Catherine Stephens (St. Peter labbie) has been chosen as a recipient of a 2018 SABA Innovative Student Research grant. Catherine's project examines a novel application of resurgence procedures to determine the extent to which resurgence accounts for recurrence of problem solving. Congratulations to Catherine!
We were so excited to see graduate students Apral and Gabrielle start new jobs to make positive changes in the world at the end of fall. We just learned that former undergraduate student (and BCaBA!) Lindsey Ives will be starting graduate school in behavior analysis at Florida State University next fall! Congratulations Lindsey!
Fall 2017 saw two St. Peter lab members graduate and start new jobs! Apral Foreman received her PhD. Dr. Foreman is now working as a manager at The Shape of Behavior in Texas. Gabrielle Mesches received her Master's degree. Gabrielle will be the Research Coordinator for a lab in Chicago, and owns a private animal-training business. Congratulations to Apral and Gabrielle! We look forward to seeing how you go on to change the world for the better!
Teachers sometimes struggle to improve challenging behavior in the classroom. Teachers who do not have the necessary skills to improve behavior may begin to just survive that behavior by giving in to students or using long-term implementation of ineffective strategies. Administrators can support teachers by identifying teachers who are just surviving and providing additional supports to those teachers.
Interested administrators can read more about it here.
There are lots of factors to consider when selecting an empirically established intervention for school-based challenging behavior. See Claire's slides on this topic from her September 2017 presentation to the WV Council for Exceptional Children here. You can also separately download the flowchart from that presentation, or resources on how to create a culturally responsive behavior system for your school.
Welcome to new graduate students Catherine Stephens and Stephanie Jones! We are so excited to have you join the lab!
The BALANCE team congratulates our graduating seniors: Jessica Church, Thomas Ewell, and Emma Veshecco. We're proud to see Emma continue in the field of behavior analysis, and wish her the best at her new job as a behavior specialist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD!
Many congratulations to lab member Gabrielle Mesches for her first peer-reviewed publication, which has just been published in the Journal of Behavioral Education. This publication is a co-authored effort with several other WVU BA graduate students, and stemmed from a class project completed by Jenny Ozga and Jessica Cheatham. You can read the abstract here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10864-017-9266-7