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Addressing Challenging Behaviors Ethically in Schools

Subject Matter Expert:
Ronnie Detrich, PhD

ABA in Schools
What’s the problem? The problem is quality!

Schools have vastly different EOs, MOs, and AOs from their missions, objectives, success metrics and methods of delivering services that are completely different than those found in the private sector. Major challenges that face behavior analysts while providing services in the school-setting include (but not limited to): resistance and push back, lack of buy-in from administrators and other stakeholders, culture, objectives not aligned with successful student outcomes, and lack of resources.

Even when behavior analysts are able to overcome those issues, there still remains the problem of competency. Most BCBAs are taught to apply ABA in center-based and home-based settings where availability of resources, including sufficient funding, supervisors and front-line staff are plentiful. However, in schools there are severe resource constraints being a common thread across districts, for most BCBAs, it’s nearly impossible to implement the same programs as those in more traditional settings.

What’s our solution? Backfilling the knowledge gap.

Managing severe problem behavior is one of the fundamental responsibilities of BCBAs, regardless of setting. In schools, the consequences of failure are extremely high, both in terms of risk to schools and the lives of students.

We have partnered with Dr. Ronnie Detrich, PhD, to systematically backfill this knowledge gap of school-based BCBAs. He has recently been involved in education reform in order to continue to advance evidence-based practices in education to “assure high levels of treatment integrity at scales of social importance and the dissemination and actual implementation of effective programs”.

ABA In Schools What’s The Problem? The Problem Is Quality!
WEBINAR SERIES

ADDRESSING CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS ETHICALLY IN SCHOOLS

Addressing Challenging Behaviors Ethically in Schools (5-Part Series with 10 CEUs)

Managing severe problem behavior is one of the fundamental responsibilities of BCBAs, regardless of setting. In schools, the consequences of failure are extremely high, both in terms of risk to schools and the lives of students.We have partnered with Dr. Ronnie Detrich, PhD, to systematically backfill this knowledge gap of school-based BCBAs and delivery of ABA in schools. He has recently been involved in education reform in order to continue to advance evidence-based practices in education to “assure high levels of treatment integrity at scales of social importance and the dissemination and actual implementation of effective programs”.
March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020

RECORDED
Module 1: How to Maximize the Value and Facilitate Collaboration Across Service Providers
April 8, 2020

April 8, 2020

RECORDED
Module 2: Must-have Skills and Understanding for School-based BCBAs and Other Service Providers
LIVE May 13, 2020

LIVE May 13, 2020

RECORDED
3pm-5pm CSTModule 3: Assessing Problem Behaviors in Schools and Developing a BIP Implementation Team
LIVE June 10, 2020

LIVE June 10, 2020

RECORDED
Module 4: Using ABA Programming in Schools in a Collaborative Model to Manage Problem Behaviors
LIVE August 12, 2020

LIVE August 12, 2020

RECORDED
Module 5: Maintaining Treatment Integrity and Thorough Data Analysis
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ABA in Schools Webinars

Addressing Problem Behavior in Schools: Q&A with Dr. Ronnie Detrich

April 29, 2020 (RECORDED)
In working in environments as complex as school systems, hundreds of situations arise daily for which there are no clear-cut answers. In order to help school-based BCBAs navigate through those challenges, we hosted a special 2-hour Q&A webinar with Dr. Ronnie Detrich provided clarity and a roadmap on how to best address those challenges — effectively and ethically.

Deep Dive: Assessing Problem Behaviors in Schools and Developing a BIP Implementation Teamwith Dr. Ronnie Detrich

May 27, 2020 (LIVE)
In this session, Dr. Detrich will leverage his deep knowledge, expertise and history of success to provide BCBAs with a blueprint for BIP implementation. He will share his framework, models, materials and other tools that he and his team have developed and used successfully over the years to achieve positive outcomes – in spite of environmental constraints.

Addressing Problem Behavior in Schools: Q&A II with Dr. Ronnie Detrich

July 15, 2020 (LIVE)
In this session, Dr. Detrich will leverage his deep knowledge, expertise and history of success to provide BCBAs with a blueprint for BIP implementation. He will share his framework, models, materials and other tools that he and his team have developed and used successfully over the years to achieve positive outcomes – in spite of environmental constraints..
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Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

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