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Kelly Wilson, Professional Research Assistant, Center for Positive Early Learning Experiences, Center for Collaborative Educational Leadership, School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado at Denver, 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 600, Denver, Colorado 80204 Ms. Wilson is a research assistant/consultant for the Center for Positive Early Learning Experiences at the University of Colorado at Denver. She is currently working on the PTR (Prevent-Teach- Reinforce) grant and the Learning Experiences: An Alternative Program for Preschoolers and Parents (LEAP) Outreach Project, providing consultation and training to elementary schools and preschools serving children with autism and challenging behaviors. Over the last 13 years, Ms. Wilson has been involved in almost every aspect of early intervention, general education, and special education. She has extensive experience as a trainer for children with special needs and challenging behavior in inclusive settings. Phillip Strain, Ph.D., Professor, School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado at Denver, 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 650, Denver, Colorado 80204-2076 Dr. Strain is a professor of Educational Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Colorado at Denver. He is the author of more than 250 scientific papers and he serves on the editorial boards of more than a dozen professional journals. Dr. Strain has worked in the field of early intervention since 1974, and he serves as a science advisor to the Institute of Medicine, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the U.S. Department of Education. His primary research interests include intervention for young children with early-onset conduct disorders; remediation of social behavior deficits in young children with autism; design and delivery of community-based, comprehensive early intervention for children with autism; and analysis of individual and systemic variables affecting the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based practices for children with severe behavior disorders. Janice K. Lee is a member of the research faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she is the research coordinator for the randomized control trial of PTR-YC in Northern Nevada. In her role with Positive Behavior Support-Nevada, she is the coordinator for the statewide initiative to bring programwide Pyramid Model implementation and information to nearly all early care and education settings throughout the state. Her experience and interests include early childhood, challenging behavior, positive behavior support, social and emotional development, autism, and working with families. Since 1995, she has worked with children, families, practitioners, and professionals at the local, state, and national level as a consultant, coach, trainer, and technical assistance provider. Glen Dunlap, Ph.D., Research Professor, Division of Applied Research and Educational Support (DARES), Department of Child & Family Studies, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33612-3899 Dr. Dunlap is a research professor at the University of South Florida, where he works on several research, training, and demonstration projects in the areas of positive behavior support, child protection, early intervention, developmental disabilities, and family support. He has been involved with individuals with disabilities for more than 35 years and has served as a teacher, administrator, researcher, and university faculty member. Dr. Dunlap has directed numerous research and training projects and has been awarded dozens of federal and state grants to pursue this work. He has authored more than 185 articles and book chapters, coedited four books, and served on 15 editorial boards. Dr. Dunlap was a founding editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and is the current editor of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. He moved to Reno, Nevada, in 2005, where he continues to work on research and training projects as a member of the faculty at the University of South Florida.
"An indispensable and user-friendly resource . . . PTR-YC meets a critical need and will help teams make timely, developmentally appropriate, and data-informed decisions about the design, implementation, and evaluation of individualized positive behavior support interventions for young children with persistent challenging behavior."--Patricia Snyder, Ph.D."University of Florida" (01/04/2013) "If I were asked to recommend the best approach for preventing challenging behavior patterns among preschoolers, this book would be my first and only choice. This is truly an amazing resource . . . provide[s] an invaluable legacy of knowledge in this area and lays the foundation for the adoption of effective practices for years to come."--Hill Walker, Ph.D."founder and co-director, Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior in the College of Education at the University of Oregon" (11/19/2012) "Thank goodness for this data-based, compassionate, comprehensive model to help children and families . . . The strategies, forms, and examples in this manual help the reader handle many problem situations."--Robin McWilliam, Ph.D."Siskin Children's Institute" (11/19/2012) "The early childhood professional now has a state-of-the-art guide for supporting young children with challenging behaviors."--George Sugai, Ph.D."Director of the Center for Behavioral Education and Research, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut" (11/26/2012) "A step-by-step guide that facilitates the design and implementation of effective behavior support plans. . . interventions are developmentally appropriate and consistent with the values of early educators."--Lise Fox, Ph.D."Professor and Director, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, Department of Child and Family Studies, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida" (01/03/2013) "I am looking forward to recommending PTR-YC to all of the teams that I work with. This volume is going to be an essential tool for all teams working with young children. The authors have done a masterful job of distilling the complex process of behavior change into clearly defined steps." --Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D. I am looking forward to recommending PTR-YC to all of the teams that I work with. This volume is going to be an essential tool for all teams working with young children. The authors have done a masterful job of distilling the complex process of behavior change into clearly defined steps. --Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D."