Biography of Primary Presenter

Drs. Jennifer Alexander and Katie Smith are co-founders of Comprehensive Behavior Change, LLC (CBC). At CBC, they are dedicated to using both classroom and clinical experiences to influence their work in improving the lives of individuals with disabilities and those that support them. Before perusing PhDs in Special Education, Dr. Smith was a teacher of individuals with autism and Dr. Alexander was an autism instructional coach. Both have extensive knowledge and experience in working with a variety of individuals with both developmental disabilities and severe problem behavior.

Highest Degree of Primary Presenter

Doctorate Degree

Presentation Abstract

Most trainings conducted in today in schools are ineffective at improving acquisition of new skills. Poor training can have a collateral effects on student outcomes, including worsening problem behavior. Behavioral skills training (BST) is an evidence-based training package that can be used to train staff and parents to implement interventions to fidelity with individuals with disabilities. This presentation is designed for practitioners who are responsible for training others who implement behavior intervention plans. Through this presentation you will learn why BST is an effective strategy, how to implement the steps of BST, and how to evaluate your training.

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Training Implementation of Behavior Intervention Plans using Behavioral Skills Training

Most trainings conducted in today in schools are ineffective at improving acquisition of new skills. Poor training can have a collateral effects on student outcomes, including worsening problem behavior. Behavioral skills training (BST) is an evidence-based training package that can be used to train staff and parents to implement interventions to fidelity with individuals with disabilities. This presentation is designed for practitioners who are responsible for training others who implement behavior intervention plans. Through this presentation you will learn why BST is an effective strategy, how to implement the steps of BST, and how to evaluate your training.