May Institute Clinician Dr. Robert F. Putnam Co-authors Review Published in Behavior Analysis in Practice


“School-Wide PBIS: Extending the Impact of Applied Behavior Analysis. Why is This Important to Behavior Analysts?,” a review co-authored by Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Executive Vice President, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for May Institute, was recently published in Behavior Analysis in Practice (BAP). The co-author is Donald Kincaid, Ph.D., of the University of South Florida, Tampa.
BAP is a peer-reviewed translational publication of the Association for Behavior Analysts International (ABAI) designed to provide science-based, best-practice information relevant to service delivery in behavior analysis.
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Authors’ Abstract
Horner and Sugai (2015) recently wrote a manuscript providing an overview of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) and why it is an example of applied behavior analysis at the scale of social importance. This paper will describe why school-wide PBIS is important to behavior analysts, how it helps promote applied behavior analysis in schools and other organizations, and how behavior analysts can use this framework to assist them in the promotion and implementation of applied behavior analysis at both at the school and organizational level, as well as, the classroom and individual level.