Association for Behavior Analysis International

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30th Annual Convention; Boston, MA; 2004

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Invited Paper Session #315
CE Offered: None

Schools as the Unit of Analysis: School-wide Behavior Support

Monday, May 31, 2004
10:30 AM–11:20 AM
Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research
CE Instructor: Anne Cummings, Psy.D.
Chair: Anne Cummings (Western Michigan University)
GEORGE SUGAI (University of Oregon), Robert H. Horner (University of Oregon)
George Sugai is a Professor in Special Education in the College of Education at the University of Oregon with expertise in behavior analysis, classroom and behavior management, school-wide discipline, function-based behavior support, positive behavior supports, and educating students with emotional and behavioral disorders. He has been a teacher in the public schools, treatment director in a residential program, and program administrator. Dr. Sugai conducts applied school and classroom research and works with schools to translate research into practice. He is currently co-director of the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports at the University of Oregon.

The purpose of this presentation is to describe how the principles and practices of behavior analysis have been applied to the improvement of school-wide behavior support systems. In particular, the school will be considered as the unit of analysis. The development and durable implementation of school-wide systems of behavior support will be emphasized through a discussion of need, features, guiding principles, and examples and outcomes.




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