Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Panel #208
PDS: Sharpen Your Pencils! Strategies for Successful School-Based Consultation
Sunday, May 26, 2019
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Fairmont, Third Level, Crystal
Area: EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Delanie Reed Lombardo (Western Michigan University)
JESSICA E. FRIEDER (Western Michigan University)
WILLIAM L. HEWARD (The Ohio State University)
ROBERT K. ROSS (Beacon ABA Services)

Many behavior analysts currently consult in schools in a variety of ways, including conducting functional behavior assessments, writing positive behavior support plans, training teachers on effective classroom management, and more. Successful collaboration of an interdisciplinary team requires careful navigation to ensure consultation is effective and efficient. Sometimes referrals are unnecessarily made for individualized interventions where class-wide interventions may be more appropriate. Research has shown that class-wide intervention (e.g. universal strategies) can benefit most students and should be implemented before individualized supports. The purpose of this panel is to discuss strategies relating to conducting efficient observations, building rapport with classroom staff, ethical decision-making, ensuring treatment fidelity, and strategies for individual and class-wide interventions. This panel will also discuss a variety of strategies for building effective classroom management techniques that benefit all learners. In order for gains to be made and sustain in school consultation arrangements, behavior analysts must be equipped with these skills.

Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): Best-Practices, Consultation, Education, School-Based



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