MTSS for EBD: Review of Culturally Responsive Practices

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 7: Psychological Services for Specific Groups of Students

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify evidence-based school interventions and supports for students with EBD.
  2. gain an understanding of factors related to cultural responsiveness and home–school engagement for evidence-based EBD interventions.
  3. understand foundational literature regarding multitiered systems of support (MTSS) for students with emotional–behavioral disorders (EBD).
  4. explore the link between research to practice in supporting students with EBD within an MTSS framework, specifically identifying the role of and related implications for school psychologists.


We will review evidence-based school interventions and supports for students with emotional–behavioral disorders (EBDs) within an MTSS framework, with a specific focus on culturally responsive practices. An introduction to the foundations and associated outcomes of EBD will be discussed, in addition to information regarding MTSS in school. Specific evidence-based approaches will be outlined, as well as future directions for research and practice for students with EBDs.



Caitlin L. Bourgaize-Saunderson, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Kelsey L. Gordon, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sarah A. Fefer, University of Massachusetts Amherst


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