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Dr. Danel Koonce is an Associate Professor in the Department of School Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 2000 from Oklahoma State University. He is a certified school psychologist in the state of Illinois and has 16 years of experience in the field of education in the roles of a school psychologist, special education coordinator, prevention specialist, and the technical assistance coordinator. He has served as a trainer in two areas: 1) the administration and implementation of universal screeners for social-emotional/behavioral problems, including the Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders and the BASC-2 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-2 BESS); 2) delivery of secondary and tertiary interventions using the structure of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. He consults with public schools (K-12) in the implementation and sustainability of secondary interventions to support youth demonstrating academic, social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. He teaches courses in statistics and program evaluation, assessment of children and adolescents, consultation, and applied behavior analysis.
B.A., Psychology - Eastern Illinois University
S.S.P., Specialist in School Psychology - Eastern Illinois University
Ph.D., Educational Psychology - Oklahoma State University
Certified School Psychologist
Areas Of Expertise
Illinois School Psychological Association
National Association of School Psychologists
Eberwein, D., Perdue, A., Zorn, E., Miller, J., DeGolia, L. & Koonce, D. A. (2012, February). Content analysis of adolescent intimate partner violence literature: Why does it matter to school psychologists? Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Philadelphia, PA.
Lubing, P., Carr, D., & Koonce, D. A. (2011, October). Modeling multiple out-of-school suspensions: What do individual, school, and community level variables tell us. Poster presented at the National PBIS Leadership Forum
Pilgeram, C. & Koonce, D. A. (2011, October). Understanding the relationship of functional behavior assessment and oral reading fluency. Poster presented at the National PBIS Leadership Forum.
Atlas, H., & Koonce, D. A. (2011, February). Functional behavioral assessment and behavior support plans. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). San Francisco, CA.
Cook, B., Eby, L., & Koonce, D. A. (2011, October). Training of LGBTQ Issues in School Psychology. Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). San Francisco, CA.
Little, B., & Koonce, D. A. (2010, October). A model for predicting out of school suspensions: Using student and school level variables. Poster presented at the National PBIS Leadership Forum
Upreti, G., Liaupsin, C., & Koonce, D. A. (2010). Stakeholder utility: Perspectives on school-wide data for measurement feedback and evaluation. Education and Treatment of Children
Ditkowsky, B., & Koonce, D. A. (2010). Predicting performance on high-stakes assessment using oral reading growth over time. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 35, 159-167.
Koonce, D. A. (2007). Clinician assessment practices of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A national survey of school psychologists. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 25(4), 319-333.
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