Improving the Impact of Evidence-based Practices: Tiered systems of support

Supporting the behaviour success of all students requires, at minimum, the adoption of evidence-based practices; however, to maximize student outcome more may be required.

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the logic and features of tiered systems of support and how the impact and durability of evidence-based practices might be enhanced.

Dr Sugai is currently co-director (with Rob Horner at the University of Oregon and Tim Lewis at the University of Missouri) of the national Centre on Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports. The Centre has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

Centre on Positive Behavioural Interventions has two foci:

  1. broad dissemination to schools, families, and communities about a technology of school-wide positive behavioural support exists, and
  2. demonstrations at the level of individual students, schools, districts, and states that school-wide positive behavioural support is feasible and effective.

He also co-directs (with Mary Beth Bruder) the OSEP Early Childhood Personnel Center ( This center facilitates the implementation of integrated and comprehensive early childhood systems of personnel development (CSPD) for all disciplines serving infants and young children with disabilities.

Places are limited and registrations will close when the lecture is fully booked.

PresentersDr George Sugai