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Faculty Image Margaret Beebe-Frankenberger
Office: Skaggs Bldg 204
Phone: (406) 243-6883
Email: mbeebe.frankenberger@umontana.edu

 

Current Position:

Associate Professor of Psychology

Description:

As an applied psychologist working within school organizations, my work has been focused on the identification of and program planning for children with disabilities that impede their academic and/or social competence. More recently, my work has expanded to include promoting educators in their efforts to build a continuum of educational and emotional/behavioral programs that support all students.  Current research: designing a collaboration model for Response-To-Instruction (RTI); social validity of RTI systems; and early detectors of and interventions for reading and math problems. I serve as a consultant to districts/schools who are implementing an RTI framework to better serve students and their families. Working side-by-side with educators and administrators in the schools is rewarding and further informs me as a trainer of future school-psychologists.

Research Interests:

School Psychology, Systems Change, Psycho-educational Evaluation, Social Validity, Treatment Integrity/Fidelity, Early Intervention, Research Methods and Statistics

Courses:

Psyx 680 Consultation and Collaboration

Psyx 580 Principles & Practices of Professional School Psychology

Psyx 583 Academic Assessment and Intervention

Psyx 587 School Psychology Methods

Psyx 588 School Psychology Internship

Education:

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, 2000
B.A. University of California, Riverside, 1996

Teaching Experience:

Psyx 580 Principles & Practices of Professional School Psychology

Psyx 680 Consultation and Collaboration

Psyx 583 Academic Assessment and Interventions

Psyx 587 School Psychology Methods (Practicum)

Psyx 588 School Psychology Internship

Affiliations:

American Psychology Association (APA) -Division 16, School Psychology

National Association of School Psychologists

Council for Exceptional Children

Montana Association of School Psychologists

Selected Publications:

O€™Connor, R., Bocian, K.L., Beebe-Frankenberger, M. & Linklater, D (2010).  Responsiveness of students with language difficulties to early intervention in reading. The Journal of Special Education, 43(4) 220-235.

Mahdavi, J.N. & Beebe-Frankenberger, M. (2009).  Pioneering RTI Systems That Work: Social Validity, Collaboration, and Context. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(2), 64-72.

Beebe-Frankenberger, M. (2008). Best practices in the delivery of school psychological services in rural schools. In Grimes, J. & Thomas, A (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology V., Ch. 112, pp. 1785-1808. Washington, D.C.: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Sheridan, S., Beebe-Frankenberger, M., Greff, K., Lasser, J. and Lines, C.L. (2007). Back to the future:  The futures task force on family-school partnerships. Communique, 36(3), 17-18.

Beebe-Frankenberger, M., Lane, K.L., Bocian, K.M., Gresham, F.M., & MacMillan, D.L. (2005). Students with or at risk for problem behavior: Betwixt and between teacher and parent expectations. Preventing School Failure, 49 (2), 10-17.

Gresham, F.M., Lane, K.L., & Beebe-Frankenberger, M. (2005). Predictors of hyperactive-impulsive-inattention and conduct problems: A comparative follow-back investigation. Psychology in the Schools, 42 (7), 721-736.

Beebe-Frankenberger, M., Bocian, K.L., MacMillan, D.L. & Gresham, F.M. (2004). Sorting second grade students with academic deficiencies: Characteristics differentiating those retained in grade from those promoted to third grade. Journal of Educational Psychology, 96 (2) 204-215.

Other Publications:

Beebe-Frankenberger, M. (2007).  Guidelines for the Implementation of Response-to-Instruction/ Intervention. A manual developed for the State of Montana, Office of Public Instruction for the purpose of helping education agencies and school administrators self-evaluate readiness for and implementation of the Response-to-Instruction/Intervention process for school improvement.

Lane, K.L. & Beebe-Frankenberger, M. (2004). School-Based Interventions: The Tools You Need to Succeed. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon Publishers. Lambros, K.M., Beebe-Frankenberger, M.E., & McLaughlin, V. (2001). Instruction Manual: Interventions for students with or at-risk for emotional and behavioral disorders. Allyn-Bacon: New York, N.Y.