Consultation Practices: School-Based Instructional Support

Brian K. Martens, Robin S. Codding, Samantha J. Sallade

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2 Scopus citations


Large numbers of children nationwide are at risk for academic failure. To address this problem, federal legislation encouraged school-based consulting teams to adopt a response-to-intervention model that relies on science-based instructional and intervention strategies for preventing, identifying, and responding to children’s academic problems. Among the most effective science-based practices for academic instruction and intervention are those based on applied behavior analysis (ABA). ABA combines behavior analytic principles (e.g., reinforcement, extinction, stimulus control) and procedures (e.g., frequent opportunities to respond with modeling, prompting, and feedback) with the ongoing measurement of student progress. This chapter contrasts ABA with diagnostic-prescriptive models of instructional intervention, describes the behavioral principles underlying effective instruction, and presents best practice recommendations to help school-based consulting teams select and implement evidence-based instructional interventions and monitor student progress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Behavior Analysis Advanced Guidebook
Subtitle of host publicationA Manual for Professional Practice
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9780128111222
ISBN (Print)9780128111284
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Response-to-intervention
  • applied behavior analysis
  • aptitude–treatment interaction
  • curriculum-based measurement
  • differential reinforcement
  • learning/instructional hierarchy
  • refer–test–place model
  • stimulus control
  • systematic formative evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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