Using DBR Assessment Methodology to Facilitate a Self-Monitoring Intervention

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,2
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 4: Assessment and Intervention in an RTI Framework

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. implement feasible, evidence-based interventions for students displaying problem behaviors in the classroom.
  2. communicate with students about their classroom behavior.
  3. learn how to use DBR assessment methodology as a Tier 2 intervention in the classroom.


This study aims to (a) validate the use of Direct Behavior Ratings (DBR) as a self-monitoring intervention and (b) assess DBR Self-Monitoring (DBR-SM) as an intervention as well as variations of the intervention used to promote effectiveness (i.e., motivational interviewing techniques, concurrent reinforcement system). Interpretation of and data-based decision-making within single-case design methodology will be presented. Implications for educators charged with implementing Tier 2 behavior interventions will also be discussed.



Elissa M. Monteiro, University of California Riveside
Ashley Pfenning, MA, University of California Riverside
Wesley A. Sims, University of California Riverside
Theresa M. Stewart, University of California Riverside


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