APBS Webinars

BEST in CLASS: A Tier-2 Intervention for Children with Chronic Problem Behavior

Maureen Conroy, Ph.D.

Maureen Conroy, Ph.D.
University of Florida

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 3:30-5:00pm Eastern Time

Participants will learn how to implement evidence-based instructional practices comprising the BEST in CLASS intervention program. The BEST in CLASS intervention targets young children (ages 3-5 years old) with challenging behavior and has found to be effective for use in early childhood settings to prevent and ameliorate young children’s challenging behaviors, promote positive teacher-child interactions, and increase child engagement and learning.

Dr. Maureen Conroy is the Anita Zucker Endowed Professor, a Professor of Special Education and Early Childhood Studies in the Department of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies and Co-Director of the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida. Dr. Conroy has extensive experience in conducting early intervention research with children who are at risk for or have social and behavioral disabilities. She has served as PI on a number of externally funded projects. Her research interests and expertise focus primarily on intervention research to prevent and ameliorate social, emotional, and behavioral challenges of young children. Dr. Conroy has an extensive publication record in the field of autism, early intervention, and behavioral disorders with over 100 referred articles and chapters. Additionally, she is a regular presenter at international conferences on topics related to early childhood. Several additional accomplishments include (1) co-editor for the journal Behavioral Disorders, (2) awarded the B.O. Smith Research Professorship at the University of Florida; (2) associate editor for the Journal of Early Intervention, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, and Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions; (3) the School of Education, VCU Outstanding Research Award; (4) standing panel member on the Standing Panel Member for the National Institute of Health, Child Psychopathology & Developmental Disabilities Study Section; and (5) standing panel member on the Early Childhood and Early Intervention Review Panel for the Institute of Education Sciences.

Registration for this webinar is now open!

Cost: Free for APBS Members and $75 for Non-Members

Register for the webinar here: http://www.cvent.com/d/0tqq2m

2017/2018 Upcoming Webinars

Month Date Confirmed Start Time Presenter(s) Webinar Title
July July 10th 3:30 EST Kathleen Ryan
Angela Preston
Supporting Effective Practices: An Overview of Active Implementation Frameworks and the Hexagon Tool
August August 9th 3:30 EST Mitchell Yell RTI, MTSS, and PBIS: Federal Laws and Guidance
September September 14th 3:30 EST Brian Gaunt Aligning RtI and PBIS: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for an Integrated MTSS
October October 24th 3:30 EST Kent McIntosh PBIS and Equity: Neutralizing Implicit Bias in School Discipline Decisions
December December 5th 3:30 EST Maureen Conroy BEST in CLASS: A Tier-2 Intervention for Young Children with Chronic Problem Behavior
January January 9th 3:30 EST Meme Heineman Applying Positive Behavior Support in the Context of Family Lives
February Feb 5th 3:30 EST Greg Benner
Rayann Silva
The Tacoma Whole Child Initiative: A Roadmap for Sustainable City-Wide Transformation
March March 7th 3:30 EST Terry Scott Effective Responses to Student Escalation: Adult Behaviors as Predictors for Student Success
May May 21st 3:30 EST Lynne DeSousa Integrating Trauma-Informed Approaches With PBIS Within an MTSS Framework

Past Webinars

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Distinguished Speakers

A distinguished presenter is a leader in the field who, based on both their acknowledged expertise in the field and generosity, have either; 1) waived honoraria at an APBS sponsored event, 2) re-directed honoraria from a presentation that they provided to APBS and/or 3) have donated their honoraria following a presentation to APBS. APBS wishes to acknowledge and thank each of the following Distinguished Presenters.


Steve Goodman

Laura Riffel

Susan Barrett

Lucille Eber

Kelly Perales

Stephanie Martinez

Devon Minch

Jessica Swain-Bradway


Leanne Hawken

Kent McIntosh

Joe Lucyshyn

Kelsey Morris

Jeff Sprague


Rose Iovannone

Lucille Eber

Chris Borgmeier

Catherine Bradshaw

Sandy Hardee

Lana Asuncion-Bates

Laura Riffel

Kathleen Lynne Lane


Rob Horner

Anne Todd

Terry Scott


Mark Durand

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