Applied Behavior Analysis in Schools: Realistic Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions by Teachers

R. Nicolle Carr, PhD, BCBA-D
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Most applied behavior analysis (ABA) texts rely heavily on research findings and technical theory, making them inaccessible for use by everyday teachers. Applied Behavior Analysis in Schools: Realistic Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions by Teachers aims to be the missing link between books on classroom interventions within teacher preparation programs.
Dr. R. Nicolle Carr leverages her years of expertise with ABA and channels it into creating practical, realistic working models of ABA that any teacher can use. Her “by teachers, for teachers” approach to writing effectively outlines ABA strategies so that they can be used with few resources and minimal training.
Applied Behavior Analysis in Schools is tailored toward future and current educators to enable them to learn invaluable tools like how to effectively take data in a classroom to help with academic performance or behavior management—without requiring them to possess a background in ABA.
What’s included in Applied Behavior Analysis in Schools:
• Chapters on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
• The role of cultural considerations and collaboration skills
• Use of ABA in transition skills
• Applying ABA to academics and an overview of assessments
Instructors in educational settings can visit for supplementary faculty materials to be used for teaching in the classroom.
Applied Behavior Analysis in Schools: Realistic Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions by Teachers takes the concepts of ABA and presents them to teachers in a way that is both approachable and applicable.

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About the Editor
Contributing Authors
Chapter 1     Big Picture: Behavior Analysis Is More
                     Than Just Classroom Management
                     R. Nicolle Carr, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA-OK;
                     Mia Dianda, MS, BCBA, LBA-OK;
                     and Leslie S. Williams, MEd, BCBA, LBA-OK
Chapter 2     Taking on the Elephant in the Room: Classroom Management
                     Art Dowdy, PhD, BCBA-D; Kathryn Burke, PhD;
                     and Christopher Bloh, PhD, BCBA-D
Chapter 3     Culturally Responsive Collaboration:
                     Including Everyone at the Table
                     Joshua M. Pulos, PhD, BCBA and Jana M. Sarno, MA, BCBA
Chapter 4     Data! You Have to Have Them, But How Do You Get Them?
                     Ways to Accurately Measure Behavior in an Educational Setting
                     Andrea L. Suk, PhD
Chapter 5     Assessment of Behavior: Preference, Language, Academics,
                     and Everything in Between
                     Sarah Heiniger, MEd, EdS, NCSP, BCBA, LBA-OK;
                     Brittany L. Hott, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA-OK;
                     and Jasmine Justus, MEd, BCBA, LBA-OK
Chapter 6     Why Are They Doing That?
                     Using Functional Behavior Assessment to Understand Problem Behavior
                     B. Scott Singleton, PsyD, BCBA-D, NCSP
Chapter 7     Using Reinforcement Strategies to Promote
                     Positive Student Outcomes in the Classroom
                     Benjamin S. Riden, PhD, BCBA-D
                     and Kathleen M. Randolph, EdD, BCBA-D
Chapter 8     You Want Me to Do What?
                     Effective Strategies for Teaching New Skills
                     Sara M. Snyder, PhD, BCBA-D
                     and Benjamin S. Riden, PhD, BCBA-D
Chapter 9     When Reinforcement “Does Not Work”:
                     Troubleshooting Behavior Interventions for Success
                     Emily M. Kuntz, PhD, BCBA and Mary Crnobori, PhD, BCBA
Chapter 10   Methods to Decrease Behavior:
                     Punishment–Behavior Reduction Procedures in Schools
                     Lesley A. Shawler, PhD, BCBA; Manish Goyal, MA, BCBA;
                     and R. Nicolle Carr, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA-OK
Chapter 11   Academic Skills Are Behaviors, Too!
                     Using the Instructional Hierarchy to Improve Student Performance
                     Corey Peltier, PhD; Andrew Heuer, MEd;
                     Fanee Webster, MEd; and Amanda M. VanDerHeyden, PhD
Chapter 12   Including the Excluded: Puberty, Development, and
                     Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Students With Disabilities
                     Tracy E. Sinclair, PhD, BCBA-D; James Sinclair, PhD;
                     and Joshua M. Pulos, PhD, BCBA
Chapter 13   Using Applied Behavior Analysis Methodology to
                     Improve Transition to Postsecondary Education and Employment
                     Mindy E. Lingo, PhD, BCBA-D; Malarie E. Deardorff, PhD;
                     and Kendra Williams-Diehm, PhD, BCBA
Chapter 14   Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Teachers and Students:
                     A Prosocial Approach to Classroom Management and
                     Social and Emotional Learning
                     Heather Eisel, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA; Tracy E. Sinclair, PhD, BCBA-D;
                     and Michael G. Gentile, PhD
Chapter 15   Application Scenarios
                     R. Nicolle Carr, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA-OK
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About the Editors

Dr. R. Nicolle Carr started her education at Oklahoma City University’s psychology program before heading down to Austin to attend the University of Texas’s psychology/behavior neuroscience department. She worked in two labs concurrently—one studying the effect of conditioning on the mating behavior of quail and another lab learning genetic sequencing, slicing brain tissue, and metabolic imaging. Finally, she left with a PhD and joined the 9 to 5 rat race at a residential treatment facility for individuals with significant behavior problems. In 2008, she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been teaching both online and in person for more than 20 years. Back in Oklahoma for the past 10 years, she has consulted in various school districts on functional behavior assessment development and provided district-wide classroom management trainings. It was during this time that she noted how many times what is learned in general applied behavior analysis (ABA) textbooks or journal articles doesn’t always translate into classrooms. For 4 years, she also served as the Director of the ABA program at the University of Oklahoma and helped many students on their own certification journey. Most recently, she became the Clinical Director of an ABA clinic in a rural area of Oklahoma. Dr. Carr has written chapters on ethics in research methods and ethics in rural treatment in ABA. She has served as the secretary of the ABAi’s Ethics SIG and founded the Oklahoma chapter of ABAi (OKABA). Across the last decade, she has served on conference panels, given invited lectures, and 8-hour workshops related to using ABA in schools. When not working, Dr. Carr enjoys pushing her physical limits. In June 2014, 2016, and 2018, she and her husband hiked 210 miles of a pilgrimage called the Camino de Santiago across Spain. In July 2022, they summited Kilimanjaro—the most amazing and brutal hiking experience ever!