Consultation to School and Community Programs: Creating and Maintaining Change

Presenters: Deb Paone, PhD, BCBA-D & Marlene Brown, M.S., BCBA, LBA
3 CE Credits for Psychologists
3 CE Credits for BCBA/BCABA
Instructional Level: Intermediate

With the increasing need for behavior consultation to schools and community programs, it is necessary to examine which practices are most effective in providing this service.  This workshop examines those variables that increase and decrease the extent to which consultation is effective.  Participants will learn how to identify barriers to follow-through and maintenance of the consultant’s recommendations.  We will discuss the importance of contextual fit when designing and implementing evidence-based interventions.  The importance of treatment integrity data and how to use it to guide programming will be reviewed.  We will discuss the importance of giving feedback to staff and measures of client satisfaction.  Research regarding effective methods to provide feedback will be reviewed. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to discuss variables that may increase or those that may interfere with the effectiveness of consultation. 
  2. Participants will be able to design training and interventions using a contextual fit.
  3. Participants will be able to describe how to use treatment integrity to guide consultation and to modify the training process.
  4. Participants will be able to use the most effective methods of giving feedback and how to obtain feedback. 


Debra Paone, Ph.D., BCBA-D,  Assistant Director, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center

Dr. Paone has been working at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center since 2005. She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Dr. Paone received her Ph.D. in Psychology (Learning Processes/Behavior Analysis) from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  She has presented at local and national conferences and has co-authored published articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Marlene Brown, M.S., BCBA, LBA (NY), Assistant Director, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center

Ms. Brown has over 25 years of experience in statewide advocacy, influencing policy development, and working with learners with autism spectrum disorders and their families. She has also presented at local and national conferences on a variety of topics surrounding home based services and supports for families of learners with ASD and consultation to schools and agencies.


Continuing Education Policy:
The DDDC is an approved provider of BCBA continuing education credits. “The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (“BACB”) does not sponsor, approve or endorse Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, the materials, information or sessions identified herein.”


PARKING INFORMATION:Parking is free; however, Rutgers still requires that all guests register their car online for a visitor permit. Please use the below link to register your car prior to the event:

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854