Extending the principles of behavior analysis to education requires building demonstrations of effective implementation for (a) the whole school student body, (b) targeted groups of students, and (c) the small number of students with the most intense needs. To date the hallmark of applied behavior analysis has been success with those students who need the most intense support. Recently school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) has extended behavioral practices at the whole-school level in over 13,000 schools. This session will focus on the need to better understand the systems variables needed to implement rigorous applied behavior analysis across large numbers of schools. Particular focus will be given to the variables needed to ensure that those students with the most intense behavior support needs are part of the effort to design whole-school application of behavioral systems.
Review Robert H. Horner’s biographical statement.