SANDY SMITH portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), Special Education


  • Gushanas, C. M. & Smith, S. D. (2023). Incorporating choice-making to improve challenging and academic behaviors for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Beyond Behavior. Published, 10/2023.


  • Carrero, K. M., Common, E. A., Smith, S. D., Farrell, E. F. (2023). Culturally Responsive and Socially Valid Behavioral Coaching and Supervision. Oral presentation at the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Annual Conference on Severe Behavior Disorders of Children & Youth, Tempe, AZ Behavior coaches, including behavior analysts, may face resistance from their coachees (e.g., teachers, behavior technicians, parents). This presentation will discuss (a) reasons for coachee resistance, (b) approaches for analyzing and ethically responding to and/or preventing resistance, and (c) a proposed model of culturally responsive and socially valid coaching. Presentation, Presented, 11/2023.