Autism

Presentation serial# : 03
Speakers: G. R. Mancil, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Categories: Autism, Individual Supports

Case studies will be used to help practitioners identify, create, and use opportunities in the natural environment (e.g., classroom and playground) to teach functional communication to children with autism who are nonverbal or verbal.

Sustainability of Positive Behavior Supports in Schools: What Features are Necessary to Implement Durable Systems?

Presentation serial# : 05
Speakers: J. H. Doolittle, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Category: School-wide Systems

The presenter will describe findings from a study of the sustainability of school-wide positive behavior supports (SW-PBS). Quantitative and qualitative analyses led to a model of sustainability that has implications for teachers, administrators, and researchers.

Case Study: Preliminary Results of an Early Childhood Day Treatment Pilot Program

Presentation serial# : 06
Speakers: J. L. Peterson and R. W. Peterson, Behave'n Day Center, Omaha, NE; R. V. Burke, Girls and Boys Town, Boys Town, NE; B. R. Kuhn, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Category: Early Intervention

For many, the path to high school dropout status begins early in life. This proposal describes an intensive day treatment program for children with severe behavior disorders, three case studies, supporting partnerships, and initial results.

TBD

Presentation serial# : 08
Speakers: L. Kern-Koegel, University of California Santa Barbara Autism Research Center, Santa Barbara, CA; Claire LaZebnik, Pacific Palisades, CA.
Category: Autism

TBD

Working with Reluctant Families: Combining PBS with Optimism Training

Presentation serial# : 09
Speakers: M. Hieneman, Positive Family Intervention Project, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL
Category: Families

This presentation will describe pessimism as a potential barrier to effective parent education and an approach entitled "positive family intervention" that combines PBS with optimism training to engage and retain these families.

Building Systems for Family Participation in SWPBS

Presentation serial# : 10
Speakers: K. McGough, Colorado Department of Education, Denver CO; C. Jones, Region IX Education Cooperative, Ruidosa, NM; T. Lewis, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; L. Shutts, Families Together New York, Albany, NY
Categories: School-wide Systems, Families

Panel members will highlight the importance of including families in SWPBS and provide implementation examples. Audience members will be encouraged to share ideas for facilitating family participation in SWPBS.

Practical Solutions for Supporting People with Disabilities and Alzheimer's

Presentation serial# : 11
Speakers: W. Bird, Oregon Technical Assistance Corp., Salem, OR
Categories: Autism, Individual Supports

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 .

Check in/ Check out: Empirical Support for a Secondary-Level, Targeted Intervention

Presentation serial# : 12
Speakers: K. J. Filter, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN; R. H. Horner and A. W. Todd, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; M. K. McKenna, Heartland AEA 11, Johnston, IA; S. Fairbanks, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Categories: Individual Students, School-wide Systems

Data will be presented from three studies investigating the effectiveness and acceptability of the Check in/ Check out (CICO) program. Also, a discussion of the general concept of targeted interventions and how to implement CICO.

Gaps in the Literature: A Call for Research in Critical Areas

Presentation serial# : 13
Speakers: G. Sugai, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; C. Anderson, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; E. Carr, State University of New York at Stoney Brook, Stoney Brook, NY; W. Sailor, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Category: All

Panel members will identify existing gaps in the literature supporting PBS. The Chair will facilitate discussion focusing on why addressing research gaps is important and on strategies for beginning to address these gaps.

Building State and District Capacity to Implement SWPBS with Fidelity

Presentation serial# : 14
Speakers: H. George, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; C. Liaupsin, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; J. Sprague, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; S. Romano, IL PBIS Network, LaGrange Park, IL
Category: School-wide Systems

The focus of this panel is on helping districts and states build capacity to implement SWPBS on a large scale while also maintaining fidelity of implementation. The panel will discuss strategies for ensuring sustainability of SWPBS across time.

Session I - Friday, March 24, 2006, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Functional Behavior Assessment in Schools: Useful Assessment Tool or Useless Compliance Tool?

Presentation serial# : 01
Speakers: P. J. Alter, T. M. Scott, M. A. Conroy and A. S. Lampi, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Category: Individual Students

Many teachers feel unprepared to complete effective functional behavior assessments (FBAs). In this presentation a methodology for evaluating FBAs is presented and general practices that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of FBAs are outlined.

Encouraging Interagency Collaboration

Presentation serial# : 02
Speakers: M. Moore, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO; L. Eber, IL PBIS Network, LaGrange Park, IL; S. Barrett, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD; S. Wessendorf, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines, IA
Categories: Community, Mental Health, Training

This panel will focus on strategies for encouraging inter-agency collaboration related to positive behavior support. Professionals from will describe how they are working together across human services to improve communication and expanding PBS within their states. The chair will summarize major similarities and difference and facilitate audience discussion and participation.

Waking Up to a Better Day

Presentation serial# : 05
Speakers: K. Christodulu, University at Albany, Albany, NY
Category: Autism

Many children with autism have difficulty falling asleep or have their sleep disturbed frequently throughout the night. The effects of continually not getting enough sleep can have serious consequences for the child. Topics covered in this training session include the nature of sleep, common sleep problems, and effective behavioral interventions to improve even the most difficult sleep problems.

From Inspiration to Perseverance: Making SWPBS Work in Las Vegas

Presentation serial# : 07
Speakers: S. Crozier and M. Tincani, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV; B. Mathews, P. Kazee, A. Silva and G. Misel, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV
Category: School-wide Systems

A panel discussion on school and district level implementation in Las Vegas by trainers, district, and school personnel. A description of challenges and successful strategies will be followed by an interactive audience discussion.

Transitioning from School to Work

Presentation serial# : 08
Speakers: N. Benito, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; D. Baker, Boggs Center UMDNJ, New Brunswick, NY; B. Uhing, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS; B. Flannery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Category: Individual Students, Individual Supports

Panel speakers will identify critical issues related to assisting individuals transitioning out of the educational system and into work settings. The Chair will guide a discussion focusing on a transition planning, facilitating school-community collaboration, and planning for successful transitions.

School Factors that Influence the Implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support

Presentation serial# : 09
Speakers: D. Kincaid, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Category: School-wide Systems

This presentation will provide an overview of the systems change literature and will provide the results of a current study that assessed the socio-cultural, academic/behavioral, and process factors involved in the implementation of SWPBS.

Evidence-based Practice in Autism

Presentation serial# : 10
Speakers: G. Dunlap and K. Berkman, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; P. Strain, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO; C. Pratt, Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Bloomington, IN; R. Huff, Alta Regional Center, Sacramento, CA
Category: Autism

This panel will highlight best practices in the area of autism. Panel members will review state of the art practices and the Chair will facilitate discussion of areas in need of further research and how evidence-based practices might best be disseminated.

Striving for the Top: Implementing School- Wide Interventions Targeting the Top 5%

Presentation serial# : 11
Speakers: E. Walthers, D. Wade, S. Hartsock, and K. Barge, Flint Community Schools, Flint, MI; L. Walters, Genesee Intermediate School District, Flint, MI
Categories: School-wide Systems, Individual Students

Share the experiences of two urban elementary schools as they expand their vision of PBS by targeting the most at-risk students. The process of identification, implementation of individual PBS plans, and interventions will be discussed.

Early Intervention, PBS, and Systems Change

Presentation serial# : 13
Speakers: L. Fox, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; A. Frey, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; A. McCart, University of Kansas, Lawrence, FL
Category: Early Intervention

This panel will focus on state of the art, evidence-based practice in the area of early intervention. Panel members will discuss the need for PBS with this population and how systems-change and PBS are being applied to Early Intervention, Head Start, and other early childhood program.

Developing School-Wide Consensus for Rules, Routines, Arrangement, and Effective Instruction

Presentation serial# : 14
Speakers: T. M. Scott, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Category: School-wide Systems

This session presents examples of a process for helping schools to develop consensus as to the particulars of their school-wide plan . Video examples of schools engaged in the process will be used to demonstrate consensus building and the keys to effective instruction of plans.

Session J - Friday, March 24, 2006, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Program-Level and Individual Positive Behavior Support for High School Students with Disabilities

Presentation serial# : 01
Speakers: G. A. Tavares, Northern Suburban Special Education District, Highland Park, IL
Category: Individual Students

Program-Level and individual positive behavior supports are shared and discussed relative to their implementation within a typical high school targeting students with special needs (e.g., Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum, Downs Syndrome, and severe Learning Disabilities.

An Analysis of School Contextual Variables as Predictors for PBS Success

Presentation serial# : 02
Speakers: T. M. Scott and E. Landers, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Category: School-wide Systems

This session presents the results of research on how demographic and contextual variables may predict the success of school-wide implementation of PBS in terms of treatment integrity and social & academic outcomes. Implications for PBS implementors and coaches will be discussed.

Outreach to Parents: Linking PBS-Based Social Skills Instruction from School to Home

Presentation serial# : 03
Speakers: H. M. Knoff, Arkansas Department of Education--Special Education, Little Rock, AR
Categories: Families, Individual Students

Social skills instruction is essential to PBS success. When linking school with home, children doubly benefit. The evidence-based Stop & Think Social Skills school and home approaches are presented, emphasizing parenting and student self-management outcomes.

Scaling up Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Statewide: The California Best Behavior Project

Presentation serial# : 05
Speakers: S. G. Smith and J. Sprague, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Category: School-wide Systems

The California Best Behavior project has facilitated the adoption of school-wide PBS practices and local capacity building by providing training, technical assistance, and trainer/facilitator training. This session will describe the processes and data-based outcomes of the project.

Weaving Our Rainbow Stories: Integrating PBS into the Early Childhood Curriculum

Presentation serial# : 06
Speakers: S. E. Lees, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
Category: Early Intervention

Weaving Our Rainbow Stories: Integrating PBS into the Early Childhood Curriculum is a multi-media, interactive workshop that will provide early childhood educators with strategies and activities for adapting elements of PBS for early childhood programs and integrating PBS into the early childhood curriculum. Participants will view Weaving Our Rainbow Stories activities, discuss the PBS and developmental principles used, and experience and practice the activities. Participants will receive copies of the activities presented. Outcome data will be shared.

School-Wide Behavior Support: Benefits of District-Wide Implementation

Presentation serial# : 07
Speakers: J. Cardwell, M. Rich, H. Kegle, S. Best, P. Benziger, T. Spinner and D. Fuchs, Delaware City Schools, Delaware, OH
Category: School-wide Systems

We examine the benefits of district-wide implementation; clarify the role of district-level leadership; and illustrate processes, structures, and supports of district-wide PBS. Participants gain an understanding of PBS as systems change from a district perspective.

Improving Outcomes for ALL Students: Integration of Universal, Selected, and Tertiary Programming

Presentation serial# : 08
Speakers: K. Sawka, M. George, S. Lohrmann, R. March and B. McCurdy, Centennial School of Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Categories: School-wide Systems, Individual Students

In this symposium, scientist-practitioners will provide a balanced illustration of universal, selected, and tertiary programming using examples from challenging schools in which these approaches are simultaneously implemented and directly linked / coordinated with one another.

Exploring the Link Between Behavior and Literacy

Presentation serial# : 09
Speakers: T. Gill and K. Batchelor, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY; J. Wirth, Learning Center K-8 Program, Yorktown Heights, NY
Categories: Academics, Individual Students

The Learning Center at Walden is a regional, public school serving that needs of students with behavioral disorders (grades K-12). To alleviate behavioral issues and increase time on task a two-pronged strategy was implemented: Positive Behavioral Supports and a three-tiered reading program. This workshop will present data related to these initiatives, the linkage between them and their application in other educational facilities.

Covering the Commonwealth: Addressing Diverse Demographic Issues that Affect Implementation of Effective Schoolwide Discipline Programs Across Virginia

Presentation serial# : 10
Speakers: T. Tallent, T. Landon and S. Wilberger, Virginia Department of Edcuation, Richmond, VA; S. Palko, Training/Technical Assistance Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Category: School-wide Systems

The Virginia Department of Education has committed to helping school systems implement Effective Schoolwide Discipline programs. Geography, socio-economic considerations, and academic accreditation jointly impact the methodology used in implementation and are addressed in this session.

Preparing Pre-service Educators to Implement Positive Behavior Support

Presentation serial# : 11
Speakers: C. B. Bake, Saint Xavier University, Chiacgo, IL; H. B. Bohanon, Loyola University, Chicago, IL; L. R. Riffel, Georgia PBS Network, Atlanta, GA
Categories: School-wide Systems, Training

Much emphasis has been placed on supporting teachers at the professional development level. Our purpose is to provide a discussion regarding approaches to preparing pre-service teacher education candidates. This presentation is ideal for university instructional personnel.

Closing the Achievement Gap: Academic and Behavioral Strategies

Presentation serial# : 12
Speakers: C. Dickey, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; C. Cole, Consultant, Eugene, OR; R. Wolter, Bethel School District, Eugene, OR
Category: School-wide Systems

Bethel School District is one of 8 school districts in the State that have been recognized for academic gains for ELL students. Fairfield Elementary School was one of the six schools recognized by Supt. Susan Castillo for closing the achievement gap. Information will be shared about academic and behavioral strategies that are working in Bethel School District, along with District data showing improvement in behavior and academic gains for students in all subgroups, highlighting hispanic, economically disadvantaged and special education students.

Creating Continuity for Community-based PBS: Content Analysis of Three States' Long-term Planning Processes

Presentation serial# : 13
Speakers: M. A. Moore, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO; R. De Pry, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO; R. Freeman, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; D. Jackson and C. Johnston, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
Category: Community

Three states, Colorado, Nevada, and Kansas have conducted statewide planning using a long-term strategic goal setting process. Questions presented in each of the states include: What is PBS? What are barriers to achieving continuity and access to PBS in the state? What are resources that support continuity and access to PBS across the lifespan? This presentation focuses on the similarities and differences of the three states based on content analysis of the documents generated through the planning process. In addition, 1, 2, and 3 year goals for each of the states and similarities and differences in conducting statewide planning are discussed.

Integrating Data-based Decisions into the Wraparound Process within a System of School-wide Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)

Presentation serial# : 14
Speakers: L. Eber, Illinois PBIS Network, La Grange, IL; K. Hyde, Accountability Solutions, LLC, Phoenix, AZ
Category: School-wide Systems

Students with comprehensive emotional/behavioral needs present unique challenges to schools, including schools doing well with their school-wide PBS implementation. Many of these students have complex needs across home, school and community settings. This can complicate team development and data-based decision-making, two critical features for implementation of PBS for these students and their families. The IL PBIS Network uses an individualized team-based approach for these students known as wraparound. Evaluation tools and processes useful to guide wraparound teams in designing, implementing, or monitoring the effectiveness of their teams and plans are lacking. The IL School-wide PBS Network has been developing a data-based decision-making process to assist wraparound team facilitators as they guide child/family wraparound team and plan development. This presentation will describe the process, tools, and three-year results of this web-based system for integrating data-based decision-making into individual student/family wraparound teams. Challenges and dialogue about next steps will be included in the presentation.