2018 Annual TECBD Conference



Call for Presentations


For information about the conference:
Heather Griller Clark
Conference Coordinator
Email: TECBD@asu.edu
Phone: 480-227-7764

Mailing address:
TECBD Conference
Arizona State University
Attn: Heather Griller Clark
PO Box 875411
Tempe, AZ 85281



Rob Rutherford

Dr. Robert B. Rutherford, Jr.
Memorial Fellowship in Special Education

On Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth

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October 18-20, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Mission Palms Hotel
Tempe, Arizona

The annual Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD) conference is the premier educational research conference for teacher educators working with children and youth with severe behavioral disorders. It was established in Arizona in 1976 by Dr. Robert B. Rutherford with the mission to disseminate quality research in the field and to help students, educators, and university faculty alike. TECBD began it's mission long before support for students with severe behaviors was the norm. It continues to be a leader for showcasing the very best that our field has to offer.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

8AM - 5PM Conference registration
9AM - Noon Preconference Sessions
Noon - 1PM Lunch on your own
1PM - 2:30PM

Keynote Address

The most important lesson: Three things every special educator must know.

The challenges in education are large and growing. Shortages of expert educators and leaders, less than ideal conditions and public uncertainty about the value of public education could signal a time to throw in the towel.  Fortunately, challenges are also opportunities for leadership in implementing change and defending the art and science of the profession. Join us in a Keynote to remember those things you know and learn some things you didn’t about special education for students with EBD.

Kimberly Vannest, Professor Texas A&M University

Dr. Kimberly Vannest is a Professor in the Special Education program within the Educational Psychology Department of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. Her research interest involve the prevention and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems in children and youth, the identification of evidence based practices, and single case experimental design methodology. She is an advocate to improve the supports and training for the teachers and clinicians who provide these services through online and on-demand professional development. She has published more than 100 academic works including journal articles, encyclopedias, books, book chapters, software, and parent guides. She has served as a PI or external evaluator for 16 grants totaling more than 6 million dollars in funding from organization such as the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the Texas Education Agency. She has also received awards and fellowships for her teaching and service. She currently serves as an associate editor, editor, or reviewer on nearly a dozen journals across the fields of education, psychology, and measurement.

3PM - 6PM Conference sessions

Friday, October 19, 2018

8AM - 5PM Conference registration
9AM - 11AM Conference sessions
11AM - 1PM CCBD President’s Luncheon: Dr. Justin Cooper
1PM - 6PM Conference sessions
6PM White Rhino Social

Saturday, October 20, 2018

8AM - 11AM Conference registration
9AM - Noon Conference sessions
9AM - 4PM CCBD-sponsored workshops