Educational Psychology alumni & student present to CCBD conference


Left to right: Kelly Carrero, Mandy Lusk, Mary Estes, Staci Zolkoski and Calli Lewis.

Five doctoral alumni mentored by Lyndal Bullock, Regents Professor in the department of Educational Psychology, recently presented at the Bi-Annual International Council for Children with Behavior Disorders(CCBD) conference in Chicago.

Kelly Carrero ('12 Ph.D.), Mandy Lusk ('12 Ph.D.), Mary Estes ('01 Ph.D.), Staci Zolkoski (expected '14 Ph.D.) and Calli Lewis ('13 Ph.D.) made the following presentations:

  • Using Applied Behavior Analysis to Teach Play Skills to Children with Autism (Lusk, Carrero, Zolkoski and Lewis)
  • Developing Word Consciousness of Academic Vocabulary in Adolescents with Challenging Behaviors through Co-Teaching (Lusk and Ashlie Jack of Wichita State University)
  • Professional Development in Behavior Management: Translating Knowledge Gained Into Action (Estes, Sarup Mathur of Arizona State University and Beverley Johns of MacMurray College)

"A highlight was presenting to our peers and seeing other UNT alumni and faculty," said Carrero.

Conference session topics included interventions to assist students in the classroom, program evaluation and special education law. The CCBD is an international community of educators dedicated to special education for children with or at risk of emotional and behavior disorders.