Association for Behavior Analysis International

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10th Annual Autism Conference; New Orleans, LA; 2016

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Invited Paper Session #4
CE Offered: PSY/BACB

Implementing ABA at Scales of Social Importance: Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
The Celestin Ballroom
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Robert H. Horner, Ph.D.
Chair: Wayne W. Fisher (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
ROBERT H. HORNER (University of Oregon)
Rob Horner is professor of special education at the University of Oregon. His research has focused on behavior analysis, positive behavior support, instructional strategies for learners with severe disabilities, and systems change. He has worked for the past 15 years with George Sugai in development and implementation of school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS). Over 21,000 schools are implementing SWPBS nationally. Research, evaluation and technical assistance outcomes from this effort indicate that investing in the development of a positive social culture is associated with improved behavioral and academic gains for students. Dr. Horner has been the editor of the Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, and associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and the American Journal on Mental Retardation.

This session will focus on scaling up implementation of applied behavior analysis. Emphasis will be given to lessons learned from implementing Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) across 20,000 schools in the United States. Participants will leave with information about the key role of fidelity measures, organizational systems needed to support effective practices, and the linking of coaching with effective training.




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