|Establishing a Start-Up Program in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis
|Saturday, May 29, 2010
|2:00 PM–2:50 PM
|Ballroom A (CC)
|Area: TBA/EDC; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
|BACB CE Offered. CE Instructor: William Baum, Ph.D.Information to come.
|Chair: Jessica Singer-Dudek (Teachers College, Columbia University)
|Presenting Author: GRANT GAUTREAUX (Nicholls State University)
|Abstract: Developing programs for teachers in behavior analysis requires collaborative efforts from multiple entities operating independently of each other. At a regional-based state university, creating sustainable new programs depend greatly upon the support of surrounding school districts, approval of internal departments, college committees, and university graduate councils as well creating need within the feeder constituency. This presentation will outline the scope and sequence for setting up a Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis Program for teachers in a state where behavior analysis has historically been meet with fear and loathing. Some of the essential elements involved in this process include school district buy-in, parent and teacher training, planning for financial viability, recruitment of potential candidates against the backdrop of post-Katrina Louisiana, higher education budget cuts, and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education program accreditation.
|GRANT GAUTREAUX (Nicholls State University)
|Dr. Grant Gautreaux (PhD Teachers College Columbia University, 2005) is an assistant professor of teacher education at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. He currently holds ranks of CABAS Senior Behavior Analyst and Assistant Research Scientist and is a BCBA-D. Dr. Gautreaux has taught courses in the areas of instructional interventions, behavior interventions, applied behavior analysis, educational research, inclusive education, and diagnostic reading at Teachers College, St John’s University and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He has published articles in the areas of observational learning, multiple exemplar instruction and naming and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on behavior analysis and teacher education. Dr. Gautreaux is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Behavioral Assessment and Interventions for Children and is a CABAS® consultant for the Jigsaw School in the United Kingdom and schools across Louisiana and has recently started the first teacher based program in applied behavior analysis in Louisiana.