Preliminary Findings of Culturally Responsive Consultation with Educators

  • Leslie Neely
  • Candace Gann
  • Felicia Castro-Villarreal
  • Victor VillarrealEmail author
Special Section: Diversity and Inclusion


Behavior analysts are increasingly called to serve culturally and linguistically diverse populations. The culture of a population can provide context in which to identify behaviors likely to be reinforced by the client’s social environment, stimuli established as reinforcers for client behavior, and behavioral repertoires shaped by the client’s social environment. One of the largest and fastest growing minority groups in the United States is the Latinx population. This article offers preliminary evidence of incorporating cultural adaptations into the context of behavioral consultation for the Latinx population. Cultural adaptation of behavioral consultation can lead to improved outcomes for educators. In this study, 5 educators received behavioral consultation consisting of behavioral skills training to implement culturally responsive class-wide behavior management procedures. All 5 educators improved their treatment fidelity of the culturally responsive behavior management practices. Implications for practitioners and future research are discussed.


Cultural language Behavior consultation Behavior analysis 



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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyThe University of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.School of Teaching, Learning, and Educational SciencesOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

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