APBS and Evidence-Based Practices
Purpose and Goals of the APBS Evidence-based Practice Site
The goal of this section of the apbs.org website is to provide individuals interested in learning about evidence-based practice with information, tools, and resources related to this topic. Currently there is an Ad Hoc Work group within APBS working on policy and materials development.
Evidence-based Practice Workgroup members include:
- Randy De Pry (Chair)
- Joe Lucyshyn (Chair)
- Matt Tincani
- Lori Newcomer
- Rachel Freeman
The APBS Evidence-based Workgroup’s goal is to develop materials that can be used by a variety of individuals who are interested in evidence-based practice as it relates to positive behavior support. The goal will be to design tools and resources that professionals in human services, educators, state leaders, family members, and other individuals can use to evaluate and make a decision about whether a practice they are interested in is considered “evidence-based.” In addition, various media will be used as a resource for individuals who will be able to read about an exemplary study, evaluate it independently, and then receive guidance from a senior researcher and fellow APBS member whose exemplary response to the study has been placed online as a recorded file.
Currently, the APBS Evidence-based Workgroup is identifying exemplary articles that will be used to demonstrate how to evaluate articles that describe research related to different types of practices. Types of research methodologies will be explained and a list of the key features will be available to individuals so that they can make an informed assessment of a practice or program of interest. The workgroup is finalizing the tools and resources that will be used for this online resource page.
APBS Definition of Evidence-based Practice
|Key Words||Policy/Practice Definitions|
|Rigorous Science-based Knowledge||
|Stakeholder Preferences, Values, and Goals||
|Natural Communities of Support||
|View a printable version of the APBS Definition of Evidence-based Practice that includes this table. The references or source material associated with this website do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by APBS.|