PBS in School, Home and Community – An ACT Video Learning Stream

This learning stream of eleven presentations from a range of professions, tackles the serious issue of how to work with children with challenging behaviors. The presenters engages educators, families, and communities to “set the stage for success” by using Positive Behavior Support (PBS) techniques for students with ASD and other special needs. The focus is on providing positive, practical information, informed by research, to tackle the difficult issues facing families and professionals.

These presentations were recorded at ACT’s 1st Annual PBS Conference, held in October 2018 at the downtown campus of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. The conference was sponsored by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research & Collaboration (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia. CIRCA has also sponsored the development of this learning stream.

ACT thanks all of our presenters and panelists for their generosity in allowing us to provide their contributions to viewers internationally.

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Positive Behavior Support in Schools – Discussion and Question period

Positive Behavior Support in Schools – Discussion and Question period

This panel discussion, facilitated by Nathan Ngieng, Director of Instruction for Learning Support Services with the Abbotsford School District, features Preetinder Narang, Tina Gunn, Dr. Ainsley Boudreau, and Dr. Victoria Knight in a lively Q&A and discussion of PBS in schools.

Videos & Resources

Membership, Belonging, and Development of “Soft Skills” within a PBS framework

Membership, Belonging, and Development of “Soft Skills” within a PBS framework

In this presentation, Dr. Knight articulates recent research and ideology regarding the importance of membership and belonging along with development of soft skills (e.g., communication, problem-solving) within a PBS framework.

Videos & Resources

How Classmates Can Facilitate Positive Social Behaviors for Children with ASD

How Classmates Can Facilitate Positive Social Behaviors for Children with ASD

Dr. Boudreau presents the evidence and practical applications for a variation on the common parent delivery model of Pivotal Response Treatment in which typically developing peers learn new ways to play with their classmates with ASD.

Videos & Resources

Tier 3 Interventions and Supports – Behavior Technician Training for Paraprofessionals

Tier 3 Interventions and Supports – Behavior Technician Training for Paraprofessionals

Preetinder Narang, MEd, BCBA & Tina Gunn, MEd, BCBA, provide insight into the design and execution of a multi-component training program and offer practical recommendations to guide behavioral training for paraprofessionals supporting students with autism in both school and community settings.

Videos & Resources

WTF – What’s the Function?

WTF – What’s the Function?

Problem behaviors are one of the greatest barriers to student learning and is a significant problem for school staff and parents alike. Dr. Richard Stock dispels myths about why students engage in problem behaviors and teaches participants about the four functions of behavior.

Videos & Resources

Practical Ways to Decrease Challenging Behaviors

Practical Ways to Decrease Challenging Behaviors in School, Home and Community Settings

This presentation discusses various intervention procedures for decreasing challenging behaviors. The emphasis is on Positive Behavior Support evidence-based procedures that are coordinated, multi-component, and systematically implemented throughout the individual’s day.

Videos & Resources

Upcoming videos

  • PBS – Working Together to Support Children and Families

    PBS – Working Together to Support Children and Families

    Ilene Schwartz, PhD, BCBA-D, Professor and Chair, Special Education, University of Washington

  • Including Students with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities in Schoolwide PBS: All Means ALL!

    Including Students with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities in Schoolwide PBS: All Means ALL!

    Pat Mirenda, PhD, BCBA-D, Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia

  • Family Centred, Culturally Responsive PBS: A Multimethod Case Study

    Family Centred, Culturally Responsive PBS: A Multimethod Case Study

    Joseph Lucyshyn, PhD, BCBA-D, Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, UBC

  • Providing Culturally Sensitive PBS to Families – Panel Presentation

    Providing Culturally Sensitive PBS to Families – Panel Presentation

    Mariko Tachi, MEd, BCBA; Parbs Bains, MEd, BCBA; Noreen Dunn, MEd, BCBA

  • Discussion & Question period for Session 3: Providing Culturally Sensitive PBS to Families

    Discussion & Question period for Session 3: Providing Culturally Sensitive PBS to Families

    Discussion will be facilitated by Deborah Pugh, ACT’s Executive Director. Since 2005, ACT has prioritized the needs of aboriginal and immigrant families in providing information resources, including ACT in Chinese and ACT in Punjabi, in addition to many language resources captured in the Autism Information Database.

This series is supported by:

CIRCA

The video production of this learning stream on positive behavior support has been sponsored by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Reesarch and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia.

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University has co-sponsored this ACT event and provided event support.