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2008 Education Conference

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Invited Paper Session #12
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices at Socially Important Scales
Sunday, September 7, 2008
11:00 AM–12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom B
Area: EDC; Domain: Synthesis
Instruction Level: Basic
CE Instructor: Robert H. Horner, Ph.D.
ROBERT H. HORNER (University of Oregon)
Rob Horner is professor of special education at the University of Oregon where he directs the Positive Behavior Research and Support research unit. He took his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Stanford University, his Master’s in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University, and received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Oregon. Dr. Horner’s research has focused on developing evidence-based interventions that result in socially significant changes for people with and without disabilities. As co-director of the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Dr. Horner coordinates research and technical assistance activities with multiple partners across the nation. During the past 15 years he has worked directly with schools and school administrators in the development of systems for embedding school-wide systems of positive behavior support. He has been the editor of the Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and the American Journal on Mental Retardation, and currently co-edits the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Horner has received multiple awards, among them the SABA Public Service Behavior Analysis Award (2006), the AAMR Education Award (2002), the TASH Positive Approaches Award (2000), and the APA Fred Keller Educational Research Award (1996).
Abstract: The focus on implementation of evidence-based practices (EBP) creates both opportunities and challenges for those committed to school improvement. This session will focus on the themes that cut across EBP efforts in reading, math and behavior support. Participants will leave with a model for guiding future research, future implementation efforts, and future evaluation models that target the implementation of evidence-based practices in schools.
Target Audience:

Licensed Psychologists and Certified Behavior Analysts

Learning Objectives: N/a



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