Dr. Cipani Delivered an OUTSTANDING Presentation on Schoolpsych.com: Here are 80 RAVE REVIEWS From Attendee Feedback

Dr. Cipani Delivered an OUTSTANDING Presentation on Schoolpsych.com: Here are 80 RAVE REVIEWS From Attendee Feedback

Dr. Cipani presented a live webinar for Schoolpsych.com on 3/14/2022. He presented on Practical Tips for School Psychologists When Completing Functional Behavioral Assessments for one hour, and his presentation received many rave reviews. In addition to his engaging presentation style and practical content, many commented on the helpful resources that he provided. This included a 79-page manual titled The Cipani Behavioral Classification System For Children and Adolescents Diagnostic Manual (3rd edition).

After the presentation, attendees were asked to complete an evaluation feedback form. This included providing an overall rating of the webinar on a 1-5 scale (1/5: Very Poor; 2/5: Poor; 3/5: Fair; 4/5: Good; 5/5: Excellent). Attendees were given a text box to optionally provide more information. The feedback provided was almost universally positive. Here is a synthesis of the overwhelmingly positive comments:

  1. Engaging, dynamic speaker and informative presentation on FBA’s
  2. Some commented on having seen him at NASP previously and loved his workshop
  3. Liked the free manual that serves as a guide
  4. Important topic given all the problem behaviors encountered in today’s schools
  5. Knowledgeable on topic
  6. Good pace and delivery
  7. Liked the use of real-life examples form his lengthy experience in the field

Below are 80 rave reviews from attendees. Each of these attendees gave a 5/5 (Excellent) rating. Please note that there were significantly more attendees than 80 who gave a 5/5 (Excellent) rating. In the evaluation feedback, some opted to not give their consent to share their feedback, so none of those who chose that option are shown below:

1.

“The presenter was very knowledgeable and relatable. He was down to earth and passionate about supporting behavior change. I appreciate that he made his resources free. He was very thorough with his presentation. I only wish that the presentation was longer and covered more information as he was such a great presenter!” – Melissa, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

2.

“This was the most practical FBA training I have been to. The handouts and real life examples were very helpful.” – Molly, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

3.

“I really enjoyed this FBA training-as pointed out, sometimes we are expecting too much from kids and only looking for compliance when we need to be digging for the root cause of the behavior. Great tools to add to my toolbox-thanks for providing that all to us at no cost!” -Marissa, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

4.

“Dr. Cipani was very knowledgeable about behaviors and described them in a way that was easy to understand.” Selena, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

5.

“Excellent presentation and review of behavior principles! The content was presented concisely and applied to real world circumstances. The materials shared are helpful as well.” – Jennifer, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

6.

“I really enjoyed that Dr. Cipani covered why a student may escape contingencies (e.g., too lengthy of instruction, too difficult material). A lot of FBAs just focus on escape rather than why the student is escaping. I also appreciate that Dr. Cipani provided us with materials to use in our practice.” – Emma, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

7.

“The presentation did a great job about teaching school psychologists about better ways to conduct FBAs.” – Amanda, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

8.

“Great content and resources that I can implement right away. Thank you!” – Shari, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

9.

“Speaker was knowledgeable and well spoken. I liked his used of visuals and examples.” – Ashley, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

10.

“Presented in a way that was intriguing and kept the viewer interested.” – Paola, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

11.

“It was very easy to understand. I appreciate the handouts.” – Julie, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

12.

“Very practical information and tools that could be utilized immediately in my school setting. The use of examples and providing attendees with resources that are immediately available for our use was also very beneficial and appreciated.” – Shannon, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

13.

“Very clear information presented that is practical and actionable.” – Sara, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

14.

“I appreciate the practical nature of this presentation and use of the manual. It was great! Thanks!” -Dianne, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

15.

“At the very end, the outside validation of the FBA book authored by Dr. Cipani was impressive. Thank you for “misting us” with “Difficulty and Duration” rather than being blasted by a firehose in a typical FBA seminar. I am sure your 2-3 hour webinar is more substantial, however, I suspect your presentation is similar, in manageable small bites.” – Renata, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

16.

“Very clear and relevant to every day classroom life.” – Danielle, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

17.

“I LOVED the example/ case study scenario! Please consider a full day workshop.” – Rachel, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

18.

“Clarity in presenting content- straightforward, concrete examples.” – Cheryl, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

19.

“This presentation was very useful, as I have many FBA’s to write this year.  I thought the presentation was great.” – Amanda, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

20.

“I LOVED the presentation!” -Michal, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

21.

“Great clarity and use of time. Handouts were very helpful. For the limited amount of time allotted this was a very informative presentation. I would enjoy a longer webinar on this topic.” – Felicia, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

22.

“Relatable material that was easy to connect with and understand” – Kristin, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

23.

“This presentation really did provide practical tips for FBAs! I do feel more equipped to actually identify the most common functions of behavior in the classroom and I am excited to put these tips into practice.” – Elena, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

24.

“I appreciated the clarity of the material!” – Stephanie, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

25.

“I enjoyed the access to materials and resources as well as the idea to “say something if you learn something” and share the tools discussed. I enjoyed this! Thank you!” – Nina, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

26.

“I was very applicable to what I see every day working in elementary schools.” – Jill, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

27.

“Material was concisely presented with practical examples.” – Irfat, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

28.

“Ability to relay practical experiences and engage the audience with meaningful information. I would love more from this presenter, especially given the uptick in children presenting with dysregulation.” Danielle, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

29.

“Thought it was great! The presenter was clear in his explanations of conducting solid FBAs.” – Stephanie, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

30.

“Dr. Cipani obviously knows his stuff in this area. I enjoyed the presentation.” – Courtney, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

31.

“I appreciated having the PowerPoint and being able to print the slides to take notes. I appreciate all of the handouts provided, manual and video. I feel that the way Dr. Cipani documents behaviors utilizing his ABC chart is much easier to understand, and it flows better.” – Lorena, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

32.

It was a great presenter and great content.” -Kathryn

33.

“The presentation was straight to the point and very informative. I liked how Dr. Cipani explained what escape behaviors look like and gave practical examples.” – Rosemary, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

34.

“Thanks for a great session! I appreciate the clear, helpful and brief presentation. I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I wish the session was longer!” -Kathryn

35.

“I appreciate the tools that were provided in the handouts and the resources he provided. Dr. Cipani was knowledgeable and very informative.” – Stephanie, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

36.

“Presenter was very knowledgeable on this topic, it was very interesting to hear his perspective. The webinar was great, thanks!” – Amy, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

37.

“Good examples, great resources provided” – Carrie, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

38.

“Confident and thorough.” – Robin, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

39.

“It was very well done and an hour was just the right amount of time. I appreciated the actual case examples.” – Deborah, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

40.

“Clearly knowledgeable about this approach. He provided very specific examples and ways of utilizing the strategies.” – Holly, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

41.

“Great details and well explained” – Luz, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

42.

“Very engaging, many helpful resources (handouts) shared.” – Alexa, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

43.

“I think the ABC layout was user friendly and makes sense in order to assess the function of the behavior.” -Tiffany, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

44.

“To be such a short presentation there were many resources provided.” – Laura, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

45.

“The presentation gave lots of engaging examples.” – Melody, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

46.

“Engaging, informative” – Ashley, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

47.

“I loved the way he told us to dig deeper…from a bottom up approach. My take away was the difficulty and duration information that he shared.” – Jessica, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

48.

“The presentation provided me concrete steps in conducting on the spot assessments when the behavior is occurring.” – Aileen, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

49.

“It was evident that the presenter was well informed on the topic and he covered pertinent points while giving enough background/detail to help the viewer have a good understanding of the topic.” – Jordyn, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

50.

“I think this was great and appreciate the handouts!” – Autumn, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

51.

“Great presenter! He was very clear and organized in his presentation style so it was easy to follow and learn new skills. The handouts are fantastic!” – Ricia, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

52.

“Great, tangible information” – Taylor, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

53.

“The presenter’s knowledge and pace were great. The information was clear and timely (given that many of us see an increase in behavior needs). Dr. Cipani made everything immediately practical and useful. I walked away with new information that I can use today.” – Eric, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

54.

“Engaging dynamic presenter” – Leora, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

55.

“It was concise and had great examples. The presenter was very clear, organized, and very engaging! I also am glad they attached materials to the presentation.” – Lillian, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

56.

“I enjoyed the use of real life stories to help better understand the strategies.” -Kayla, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

57.

“I enjoyed the real life examples. I liked how he broke down the observations well before the behavior of concern to really look at what is causing the behaviors. I even liked the questions that were prompted. It was interesting to see where others are spending their time. I thought it was unusual that others completed FBA’s so quickly but I think a better understanding for this difference in time is if you’re just doing the FBA vs. the FBA Process (where you not only determine the function, but you collect data, implement an intervention, data collect on that intervention). We have to do the whole process for our kiddos so it does take more than 6 hours. I spend at least an hour in the classroom, plus talk to the kid, teachers, parent, etc. data collect; time adds up quickly.” – Amanda, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

58.

“The presenter provided helpful examples. The amount of material covered was well-matched to the length of the webinar; I felt that the presenter was able to go into detail while still covering all the information he intended. I appreciate the handouts!” – Liora, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

59.

“Great presentation that was specific and provided excellent examples when completing FBAs.” – Margaret, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

60.

“Well thought out, very knowledgable presenter, easy to listen to, loved the examples to make it more practical and applicable. Thank you!” – Laurie, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

61.

“He provided great examples.” – Tiffany, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

62.

“Dr. Cipani was very clear and offered practical approaches to behavior analysis.” – Marilyn, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

63.

“Strong with examples and helpful with providing practical solutions.” – Alaynna, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

64.

“Presenter used clear cut examples of the concepts” – Amy, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

65.

“Interesting information that can actually be applied to the job. Very realistic examples as well – makes it easier to understand.” – Sierra, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

66.

“Everything was great! Easy to access and follow” – Karen, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

67.

“Very engaging, many helpful resources (handouts) shared.” – Alexa, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

68.

“I thought the presentation was engaging to the viewers.” -Reid, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

69.

“Succinct and precise” – Angel, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

70.

“The presentation was focused and to the point. The presenter did a wonderful job of communicating the information in a clear and direct manner. I just wish it was longer and more in depth! It was a great learning experience!” – Rebecca, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

71.

“This was awesome. I loved the ABC chart. I love the practical language that is used. I can’t wait to read and learn more. Thank you!!!” – Marjorie, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

72.

“This was a great presentation. I would have liked to have more time to learn but look forward and appreciate the handouts provided.” – Melissa, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

73.

“I enjoyed this presentation and I look forward to reading the provided PDF. Thank you!” – Katie, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

74.

“I appreciated Dr. Cipani’s real-world examples and resources to learn more on this topic.” – Corey, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

75.

“I watched this presenter at NASP in February and I enjoy his excitement when he presents. I learned about a different approach on how to collect data in an FBA that I never would have thought about before.” – Samantha, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

76.

“Great presentation about how to effectively write an FBA.” – Kelsey, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

77.

“I had not considered duration of assignments/instruction as a reason for escape so that gave me some great information to think about. One hour is the perfect amount of time in these busy days, but more webinars on this topic would be great.” – Wendy, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

78.

“The presentation clearly gave ways to determine if instructional level (difficulty of work) or the wacky contingency is the apparent difficulty for a student. Instructor was engaging and material was accessible.” – Todd, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

79.

“This was the first time I have learned of this method of conducting FBA’s and I believe the bottom up approach is a strength.” – Myracle, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

80.

“Dr. Cipani is personable and offered tips and language on how to share and explain this information to non-behavior people, which was helpful. Even the simple idea of really quickly evaluating a child’s academic proficiency and ruling that in/out is a helpful reminder, as well as how easy it can be done.” – Danielle, 5/5 (Excellent) Rating

Dr. Cipani read through the evaluation feedback and had the following to say. “I wanted one last time to express my appreciation for your time in attending my webinar through schoolpsych.com. I also want to thank the many people who who wrote very nice feedback comments in regards to their evaluation of the content/experience, as well as my passion for the topic. I am truly grateful.

I’ll end this note with a thought: Learn something, say something (to many others)”

Lastly,

If you are interested in watching the recorded version of this webinar, please click here.

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