Terry Tibbetts, Ph.D., J.D., is a licensed psychologist and educational attorney who has worked in a variety of clinical and educational settings involving students with emotional disturbance, both as an administrator and as a psychologist. He currently works for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he is responsible for the psychoeducational evaluation of adjudicated adolescents.Dr. Tibbetts also holds a master's degree in clinical social work and is both a registered art therapist and a board-certified behavior analyst. His most recent publication is on the use of short-term gestalt art therapy with adolescents who are emotionally disturbed. Dr. Tibbetts has testified as an independent evaluator and as an expert witness in multiple administrative due process hearings regarding the appropriate identification, assessment, and treatment of students with emotional disturbance. He resides in Southern California with his wife and two children.
Marti Snell is a Professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia where she prepares teachers of students with disabilities. Her research and writing address positive behavior support, communication, inclusion, and data-based decision making. She is the author of a series of four books with Rachel Janney: Teachers' Guides to Inclusive Practices (Behavioral Support, Collaborative Teaming, Modifying Schoolwork, Social Relationships and Peer Support). She is an author on the upcoming Intellectual disability: Definition, classification, and systems of supports (11th ed.) For The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.Dr. Fredda Brown is Professor in the Programs in Special Education at Queens College, City University of New York. She is the Director of the Queens College Regional Center on Autism and Related Disabilities, and past Editor-in-Chief of Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD). in addition to Dr. Brown's work as a Professor and teacher educator, she has spent many years providing educational and behavioral consultation to individuals with severe disabilities and their families. She is the editor of four books, and author of numerous journal articles and book chapters relating To The education of individuals with severe disabilities. Most recently her work focuses on the relationship between problem behavior, communication, and self-determination, and professional attitudes regarding behavioral treatment acceptability. Dr. Brown is on several Editorial Boards, including the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions (JPBI), and RPSD, and is on the national Board of Directors of the Association for Positive Behavior Supports (APBS). She presents her work and ideas nationwide to professionals and families, advocating for positive, dignified and effective methods of addressing the learning and behavioral needs of individuals with disabilities.