School-Based ABA: Collaboration in the School Setting with Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D

Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D

Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention is excited to welcome Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-D, for a series of webinars for Behavior Analysts! This series is designed to address the nuances of providing behavior analytic services in school settings. See Dr. Tucker’s earlier webinars, on ABA for Students with Emotional Behavior Disorders and ABA for the Acting Out Cycle, in our on-demand library.

To register for the full series (including sessions on Collaboration and Ethics), see the ABA in Schools Webinar Series page.

School-Based ABA: Collaboration in the School Setting (3 hrs, 3.0 CEU’s)

BCBAs increasingly find themselves providing services in the school setting, which has the potential to benefit many in education, not just the individual students to whom they are assigned. Schools have unique rules, expectations, roles and scopes of practice that are important for BCBA staff to understand. In addition, BCBAs may wear multiple hats and be tasked with a wide variety of interventions. Participants in this training will explore the various ways that BCBAs work in schools, their roles on IEP teams and the services they provide. The training will also cover ways to collaborate effectively with other team members and to build capacity within various school settings. Note: This training is a good next step after the first webinar in this series.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will review the basic expectation of schools regarding access to the general education curriculum as applied to academics, behavior and social skills.
  2. Attendees will discuss and review the various possible roles they may take in providing applied behavior analytic services in schools, as well as their scope of practice within schools.
  3. Attendees will review their roles on IEP teams as well as the basics of collaboration across disciplines.

About the Presenter

Dr. Vanessa Tucker, BCBA-Dis a board certified behavior analyst (doctoral level) who practices privately with a focus on providing program supports, interventions, mentoring and evaluations in school settings. She is also an Associate Professor of Special Education at Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, WA. She has been teaching and/or coordinating special education programs for 25 years, and has been in the field of ABA for 10. Her primary areas of interest are the application of ABA in the school setting and behavior interventions for students with complex support needs.

Vanessa got her general and special education certification in 1995 from Western Washington University. She obtained her Masters in Low Incidence Disabilities in 2002 from the University of Washington and her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from the University of Washington in 2009. She has worked as a special education teacher, program coordinator and consultant.

CEU’s included, and Cost to Attend:

  • 3.0 Learning BABC CEU’s
    • $60 (CEU’s included in price)

For questions, challenges with registration, or any other needed information, please contact Dusty, Director of Continuing Education and ACE Coordinator for CBPI, LLC, at

Connections Behavior Planning & Intervention, LLC, is a BACB-Approved ACE Provider (Provider # OP-17-2781). The BACB does not directly sponsor or endorse this event, its speakers, or its content.

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