3:30-4:30 PM Eastern, Wednesday, February 3rd 2016
Developing Behavior Intervention Plans: Fusing Values and Practices
Dr. Rose Iovannone, Assistant Professor, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, Department of Child and Family Studies, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) at the University of South Florida, Tampa
About this presentation
Developing behavior intervention plans that will be accepted by teachers and implemented with fidelity can be challenging. This session will describe a research-supported functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan process (FBA/BIP) that is standardized and collaborative, taking into account the values and contextual fit of the plan with all team members. The process, Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR), is a multi-step FBA/BIP model that has been subjected to two randomized controlled trials, one examining its effectiveness with students in grades K-8 and another examining its impact on Pre-K students. The process has been implemented in authentic school settings and outcome data indicate that PTR significantly improves student behavior, social skills, and academic engagement compared to students who receive typical behavior supports. Teachers implement the interventions with 80% or higher fidelity and rate the process as highly acceptable and effective. The presentation will provide an overview of the process, description of the administrator's role and a discussion of the components that enhance the effectiveness of the PTR process.
About the presenter
Dr. Rose Iovannone is Principal Investigator and Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Evaluation and Intervention and an Assistant Professor in the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), Department of Child and Family Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Houston. Her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees are in Special Education.
Dr. Iovannone previously served as the assistant director for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). Currently, she is the Director of a federally-funded Behavior Research Center, the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) Project. She also serves as the co-principal investigator in the Professional Development in Autism (PDA) project. She has extensive experience in working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, learning disabilities and emotional disabilities. Her principal activities and research interests have been in the areas of autism and related disabilities, functional behavior assessment and positive behavior supports, augmentative/alternative communication, and assessment/evaluation.
More about this series
This is part 2 of the 4-part webinar series, Creating School Cultures Where all Students Thrive — A Series on PBIS and Trauma Informed Practices. For more information on the complete series, visit the series main page.