Robert Horner and Karen Wagner – Bringing Behavior Analysis to School Systems

2.0 Level II CE Credits

About the presentation:

In cooperation with Karen R. Wagner, PhD and Behavior Services of Brevard, we offer the following CEU opportunity from The (R)Evolution of Behavior Analysis project

Dr Robert Horner – Bringing Behavior Analysis to School Systems (2010)

The Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior is still widely used today, almost 20 years after its original publication. Notice that my copy is rather dog-eared. Did you know Dr Horner once worked as a house parent in a residential facility that used the Achievement Place model? Or that a graduate school opportunity that unexpectedly fell through led to an even greater opportunity? How did he start his early career so focused on meaningful lifestyles for adults with cognitive disabilities, and find himself the guru of behavior systems for predominantly General Education schools? Who significantly influenced his drive to replicate successful programs on a large scale? Learn how his quest to bring behavior analysis to a badly broken education system in mainstream America may have given pause to some behavior analysts, but the success of Positive Behavior Supports may have helped give our science a far larger arena in which to work.

About the presenter:

Dr Robert Horner is probably best known for his extensive work in Positive Behavior Supports and his numerous publications about PBS, both alone, and with Dr George Sugai. He has been a contributor or editor to many journals and books, and he is as well known, if not better known, in the field of education as he is in behavior analysis. But the bona fides of Dr Horner, in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, are deeply entrenched. An exceptionally popular Functional Analysis text, frequently referred to as the O Neill book, was co-authored by Dr Horner, among others.

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