This presentation will provide an overview of a comprehensive model of behavior analytic education as it has been implemented and replicated in schools in the State of Virginia. The Faison School, initially established as an affiliate program of Virginia Commonwealth University, has grown from a program off our students to nearly 100, all diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disability. The school is now affiliated with the applied behavior analysis program at Teachers College Columbia University and the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Through these affiliations, the school offers a comprehensive behavior analytic model of education and training alongside more intensive intervention services for students removed from public education settings. The school’s data-driven and individualized system allows for immediate data collection and analysis of the behaviors of teachers and students, which allows participants to receive the most appropriate services and tactics for all areas of learning and teaching. In total, the school maintains data on learn units, Teacher Performance Rate Accuracy Observations, teacher decisions, student and staff achievement toward goals, as some examples. The model has also recently been replicated in the public schools. In this presentation, the CABAS components, including learn units, teacher data, decision analyses, and assessments, will be reviewed and discussed as well as future needs and directions of the model overall.
Review Kathy Meincke Matthews’ biographical statement.