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11th Annual New England Positive Behavior Support Forum - November 2015

 

Thursday Keynote Address:

Infrastructure to Support PBIS Momentum 
Heather Peshak George, University of South Florida

Thursday Early Morning Sessions:

PBIS 101: An Introduction to SW-PBIS 
Marcie W. Handler, May Institute

Scaling Up New Hampshire! 
Laconia School District: Scaling up for Sustainability
Laconia School District Universal Work Plan
Maureen Tracey, Laconia Public Schools
Kathryn Francoeur, University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability

Enhancing Teachers’ Classroom Management: Efficient, Effective, and Teacher-driven Implementation Supports 
Brandi Simonsen and Jennifer Freeman
University of Connecticut

PBIS in High School: Navigating the Roadblocks to Success 
Katie Meyer, Ph.D
Nancy Marrs, M.S.
Allyson Bachta, M.Ed, M.S.
Molly Robinson, M.S.

Monitoring Individual Student Supports (Tier 3) 
Susannah Everett, University of Connecticut
Katie Conley, University of Oregon
Sarah Pinkelman, George Mason University

Implementing PBIS: Systems, Data, & Practices 
Christopher Fox, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
Bob Putnam, May Institute
Jonathan Worcester, Seven Hills

Thursday Late Morning Sessions:

ROAR On! Lessons Learned from Initial Implementation of SW-PBIS at Whitcomb School 

Angela Chouinard & Bethany Pritchard, Whitcomb School
Howard Muscott, SERESC

Implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in Alternative School Settings 
Todd Miller, Katie Meyer and Christine Downs, PBIS Coordinator
May Institute

How Do Schools Braid Social Emotional Learning and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Sara A. Whitcomb, Ph.D. and Sarah A. Fefer, Ph.D. BCBA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
College of Education, School Psychology Program

Implementing with Fidelity in High Schools: What Makes the Difference?
Jennifer Freeman, University of Connecticut

Scaling Up: Moving Towards Tier 2 Supports
Heather Peshak George, University of South Florida

From the CEO Perspective: Implementing PBIS Across Large, Medium, and Small Agencies
Lauren Solotar, May Institute
Christopher White, Road to Responsibility
John Randall, Amego
Daryl Cook, South Shore ARC

Thursday Afternoon Sessions:

Getting Ready for PBIS: Sustainability from the Start 
Christine Downs, PBIS Coordinator, May Institute
Mysha Kuhlmann, School Psychologist, Rockport Middle/High School

Step by Step: Enhancing Your Array of Targeted Group Interventions by Using Data to Monitor Progress

Howard S. Muscott, SERESC

Expanding PBIS into Classrooms: The Fundamentals 
Heather Peshak George, University of South Florida

Using School Climate Data within the Context of PBIS 
Tamika LaSalle, University of Connecticut

Individual Support Planning With Competing Behavior Pathways 
Jennifer Magnuson, May Institute

Improving Behavior Support and Quality of Life: Data-based Decision Making 
Erin McDermott, Gordon Defalco and Shannon Barry
May Institute

 

Friday Keynote Address:

School-wide Positive Behavior Support: Classroom Connections 
Tim Lewis, University of Missouri

Friday Early Morning Sessions:

Implementing System-wide PBIS Across School Districts: Celebrations, Barriers, and Lessons Learned 
Marcie W. Handler, May Institute
Adam Feinberg & Lindsay Fallon, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Katier Meyer, May Institute
Molly Robinson, Salem Public Schools

Coaching for Success 
Christine Downs, May Institute

Interconnected Systems Framework: Integrating Mental Health into SW-PBIS;
Bob Putnam, May Institute
Joanne Malloy, University of Hew Hampshire

Leveraging SW-PBIS to Promote College and Career Readiness in High Schools 
Allison Lombardi, Ph.D., Jennifer Freeman, Ph.D
University of Connecticut

Moving Beyond Universals: Sustaining and Growing SW-PBS Implementation 
Tim Lewis, University of Missouri

Improving Behavior Support and Quality of Life: The Department of Development Services’ PBS Initiative 
Janet George and Christopher Fox
Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

Friday Late Morning Sessions:

Effective Leadership to Support PBIS 
Heather Peshak George, University of South Florida

Northeast Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Training of Trainers (NEPBIS TOT) 
Brandi Simonsen & Jen Freeman
University of Connecticut

Program-wide Positive Behavior Support in Early Childhood Settings
Tim Lewis, University of Missouri
Jen Meyer, Kirksville Early Childhood Learning Center

Engaging High School Students in the Design and Implementation of School-wide PBIS 
Dr. JoAnne Malloy, Gabbie Rioux, and Kathryn Francoeur, M.Ed
Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire

Culturally and Contextually Relevant PBIS: Review and Future Directions
Lindsay Fallon, 
University of Massachusetts Boston

Individualized Behavior Support Planning and Implementation Christopher Fox, Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services
Shannon Barry, May Institute
Jonathan Worcester, Seven Hills
Bob Putnam, May Institute

Closing:

40 years after IDEA; MTSS, Sustainability, & Implementation Capacity Development 
George Sugai, University of Connecticut

 

11th Annual New England Positive Behavior Support Forum Posters

 

Evaluating Caregiver Compliance with Different Data Collection Methodologies
Paul Heering, M.A., BCBA
May Institute, Randolph, Mass.

Increasing Efficiency, Accuracy and Timeliness of Data Management Through the Use of an Electronic Data Collection System
Shannon Barry, Ph.D. and Paul Heering, M.A., BCBA
May Institute, Randolph, Mass.

Examining Leadership Structures and Systems to Support PBIS Implementation across a Large Organization
Shannon K. Barry, Ph.D.
May Institute, Randolph, Mass.

Program-Wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory: Measuring PBIS Implementation within an Organization serving Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Bob Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Shannon Barry, Ph.D.
May Institute, Randolph, Mass.

Planning and Facilitating Group Interventions for Students with Developmental Disabilities and their Families
Jamie Needre, M.Ed., Elizabeth Segal, LCSW, BCBA
Matthew Antlitz, M.Ed.,Tiffany Hornsby, M.S. and
Stephanie Child, Psy.D.
May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Randolph, Mass.

Utilizing Collection and Analysis Software: Systems
Nicole Bussiere, M.A., LMHC, Erin McDermott, Bonnie Souza and
Robert Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D
May Institute, Randolph, Mass.

Development of Tier I within a Residential Setting for Women with Developmental Disabilities
Weronika Powers, M.S. and Denene Shimkus
May Institute, Cape Cod and Southeast Massachusetts

Development of Tier I Interventions within a Day Habilitation Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Weronika Powers, Shannin Seamans, and Amy Gorman
May Institute, Cape Cod and Southeast Massachusetts

Development of a Multi-Tier Behavioral Support System in School Settings for Individuals with Special Needs
Brittannie Reilly, Nathan Lambright, Psy.D., BCBA-D, and
Catherine Rossi, M.Ed.
May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Randolph, Mass.

Development of a Multi-Tiered System of Initial Training for Staff Working in Home and Community-Based Settings
Megan Robinson Joy, Ph.D. and Eileen Porro, B.A.
May Institute, Eastern Massachusetts Consultation Division
Randolph, Mass.

Analyzing and Aligning the Needs of High Risk Clients with Staff Training and Supervision
Marcie Handler, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Jennifer Magnuson, M.S., BCBA
May Institute, Eastern Massachusetts Consultation Division
Randolph, Mass.

 

10th Annual New England Positive Behavior Support Forum - November 2014

Morning Keynote:

Multi-tiered Behavioral Systems in Schools - Integrating Mental Health 
Lucille Eber, Ed.D.
IL-Midwest PBIS Network

Session 1:

PBIS 101: An Introduction to School-wide Positive Behavior Support*
PBIS Frequently Asked Questions

Marcie Handler, Ph.D., BCBA-D
May Institute

Session 2:

Strategies for Creating Interconnected Support for Students: 
Tier 1 PBIS and SEL*

Sara Whitcomb, Ph.D. 
Sarah Fefer, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Session 3:

Implementing PBIS at the Classroom Level
Building Classroom Systems of Positive Behavior Support - Participant Activity Sheet
Howard Muscott, Ed.D.
NH Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions & Supports at SERESC

Session 4:

PBIS Implementation in High School
Sharon Lohrman, Ph.D.
Assist Professor of Pediatrics
Director, New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJPBSIS)
The Boggs Center, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Session 5:

Linking Tier 2/3 Systems Data & Practices to the Core Behavior Curriculum
Lucille Eber, Ed.D.
IL-Midwest PBIS Network

Session 6:

Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Positive Behavior Supports Initiative Overview and Update 

Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Positive Behavior Supports Initiative
Christopher Fox, Ph.D., Dept. of Developmental Services

Massachusetts Department Of Developmental Services & SWPBS
Bob Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute

Moving to SWPBS
Janet George, Ed.D., Dept. of Developmental Services

Session 7: 

Developing Tier 2 Supports in the School Setting
Adam Feinberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Jennifer Freeman, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut

Session 8:

School-Family Partnership Practices: Bringing Families into SWPBIS
John Eagle, Ph.D.
Shannon Dowd-Eagle, Ph.D.
Paul V. Sherlock Center At Rhode Island College

Session 9: 

Efficient and Effective Approaches to Support Teachers’ Classwide PBIS Practices
Brandi Simonsen, Ph.D.
Jennifer Freeman, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut

Session 10:

RtI/PBIS & Support Planning, Working Together to Support Secondary and Alternative Schools Across the Tiers
Christine Downs, M.Ed.
May Institute

Session 11: 

Data-based Decision Making Across the PBIS Tiers
Don Kincaid, Ed.D., BCBA-D
University of South Florida

Session 12:

Implementing PBIS at the Agency Level 

Implementing PBS: Our Experience   
Christopher Fox, Ph.D., Janet George, Ed.D., and Susan Roberts, Ph.D. Dept. of Developmental Services

Implementing and Rolling Out Agency SWPBS
Bob Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute

Road to Responsibility
Christopher White, Ed.D.

Session 13:

So You Want To Be A Coach: Best Practices in SWPBS Coaching 
Bob Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D
May Institute

Session 14:

A PBIS and ABA Spin on School Climate
George Sugai, Ph.D., Jennifer Freeman, Ph.D., and Tamika La Salle, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut

Session 15:

Applying the PBIS Triangle to the Classroom with Pom-Poms and   Fanny Packs
Patricia Red, M.S.
University of Southern Maine

Session 16:

A Focal Point for Dropout Prevention: PBIS Implementation at the Advanced Tiers in High Schools
JoAnne Malloy, Ph.D.
Kathryn Francoeur
University of New Hampshire

Session 17:

Managing Stress for School Success: Teaching “Stress Skills” within a Multi-tiered Framework
Eric Mann, MSW
New Hampshire Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports at SERESC, Inc. (NH CEBIS)

Session 18:

Implementing PBS at the Program and Individual Level

Preparing & Launching Universal Interventions in a Group Home
Rachel Fox, BCaBA, May Institute

Case Illustrations of PBS Implementation Across Adult IDD Residential Programs 
Jonathan Worcester, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D, Seven Hills

Implementing PBIS at the Intensive Level
Margaret Walsh, M.A., BCBA, and Rachel Fox, May Institute

Afternoon Keynote:

Improving Student Outcomes with PBIS 
Don Kincaid, Ed.D., BCBA-D
University of South Florida


 

Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference - May 2014

On-Task Intervention Using a Motivaider© Across Multiple Settings
Molly A. McGinnis, M.Ed., BCBA, Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Courtney L. Keegan, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, and Lauren Eaton, M.A., BCBA

May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Alexandria, Va.

Using a Fading In Procedure to Increase Compliance in an Instructional Setting
Suzette Rosario, M.S., BCBA

May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Clarksville, Tenn.


 

9th Annual Forum on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports - November 2013

Myths, Misunderstandings, and Milestones in Implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Support
Tim Lewis, University of Missouri

PBIS 101: An Introduction to SW-PBIS
PBIS Frequently Asked Questions
Marcie Handler, May Institute

Evidence-based Classroom Management: Overview of Critical Features Brandi Simonsen, University of Connecticut

Data-Based Decision Making Across the Tiers
Susannah Everett, University of Connecticut

The Flipping Ticket Systems: Why Classroom or School-wide Response Cost is Not PBIS
Pat Red, University of Southern Maine

Integrating Mental Health Services Across the Tiers: Interconnected Systems Framework
Bob Putnam, May Institute

Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services Positive Behavior Supports Initiative
Janet George, Christopher Fox & Jeffrey Raischel Mass Department of Developmental Services
Susan Roberts, Metro Residential Services

Function-based Tier 2 Supports
Adam Feinberg and Lindsay Fallon, May Institute

Classroom Problem-Solving Process
Tim Lewis, University of Missouri

The Road to Success Isn't Always Straight: Navigating the Round-Abouts and Overcoming PBIS Implementation Dips
Cassandra Townshend and Jen Bradford, University of Vermont

Increasing the Precision of Functional Behavioral Assessments
George Sugai, University of Connecticut

The Relationship Between PBIS and High School Dropout
Jennifer Freeman, University of Connecticut

Universal Supports in the DDS PBS Initiative
Janet George & Christopher Fox, Mass Department of Developmental Services
Bob Putnam, May Institute
Michael Peters, Vinfen
Chris White, Road to Responsibility

Graduation for Every Student: The RENEW Model of Tertiary Supports for High School Students
JoAnne M. Malloy, Jonathon Drake, and Justin Tilbe, University of New Hampshire

Helping Teachers Help Themselves: Self-Management Strategies to Support Teachers’ Classroom Management
Brandi Simonsen and Jennifer Freeman, University of Connecticut

Supporting K-3 Reading in Chronically Underperforming Schools: Implementing a Multi-tiered Instructional Model, PART 1
Michael Coyne, University of Connecticut
Darci Burns, HILL for Literacy

Supporting K-3 Reading in Chronically Underperforming Schools: Implementing a Multi-tiered Instructional Model, PART 2
Michael Coyne, University of Connecticut
Darci Burns, HILL for Literacy

Linking the Behavioral & Academic Framework: A District-level Perspective
Adam Feinberg, May Institute
Russell Johnson, West Springfield Public Schools

Implementing PBIS Interventions in Home and Community Settings: Examples from the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative
Megan Robinson Joy, Lindsay Fallon, and Margery Furman, May Institute

Targeted and Intensive Supports in the DDS PBS Initiative
Janet George & Chris Fox, Mass Department of Developmental Services Bob Putnam, May Institute
Susan Roberts, Mass Department of Developmental Services
Michael Peters, Vinfen

Afternoon Keynote: Theory of Action, Behavior Analysis and PBIS
George Sugai, University of Connecticut

 

8th Annual Forum on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports - November 2012


Mental Health Strand: Integrating Community Mental Health and School-wide PBIS: Vermont’s Experience
Sherry Schoenberg, M.A., BEST Team Vermont
Julie Paradiso, LICSW, Department of Mental Health Vermont
KenKramberg M.Ed., BEST Team Vermont

Implementation Science and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Lessons Learned from School and District Administrators
Brian Cavanaugh, Ed.M., University of Maine

Classroom Strand: Strategies to Increase Teachers' Use of Evidence-Based Classroom Management Practices: Building the Triangle for Teachers
Brandi Simonsen, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Jennifer Freeman, M.A., University of Connecticut

Primer on Function-based Individual Behavior Support
George Sugai, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Susanah Everett, Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Engaging Families in School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: The Next Frontier
John Eagle, M.S.W., Ph.D., Rhode Island College
Shannon Dowd-Eagle, Ph.D., Rhode Island College

Introductory Strand: Exploring Tier 3 Systems for Social, Emotional and Behavioral Support
Eric Mann, M.S.W., New Hampshire Center for Effective Behavior Interventions and Supports

Implementing School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports at the District Level
Adam Feinberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute
Vincent Cerce, M.Ed., CAGS, Brockton Public Schools

Classroom Strand: Class-wide Positive Behavioral Supports: Plan Development and Behavioral Outcomes
Adam Feinberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute
Lindsay Fallon, M.A., May Institute
Melissa Collier-Meek, M.A., May Institute
Christina Hardy, M.A., May Institute

Introduction to the Implementation Blueprint and Other Really Cool Stuff
Susan Barrett, M.A., National Technical Assistance Center for PBIS, Pratt Health Systems

Take Back the Bus!  How One Middle School Rolled out Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
JoAnne M. Malloy, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Tom Sica, Rundlett Middle School
Brendan O'Connor, Rundlett Middle School

Culturally Appropriate Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
George Sugai, Ph.D., University of Connecticut


 

7th Annual Forum on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports PBIS: Research to Practice - October 2011

Direct Behavior Rating (DBR): Defining Features and Assessment Applications Within a Tiered Service Delivery Model
Sandra Chafouleas, Ph.D., Neag School of Education at University of Connecticut

Application of the MTSS Framework to Mathematics: Assessment and Intervention Recommendations
Robin Codding, Ph.D., BCBA, University of Massachusetts Boston

Bring It Home: Involving Families Within School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
John Eagle, Ph.D., Shannon Dowd-Eagle, Ph.D., Rhode Island College

Keynote: School-wide Positive Behavior Supports Within a State-wide Model for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Steve Goodman, Ph.D., Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support

PBIS 101: Introduction to School-wide PBIS
Marcie Handler, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute

Evidence-based Classroom Management: Moving Research to Practice
Ashley S. MacSuga, M.A., Jennifer Freeman, M.A., University of Connecticut

Tales from New Hampshire: What Tier 2 PBIS Systems, Data, and Practices Look Like at the High School Level
Joanne Malloy, Ph.D., Donna Couture, M.Ed., Maureen Tracey, B.A., Kathy Francoeur, B.A., The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire

Think and Return: An Insight-promoting Teacher Response Process for Addressing Minor Concerning Behavior
Eric Mann, M.S.W., New Hampshire Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Support; Southeast Regional Education Services Center, Inc.

Improving Lunch Monitor/Student Interactions: Effects of a Cafeteria-based Intervention
Rebecca Parrish, M.S., Northeastern University

Implementing School-wide PBIS at the District Level: Lessons from the Field
Bob Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute, April Rist, M.Ed., Agawam Public Schools

Assessing, Evaluating, and Promoting the Treatment Integrity of Behavioral Interventions
Lisa M. H. Sanetti, Ph.D., Neag School of Education at University of Connecticut

Addressing Bullying Behavior Within a PBIS Framework
George Sugai, Ph.D., Neag School of Education at University of Connecticut

 

Berkshire Association of Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) - October 2011

Designing Effective Class-wide Behavior Support Interventions
Marcie Handler, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute

School-wide Positive Behavior Support Systems: Application of Applied Behavior Analysis in Public School Settings
Bob Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute, Debborah Smyth, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute, Marcie Handler, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute, and George Sugai, Ph.D., Neag School of Education at University of Connecticut

PBIS in Urban Alternative School Settings: Program Design and Planning
Debborah Smyth, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute, Adam Feinberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, May Institute, Mark Williams, M.Ed., BCBA, Lynn Public Schools

SWPBS & ABA Applications: Comments
George Sugai, Ph.D., Neag School of Education at University of Connecticut