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 #513
CE Offered: BACB
A Panel Discussion on the Impact of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and Applied Behavior Analysis on Educational Systems
Monday, May 27, 2019
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Fairmont, Third Level, Crystal
Area: EDC/CSS; Domain: Translational
CE Instructor: Rose Iovannone, Ph.D.
Chair: Rose Iovannone (University of South Florida/Florida Center for Inclusive Communities)
ASHLEY EDEN GREENWALD (University of Nevada, Reno)
ROBERT F. PUTNAM (May Institute)

This session will be a panel discussion comparing and contrasting the impact School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) have had on educational systems. Upon entry into the session, audience members will be provided a polling link, accessible via smart phones, tablets, and computers. The polling link will provide potential questions to which participants can rank order based upon what each attendee considers to be of interest. Additionally, each person can contribute a discussion topic or question for the panelists. The five top ranked questions will be addressed by the panel and an additional three to five questions suggested by participants will be randomly suggested. Questions will be presented by the chair and the panelists will alternate in responding or each be given a chance to respond, depending on the nature of the question. Topics the panel intends to cover during the session through audience questions or pre-organized questions prepared by the discussant include (a) impact on current educational laws and regulations, (b) impact on educational funding and initiatives; (c) impact on implementation of evidence-based practices; (d) impact on building system capacity, and (d) impact on social, emotional, and academic outcomes for all students.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Behavior Analysts Graduate Students University Faculty/Staff Educators

Learning Objectives: Participants will: 1. Compare and contrast positive behavior support and behavior analysis contributions to sustainability of implementation of evidence-based practices. 2. Identify how positive behavior support and behavior analysis have contributed to current policies, funding, and research in educational settings. 3. List features of positive behavior support and behavior analysis that are complimentary in improving behaviors of K-12 students.
Keyword(s): behavior supports, capacity building, educational policy, sustainability



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