Jennifer Austin, PhD, BCBA-D

Jennifer L. Austin received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the Florida State University in 1999 and her certification as a behavior analyst (BCBA) in 1994. Dr. Austin developed and served as a primary member of staff for behavior analysis courses at the University of South Florida and California State University, Fresno. She currently directs the MSc course in Behavior Analysis and Therapy and the BSc course in Childhood and Youth at the University of Glamorgan in South Wales. Her teaching and research focus on behavior analytic applications in schools, especially with regard to teacher education, intervention planning and evaluation for typically developing children with severe behavioral challenges, and behavior analytic teaching strategies for university students. She also works with schools and families to develop applied behavior analytic programs for children with a range of behavior problems, including antisocial behavior and autism. Dr. Austin is an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice and serves on the editorial board of the European Journal of Behaviour Analysis. She is a past member of the executive boards for both the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis and the California Association for Behavior Analysis. 


Jennifer's Past Events

Education7 hours

Conquer the Classroom - Part 1

One of the primary concerns raised by teachers is their lack of training on effective strategies for managing problem behaviors in their classrooms.  Without good classroom management skills, teachers may rely on punitive strategies, as well as over-referring children for individualized interventions or special education services.  This workshop will teach participants about the Good Behavior Game (GBG) and the wealth of empirical support it has garnered.  Participants will learn how to adapt the GBG to meet teacher preferences and the needs of various student populations, how to work with teachers to implement the GBG, and how to troubleshoot implementation problems. 

Conducting functional analyses (FAs) in classrooms are often difficult and time-consuming endeavors for both behavior analysts and the teachers with whom they work.  Further, questions frequently arise regarding the validity of analogue versus naturalistic arrangements, who should conduct the FA, and what type of FA is best suited for particular situations. Trial-based functional analyses are gaining strong empirical evidence regarding their validity, efficiency, and applicability to school contexts.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate trial-based functional analyses for school-based cases on which they are currently working.  They will consider how these strategies can best be integrated into naturally occurring classroom routines, as well as how they can effectively work with teachers as FA collaborators.

Free!
Education7 hours

Conquer the Classroom - Part 2

One of the primary concerns raised by teachers is their lack of training on effective strategies for managing problem behaviors in their classrooms.  Without good classroom management skills, teachers may rely on punitive strategies, as well as over-referring children for individualized interventions or special education services.  This workshop will teach participants about the Good Behavior Game (GBG) and the wealth of empirical support it has garnered.  Participants will learn how to adapt the GBG to meet teacher preferences and the needs of various student populations, how to work with teachers to implement the GBG, and how to troubleshoot implementation problems. 

Conducting functional analyses (FAs) in classrooms are often difficult and time-consuming endeavors for both behavior analysts and the teachers with whom they work.  Further, questions frequently arise regarding the validity of analogue versus naturalistic arrangements, who should conduct the FA, and what type of FA is best suited for particular situations. Trial-based functional analyses are gaining strong empirical evidence regarding their validity, efficiency, and applicability to school contexts.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate trial-based functional analyses for school-based cases on which they are currently working.  They will consider how these strategies can best be integrated into naturally occurring classroom routines, as well as how they can effectively work with teachers as FA collaborators.

$139.00
Education7 hours

Conquer the Classroom - Part 3

One of the primary concerns raised by teachers is their lack of training on effective strategies for managing problem behaviors in their classrooms.  Without good classroom management skills, teachers may rely on punitive strategies, as well as over-referring children for individualized interventions or special education services.  This workshop will teach participants about the Good Behavior Game (GBG) and the wealth of empirical support it has garnered.  Participants will learn how to adapt the GBG to meet teacher preferences and the needs of various student populations, how to work with teachers to implement the GBG, and how to troubleshoot implementation problems. 

Conducting functional analyses (FAs) in classrooms are often difficult and time-consuming endeavors for both behavior analysts and the teachers with whom they work.  Further, questions frequently arise regarding the validity of analogue versus naturalistic arrangements, who should conduct the FA, and what type of FA is best suited for particular situations. Trial-based functional analyses are gaining strong empirical evidence regarding their validity, efficiency, and applicability to school contexts.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate trial-based functional analyses for school-based cases on which they are currently working.  They will consider how these strategies can best be integrated into naturally occurring classroom routines, as well as how they can effectively work with teachers as FA collaborators.

$139.00
Education7 hours

Conquer the Classroom - Part 4

One of the primary concerns raised by teachers is their lack of training on effective strategies for managing problem behaviors in their classrooms.  Without good classroom management skills, teachers may rely on punitive strategies, as well as over-referring children for individualized interventions or special education services.  This workshop will teach participants about the Good Behavior Game (GBG) and the wealth of empirical support it has garnered.  Participants will learn how to adapt the GBG to meet teacher preferences and the needs of various student populations, how to work with teachers to implement the GBG, and how to troubleshoot implementation problems. 

Conducting functional analyses (FAs) in classrooms are often difficult and time-consuming endeavors for both behavior analysts and the teachers with whom they work.  Further, questions frequently arise regarding the validity of analogue versus naturalistic arrangements, who should conduct the FA, and what type of FA is best suited for particular situations. Trial-based functional analyses are gaining strong empirical evidence regarding their validity, efficiency, and applicability to school contexts.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate trial-based functional analyses for school-based cases on which they are currently working.  They will consider how these strategies can best be integrated into naturally occurring classroom routines, as well as how they can effectively work with teachers as FA collaborators.

$139.00
Education7 hours

Conquer the Classroom - Part 5

One of the primary concerns raised by teachers is their lack of training on effective strategies for managing problem behaviors in their classrooms.  Without good classroom management skills, teachers may rely on punitive strategies, as well as over-referring children for individualized interventions or special education services.  This workshop will teach participants about the Good Behavior Game (GBG) and the wealth of empirical support it has garnered.  Participants will learn how to adapt the GBG to meet teacher preferences and the needs of various student populations, how to work with teachers to implement the GBG, and how to troubleshoot implementation problems. 

Conducting functional analyses (FAs) in classrooms are often difficult and time-consuming endeavors for both behavior analysts and the teachers with whom they work.  Further, questions frequently arise regarding the validity of analogue versus naturalistic arrangements, who should conduct the FA, and what type of FA is best suited for particular situations. Trial-based functional analyses are gaining strong empirical evidence regarding their validity, efficiency, and applicability to school contexts.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate trial-based functional analyses for school-based cases on which they are currently working.  They will consider how these strategies can best be integrated into naturally occurring classroom routines, as well as how they can effectively work with teachers as FA collaborators.

$139.00
Education1 hour

Tips for Working Effectively in Mainstream Education

This webinar will highlight some key elements of effectively implementing behavioral assessment and intervention strategies in mainstream classrooms. Given that much of our behavior analytic practice has been derived from research on individuals with disabilities, this webinar will discuss some of the considerations for applying practices with typically developing students and their teachers. It also will address some general tips for effective consultation in schools, regardless of the type of classroom or students you are working with.

Free!
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