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November 17-19, 2022

Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders (TECBD)

Annual TECBD Conference

November 17-19, 2022


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Conference details

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 its 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.

The 2022 TECBD Conference will be a hybrid event. The agenda will include workshops, strands, and general sessions delivered in a variety of formats.

  • In-person at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel November 17-18
  • Virtually on November 19

Link for  Conference Registration

Link to reserve your room at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel

This conference will benefit administrators, teachers, behavior therapists, counselors, researchers, or anyone interested in the education of children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. The conference offers over 150 different sessions on topics related to:

  • Academic interventions
  • Culturally responsiveness in EBD
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Internalizing behaviors
  • Aggression and violence in schools
  • Assessment
  • Restraint and Seclusion
  • Research to Practice
  • Autism research and interventions
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
  • Characteristics of students with EBD
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Inclusion
  • General EBD
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Transition


Conference Registration

  • In-person registration rates
    • Full registration: $275
    • Single day: $175
    • Non-ASU student: $125
  • Virtual registration (November 20): $35

Pay online with a credit card. Purchase orders may be mailed. A copy of the registration form for each attendee MUST accompany the purchase order.

Mail payments to:
TECBD Conference
Arizona State University
PO Box 871811
Tempe, AZ 85287


ETC Special Issue Call for Papers

2022 TECBD Conference Presenters:

As is tradition, Education and Treatment of Children will devote a special issue to the TECBD conference. Eligible papers will be based on presentations from the 2022 TECBD Conference that focus on applied behavioral research, and behavioral assessments and interventions.  Please plan to submit manuscripts based on the topic of your presentation at the 2021 TECBD Conference no later than February 1, 2023. Manuscripts will undergo expedited review and will appear in Issue 3 (September) of 2023.


Manuscript Guidelines

Education and Treatment of Children (ETC) disseminates information about behavioral assessments or interventions for children and youth who are at-risk for or experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. Publications should directly improve the effectiveness of services provided by educators, parents, child-care providers, or mental health professionals for children with emotional or behavioral problems. Therefore, authors must compose their manuscripts in a clear, concise style that will be readily understood by both scientists and practitioners.

Submissions appropriate for publication in ETC include experimental research (Original Articles), data-based case studies (Brief Reports), literature reviews (Reviews), issue-oriented papers (Commentaries), and book reviews. All submissions should emphasize impact of the paper on the practical concerns of professionals serving children and youth who are at-risk for or experiencing emotional or behavioral problems. Experimental studies should additionally demonstrate usefulness of the described procedure, adequacy of the data in showing a functional relation between the procedures and observed behavior changes, and evidence that measurements taken were reliable. Please follow the general submission guidelines for ETC.

The journal is an official publication of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Please be sure to designate your paper as a submission for the special issue when you submit using the ETC submission portal through Springer no later than February 1, 2023.


Sarup R. Mathur, PhD BCBA-D

Ryan C. Harris Memorial Professor in Special Education

Division of Educational Leadership Innovation 

Arizona State University


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