Improving Student Outcomes through Data Based Decision Making


My first book authored with Dr. Craig Blum and Dr. Mark E. Swerdlik related to the work we do in schools is
available here
 
 

 

Current Status

 

2004 to Present  Professor of Psychology at Illinois State University. Currently teaching undergraduate psychology courses and graduate courses in NASP, NCATE, and APA approved school psychology programs. Currently coordinator of the Academic Intervention and Consultation Service through the Psychological Services Clinic at Illinois State University. Research Interests include prevention and remediation of academic skills deficits, evaluation of academic interventions, applied behavior analysis in educational settings, and data-based decision making related to progress monitoring.


2011-Present Co-Evaluator on the State Professional Development Grant (SPDG) in Illinois. This is a federally funded project focusing on the implementation of RtI/MTSS in the state of Illinois. Three components include developing an RtI Network to work with local school districts, a parnernship with Institutions of Higher Educations to increase the coverage of MTSS/RtI in course content, and a parent partnership to increase awareness and involvement of parents within their respective schools.

 

Education & Past Employment:

 

2004 to 2007    Assistant Graduate Professor of Psychology at Illinois State University. Taught undergraduate psychology courses and graduate courses in APA, NASP and NCATE approved school psychology programs. Served as coordinator of the Academic Intervention and Consultation Service through the Psychological Services Clinic at Illinois State University.

 

2001 to 2004 Assistant Graduate Professor of Psychology at Eastern Illinois University. Taught undergraduate psychology courses and graduate courses in a NASP and NCATE approved school psychology program.

 

2001 Ph.D. from an APA, NASP, & NCATE accredited program in School Psychology at Mississippi State University.

 

2000 to 2001 Pre-Doctoral Internship in Applied Behavior Analysis through the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine at the Kennedy Krieger and Marcus Institutes. Conducted Functional Analysis, developed, monitored and evaluated academic and behavioral programs for individuals with developmental disabilities who exhibited severe behavior such as self-injury, aggression, disruption, tantrums, and feeding disorders in both clinical and school settings.

 

1999 to 2000  School Psychology Contract Employment through the Columbus Municipal School District. Columbus, MS.

 

1998 to 2000  Adjunct Instructor at the Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS.

 

1998 Master of Science in Educational Psychology from Mississippi State University.

 

1998 to 2000 Teaching Assistant for Dr. David Morse. Taught Advance Graduate Statistics Laboratory to Doctoral and Master level students in the college of Education at Mississippi State University

 

1997 to 1998 Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant for Christopher H. Skinner. Taught undergraduate course in educational psychology and assisted with research data collection, analysis and manuscript writing. 

 

1996 to 1997   Supervisor Educational Resource Center at Mississippi State University : Managed undergraduate work study students and facilitated faculty with  presentation materials

 

1996 Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Lake Superior State University


RESEARCH  (Highlighting indicates student co-authorship)

 

Manuscripts in Preparation

 

Clark, S. & Cates, G. L., (Manuscript in Preparation). Comparison of Opportunities to Respond and Levels of Contextual Effects on Acquisition, Maintenance, and Generalization of Sight Words.

 

Gadke, D., Cates, G. L. & Swerdlik, M.E. (Invited Manuscript in preparation). Introduction to Response to Intervention. In Bakken J. (Ed.) Response to Intervention: A Practical Approach.

 

Launiger, B., Erkfritz-Gay, K. & Cates, G. L. Relationship between mathematics anxiety and middle school student performance: Building a case for building fluency. To be submitted to School Psychology

 

Staskl, R. & Cates, G. L. Relationship between mathematics anxiety, trait anxiety, and middle school student performance in geometry.

 

Hickey, A., Miller, R., Martinez-Dick, M., Bliss, K., & Cates, G. L. Experimental Analysis of Reading Fluency Interventions: Considering Instructional time when making data-based decisions.

 

Hickey, A., Miller, R., Martinez-Dick, M., Bliss, K., & Cates, G. L. Experimental Analysis of Reading Accuracy Interventions: Considering Instructional time when making data-based decisions. To be submitted to the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

 

Erkfritz-Gay, K., & Cates, G. L. Differential effects of three computer assisted instruction methods in mathematics. To be submitted to Journal of School Psychology

 

Clark, S., & Cates, G. L. Differential effectiveness of three sight word drill procedures on acquisition, maintenance, and generalization. To be submitted to Education and Treatment of Children

 

Manuscripts in Submission

Joseph, L. M., Konrad, M., Cates, G. L., Vajcner, T., Eveleigh, E., & Fishley, K. M. (In Submission). A Meta-Analytic Review of the Cover-Copy-Compare and Variations of this Self-management Procedure. School Psychology Review.

 

Published Books and Chapters

 

Cates, G. L., Blum, C. & Swerdlik. M. E. (In Press). Effective RTI Training and Practice: Helping School and District Teams Improve Academic Performance and Social Behavior.  Research Press: Champaign, IL.

 

Cates, G. L (In Press). Data-Based Decision Making Across a Multi-tiered System of Support. In Bakken, J. (Ed.) Response to Intervention: A Practical Approach.

 

Kreissl, C., Linnell, J., & Cates, G. L. (In Press). The Collaborative School Psychologist. . In Simpson, C. & Bakken, J. (Eds.) Collaboration: A Multidisciplinary approach to Educating Students with Disabilities.  Prufrock Press Inc.: Waco, TX..

 

Published Journal Articles

 

Johnson-Gros, K., Kaase, K. J., Medley, M. B., Cates, G. L., & Doggett, R. A. (2011). The Essential Elements Matrices: Is RtI a Set of Interrelated or Independent Elements? Journal of Evidence-Based Practices in the Schools, 12, 5-14.

 

Johnson-Gros, K., Kaase, K. J., Medley, M. B., Cates, G. L., & Doggett, R. A. (2011). Implementation Guidelines: The Essential Elements Matrices. Journal of Evidence-Based Practices in the Schools, 12, 15-39.


Cates, G. L
., Bramlett, R., & Lauinger, B. (2010). Academic Interventions in School Psychology Journals:1995-2005. Psychology in the Schools. Vol.47(2), 114-125.

 

Grafman, J. & Cates, G. C. (2010). The differential effects of two self managed math instruction procedures: Cover, Copy and compare versus Copy, Cover, and Compare. Psychology in the Schools. Vol.47(2), 153-165.

 

Cates, G. L.. Burns, M., & Joseph, L. (In Press). Ensuring Efficient Learning across the Instructional Hierarchy: Getting Learning to occur is not enough. Psychology in the Schools. Vol.47(2), 111-113.

 

Cates, G. L., Dunne, M., Erkfritz, K. N., Kivisto, A., Lee, N., & Wierzbicki, J. (2007). Differential Effects of two spelling interventions on acquisition and maintenance of spelling words and adaptation to reading. Journal of Behavioral Education, 71-82.

 

Cates, G. L., & Erkfritz, K. (2007). Effects of interspersing rates on students? multiplication performance and preferences for mathematics assignments. Psychology in the Schools, 44, 615-625.

 

Cates, G. L. & Rhymer, K. N. (2006). Effects of explicit timing on elementary students? oral reading rates of word phrases. Reading Improvement, 148-156.

 

Cates, G. L., & Thomason, K., Havey, M., & McCormick, C. (2006). A preliminary investigation of the effects of reading fluency interventions on comprehension: using brief experimental analysis to select reading interventions. Journal of Applied School Psychology.

 

Rhymer, K. N. & Cates, G. L. (2006) Student performance on and preferences for mathematics word problems: An investigation of the effects of explicit timing and interspersing procedures. School Psychology Quarterly, 21, 34-45.

 

Cates, G. L. & Lee, D. (2005). Increasing learning by getting students to choose to complete more work: Introduction to a special issue on interspersing procedures, Journal of Behavioral Education, 14, 223-225.

 

Cates, G. L. (2005), A review of the effects of interspersing procedures on the stages of academic skill Development, Journal of Behavioral Education, 14, 305-325.

 

Havey, M., Olson, J., McCormick, C, & Cates, G. L. (2005). Teacher perceptions of the incidence and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Applied Neuropsychology, 12, 120-127.

 

Cates, G. L. (2005). Effects of peer versus computer assisted drill on mathematics response rates. Psychology in the Schools, 42 (6), 637-646.

 

Cates, G. L. & Dalenberg, A. (2005) Effects of interspersing rate on student choice for mathematic assignments. Journal of Behavioral Education, 14 (2), 89-103.

 

Cates, G. L. (2004). Self-Injurious Behavior. In T. S. Watson & C. H. Skinner (Eds.),  Encyclopedia of School Psychology (pp. 287-289). New York: Kluwer Press.

 

Cates, G. L. (2004). Curriculum Based Measurement: Mathematics. In T. S. Watson & C. H. Skinner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of School Psychology (pp. 179-180). New York: Kluwer Press.

 

Cates, G. L. (2004). Motor Free Visual Perception Test. In T. S. Watson & C. H. Skinner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of School Psychology (pp. 195). New York: Kluwer Press.

 

Cates, G. L. (2004). Effects of an explicit timing procedure on mathematics response rate and crying: A case example of extending research through practice. Proven Practice: Prevention & RemediationSolutions for Schools.

 

Cates, G. L., Skinner, C.H., Watson, T. S., Smith, T. L., Weaver, A., & Jackson, B. (2004). Instructional effectiveness and instructional efficiency as considerations for data-based decision making: An evaluation of interspersing procedures. School Psychology Review.

 

Cates, G. L., Rhymer, K. N. (2003). Examining the relationship between mathematics anxiety and mathematics performance: An instructional hierarchy perspective. Journal of Behavioral Education, 12, 23-34..

 

Cates, G. L., & Skinner, C. H. (2000). Getting remedial mathematics students to choose homework with 20% and 40% more problems: An investigation of the strength of the interspersing procedure. Psychology in the Schools, 37, 339-347.

 

Cates, G. L., Skinner, C. H., Watkins, C. E., Rhymer, K. N., Miles, S. L. & McCurdy, M. (1999). Effects of interspersing additional brief math problems on student performance and  perception of math assignments: Getting students to prefer to do more work. Journal of Behavioral Education, 9, 177-192.

 

Skinner, C. H., Hall-Johnson, K., Skinner, A. L., Cates, G. L., & Johns, G. A., &  Webber, J. (1999). Enhancing students? perceptions of mathematics assignments by increasing relative problem completion rates through the interspersal technique. Journal of Experimental Education, 68, 43-59.

 

Skinner, C. H., Robinson, S. A., Brown, C. S., & Cates, G. L. (1999). Female publication patterns in School Psychology Review, Journal of School Psychology, and School Psychology Quarterly from 1985-1994. School Psychology Review, 28, 76-83.

 

Presentations at National Conferences

 

Cates, G. L., & Johnson-Gros, K., (May, 2010). Toward a Behavior Analytic Method of  Identifying Effective Instructional Reading Interventions. Presentation to be made at the annual International Association for Behavior Analysis conference: San Antonio, Tx.

 

Johnson-Gros, Cates, G. L. (May, 2010). Examining Models for Academic Interventions: Emphasis on academic response patterns. Presentation to be made at the annual International Association for Behavior Analysis conference:             San Antonio, Tx.

 

Cates, G. L. & Ditkowski, B. (March 2010). Ten moments of data-based decision making for RTI Schools. Workshop at National Association of School Psychologists: Chicago, IL.

 

Erkfritz, K. & Cates, G. L. (March 2010). Differential effects of computer assisted instruction programs on student learning rates. Presentation to be made at the National Association of School Psychologists: Chicago, IL.

 

Johnson-Gros, K., Duhon, G., Cates, G. L., & Poncy, B. (March, 2010). Understanding what maked math interventions effective. Symposium to be made at the National Association of School Psychologists: Chicago, IL.

 

Kriesel, C. & Cates, G. L. (March, 2010). Relationship between variability and response  to intervention. Presentation to be made at the National Association of School Psychologists: Chicago, IL

 

Swerdlik, M. E., Cates, G. L., Golomb, S., Cox, K., Ditkowski, B., & Bell, D. (March 2010). Illinois Statewide Implementation of the Problem Solving/RtI Initiative. Presentation to be made at the National Association of School Psychologists: Chicago, IL

 

Cates, G. L., (February, 2009). Making Decisions with Data in Response to Intervention Schools. Invited Half day

workshop to be presented at the National Association of School Psychologists. Boston, MA.

 

Cates, G. L., Shinn,M. Prasse, D., & Swerdlik, M. (2009). Illinois State Wide Implementation of Response to Intervention. Paper to be presented at the National Association of School Psychologists, Boston, MA.

 

Wallace, J. & Cates, G. L., (2009). Differential effects of error correction procedures on student reading performance.

Presentation to be made at the National Association of School Psychologists, Boston, MA.

 

Miller, R., Hickey, A., Martinez-Dick, M., & Cates, G. L., (2009). Effectiveness and efficiency of error correction procedures on student reading accuracy performance. Presentation to be made at the National Association of School Psycholgists, Boston, MA.

 

Macpherson, J., Canty, K., Kriesel, C., & Cates, G. L., (2009). Relationship between maze accuracy and fluency and ISAT scores. Presentation to be made at the National Association of School Psychologists, Boston, MA.

 

Lauinger, B., Erkfritz, K., & Cates, G. L., (2009). Mathematics Anxiety and Mathematic performance among middle school students. Presentation to be made at the National Association of School Psychologists, Boston, MA.

 

Cates, G. L. (February, 2008). Data-Based Decision Making Made Simple in RtI Schools. Mini Skills Workshop. Presented at the Annual National Association Of School Psychologists Conference. New Orleans, LA.

 

Miller, R., Badgerow, G., Whitney, A., & Cates, G. L. (February 2007). Effectiveness of My Breakfast Reading

Program on Early Reading Performance. Poster to be presented at the Annual National Association Of  School Psychologists Conference. New Orleans, LA.

 

Dickey, T., & Cates, G. L. (February 2007). Oral Reading Comprehension Rate Predicting State Standardized Scores.

Poster to be presented at the Annual National Association Of School Psychologists Conference. New

Orleans, LA.

 

Cates, G. L., & Erkfritz, K. N. (April, 2006). Changing students? Acceptability of Math Assignments:

Investigating Interspersing Rates. Paper presentation to be made at the National Association of School

Psychologists.

 

Cates, G. L., Ebbert, D., & Stagg, J. (April, 2006). Considering Probe Duration When Evaluating Reading Interventions Paper presentation to be made at the National Association of School Psychologists.

 

Erkfritz, K. N. &  Cates, G. L.(April, 2006). Effects of Interspersing and Pacing on Spelling Performance. Paper presentation to be made at the National Association of School Psychologists.

 

Cates, G. L. & May, R. (April, 2005). Computer technology and FBA: Collecting more meaningful data more efficiently. Paper presentation made at the National Association of School Psychologists.

 

Cates, G. L. & Thomason, K. (April, 2005). Using Experimental Analyses to Identify Reading Interventions for Special Populations. Paper presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists.

 

Cates, G. L., & May, R. (May, 2005). Using Computer Technology during Educational Observations: A Potential Efficient Alterative to Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Paper presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

 

Cates, G. L., & Thomason, K. (May, 2005). Considering Comprehension Levels When Conducting an Experimental Analysis of Reading Interventions. Paper presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (May, 2004). Effects of interspersing rate on student preferences for academic assignments. Paper presentation made at the Association of Behavior Analysis. Boston, MA.

 

Cates, G. L. & Dalenberg (May, 2004). Effects of positive and negative reward on college student performance in a research experiment. Paper presentation made at the Association of Behavior Analysis. Boston, MA.

 

Cates, G. L., & Hollinger, S. (May, 2003). Effects of Exlipict Timing on Crying and Mathematics Performance. Paper presentation made at the Association of Behavior Analysis. San Fransico, CA.

 

Cates, G. L., Hollinger, S., Kapper, S., & Swango, A. (May, 2003). Choosing appropriate Individualized Instructional Strategies: A comparison of Peer versus Computer Mediated Drill. Paper presentation made at the Association of

Behavior Analysis. San Fransico, CA.

 

Cates, G. L. (February, 2003). Treatment effectiveness versus treatment efficiency: Evaluating the effects of academic interventions. Poster presentation at the 2002 annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists in Chicago, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (May, 2002). Effects of forward and backward chaining on learning to play guitar from a model. Poster presented at the 2002 annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

Patel, M. R., Cates, G. L., Alley, R. E., & Piazza, C. C. (May 2001). A Systematic Evaluation of Food Textures. Symposium at the Association for Behavior Analysis 26th annual convention.

 

Skinner, C. H., Teeple, D., Neddenriep, C., & Skinner, A. L. & Cates, G. L., (May, 2001). Relative Problem Completion Rates During Independent Seatwork: Completion Rates Operate Like Rates of Reinforcement. Symposium at the Association for Behavior Analysis 26th annual convention.

 

Martinez, C. L., Cates, G. L., Kim, F. & Piazza, C. C. (May, 2001). Effects of Noncontingent Reinforcement and Escape Extinction on the Acquisition of Cup Drinking in Children with Feeding Disorders. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 26th annual convention.

 

Cates, G. L., Martinez, C. Kim, F. & Piazza, C. (May, 2001). The Effects of Self-feeding versus Non-Self Feeding on Feeding Acquisition in Children with Feeding Problems. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 26th annual convention.

 

Cates, G. L., Watson, T. S., Smith, T. Weaver, A., Jackson, B. (May, 2001). Differential Effects of Task Variation Procedures on Spelling Skill Acquisition and Ratings of Academic Assignments among Students with Spelling Skill Deficits. Paper presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 26th annual convention.

 

Cates, G. L., & Rhymer, K. N. (May, 2001) Understanding Interspersing Procedures and Their Utility in Academic Instruction. Symposium Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 26th annual convention.

 

Patel, M. R., Piazza, C. C., Allen, K. D., & Cates, G. L. (May, 2001). Professional Development Series: Preparing for Pre-Doctoral Internships. Symposium presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 26th annual convention.

 

Rhymer, K. N., Dittmer, K. I., Cates, G. L., Bradley, T. A., Skinner, C. H. (April, 1999). Applied Academic interventions for at-risk students. Poster presentation at the 1999 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention.

 

Cates, G. L., Skinner, C. H. (1999, May) Getting remedial Mathematics students to choose to do 40% more work: An investigation of the interspersing procedure. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis 25th annual convention.

 

Cates, G. L., Watson, T. S., (1999, May). Clinical effects of simplified habit reversal procedure on covert habitual counting. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis 25th annual convention.

 

Cates, G. L., Skinner, C. H., & McCurdy, M. (1998, May). Testing Limits of the interspersal Technique: Getting Students to choose to do more Drill and Practice. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis 24th annual convention.


McCurdy, M., Cates, G. L., Watkins, C. E., & Skinner, C. H. (1998, May). Getting Students to choose to do more math: An investigation of the interspersal technique. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis 24th annual convention.

 

Presentations at State/Regional Conferences


Bell, K., Jacob, A., & Cates, G. L. (Janaury, 2010). Establishing a Relationship Between Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention Tools to Predict Statewide Assessment Scores in reading. Paper to be presented at the annual Illinois School Psychology Association conference

 

Cajindos, N., Jacob, A., Cates, G. L., & Swerdlik, M. E. (January, 2010). Utilizing Experimental Functional Analysis of Behavior to Inform Plan Development of Academic Interventions. Paper to be presented at the annual Illinois School Psychology Association conference.

           

Gadke, D., Jackson, S., Mazzone, L., Cates, G. L. (January, 2010). Using Experimental Analysis to Develop Individualized Reading Interventions. Paper to be presented at the annual Illinois School Psychology Association conference.

 

Hickey, A., Linell, J. & Cates, G. L. (January, 2010). Using Direct Instruction as Method  for Improving Advanced Academic Skills of Individual Students. Paper to be presented at the annual Illinois School Psychology Association conference(January, 2010).

 

Hickey, A., Whittington, A., Miller, K., Bell, K., Battaglini, M., & Cates, G. L. Case Examples of individualized Academic Intervention Outcomes. Paper to be presented at             the annual Illinois School Psychology Association conference(January, 2010).

 

Jacob, A., Bell, K.., & Cates, G. L. (January, 2010). Establishing a Relationship Between Diagnostic Assessment and Intervention Tools to Predict Statewide Assessment Scores in Math. Paper to be presented at the annual Illinois School Psychology Association conference.

 

Cates, G. L., Johnson-Gros, K., & Miller, R. (2009). Making Instructional    Decisions Based on Graphs: Training the Eyes through Standardization. Paper presented at the Illinois School Psychology Association Annual Conference.

              

Canty, K., Dick, S., Heitz, M., Hickey, A., Macpherson, J., Vogel, H., & Cates, G. L.  (2009). Using student responding as a guide for instructional decision making. Paper presented at the Illinois School Psychology Association Annual Conference


Hickey, A., Miller, R., Martinez-Dick, M., & Cates, G.L. (2009). Differential effects of three reading fluency interventions: Effectiveness vs. Efficiency. Poster presented at the Illinois School Psychology Association Annual Conference

 

Hickey, A., Miller, R., Martinez-Dick, M., & Cates, G.L. (2009). Differential effects of three reading accuracy interventions: Effectiveness vs. efficiency. Poster presented at the Illinois School Psychology Association Annual Conference.

 

Cates, G. L. (2008). Data Based Decision Making. (January 2008). Invited workshop at the Illinois School Psychology Association.

 

Cates,  G. L., Prasse, D., Shinn, M., & Swerdlik, M. E. (Februrary 2007). Illinois' Statewide Implementation of the Problem Solving/RtI Initiative. Poster To be presented at the Annual Illinois School Psychology Association.

 

Luckner, A., Stagg, J., Huber, B., Cates, G. L., & Gioia, K., (February, 2006). School psychologist as consultant. Presentation to be made at the Annual Illinois School Psychology Association. St. Charles, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (February 2004). Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability: A single-Case Approach. Paper presented at the 2004 annual convention of the Illinois School Psychology Association. Springfield, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (February 2003). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Academic Interventions. Paper presented at the 2003 annual convention of the Illinois School Psychology Association. Springfield, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (February 2003). Examining the relative effectiveness of Peer Tutoring and Computer Assisted Instruction: An example of linking interventions to instructional format. Paper presented at the 2003 annual convention of the Illinois School Psychology Association. Springfield, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. & Smith, S. L. (January, 2000). Effects of behavioral momentum on "zoning out" behavior. Paper presented at the Annual Mississippi Association for Psychology in the Schools (Jackson, MS).

 

Cates, G. L. (January, 2000). Effects of noncontingent reinforcement and contingent reinforcement on disruptive classroom behavior. Paper presented at the Annual Mississippi Association for Psychology in the Schools (Jackson, MS).

 

Cates, G. L., & Watson, T. S. (October, 1999). Clinical effects of simplified habit reversal procedure on covert counting habit behavior: A case study. Paper presented at the Mississippi Psychological Association (Biloxi, Mississippi).

 

Cates, G. L., Rhymer, K. N., & Skinner, C. H. (November, 1999). Preferences of preservice teachers when consulting with school psychologists. Paper presented at Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear, Alabama).


Cates, G. L. (November, 1999). Psychometric evaluation of the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Anxiety Scale: Reliability and Factor Analysis. Paper presented at the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear Alabama).

 

Cates, G. L., Rhymer, K. N., Smith, S. L., Skinner, C. H. (1998, November). What is the relationship between math fluency and math-esteem and self-concept? Paper Presentation at the Mid-South Educational Research Association.

 

Skinner, A. L., Cashwell, C. S., & Cates, G. L. (1998, November). Supervisory ratings of counselors with disabilities: Influence of previous contact with people with disabilities. Paper Presentation at the Mid-South Educational Research Association.

 

Smith, S. L., Cates, G. L., Rhymer, K. N., & Skinner, C. H. (1998). What is the relationship between math fluency and math-esteem and self-concept? Paper presentation at the Conference for the Mid South Psychology in the Schools.


Cates, G. L. (1998, November). Getting Students to choose mathematics homework with 20and 40% more problems? An investigation of the strength of the interspersal technique. Paper presentation at the Mid-South Educational Research Association.

 

Cates, G. L., Watkins, C. E., Skinner, C. H., McCurdy, M., & Rhymer, K. N. (1997, November) Effects of interspersing additional brief math problems on student performance and perception of math assignments: Getting students to prefer to do more. Paper presentation at the Mid-South Educational Research Association.

 

Cates G. L., Evans, T., Jones, S., McCurdy, M., & Givhan, S. (1996, November). If it takes one to know one: Who wants to be one? Presentation at Mid-South Regional Conference for Psychology in the Schools.

 

Editorial Review Boards

Journal of Behavioral Education (2001-Current)

Proven Practice: Prevention and Remediation Strategies for Schools (2004 ?name changed to Journal of Evidence Based Practices for Schools)

Journal of Evidence Based Practices for Schools (2004-Current)

Invited Guest Manuscript Reviewer

Communique   (April, 2004)

Proven Practice: Prevention and Remediation Solutions for Schools (2001)

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (October, 2000; November, 2000; September, 2005)

 

Funded Intramural Grants

Pre-Tenured Faculty Initiative Grant 2006 ISU

New Faculty Initiative Grant Summer 2005 ISU

College of Sciences Special Projects for Summer 2002 EIU

College of Sciences Small Grant Fund  EIU

Sponsor of Honors Program Undergraduate Research Award EIU

Sponsor of Student Undergraduate Research Award EIU

 

Funded External Grants and Contracts

Flexible Student Services Model in Webster Groves, MO.: Program evaluation grant

Central Regional Professional Development Center: Program evaluation grant

My Breakfast Reading Program and State Farm: Research grant

Evaluator, Physical Education Grant, Stevenson High School

 

SERVICE

Academic Intervention and Consultation Service ? Coordinator

I-ASPIRE Central Region Evaluator

 

Current Departmental Committees

Institutional Review Board  Department Representative

School Psychology Curriculum Committee

Administrative Team of the Psychological Services Center

 

Work Shops

Cates, G. L.,  Understanding Response to Intervention. Invited workshop to Cerro Gordo Elementary School

 

Cates, G. L., Understanding Response to Intervention. Invited workshop to Cerro Gordo Secondary Education.

 

Cates, G. L., Behavioral Interventions. Invited workshop to the Michigan Association of School Social Workers.

 

Cates, G. L. Building Consensus for a Response to Intervention Model. School District In-service DeeMack School

District.

 

Cates, G. L.  Building the Infrastructure of a Response to Intervention Model. School District In-service DeeMack School District.

 

Cates, G. L.  Problem-Solving. School District In-service DeeMack School District.

 

Cates, G. L. (January, 2004). Understanding and Managing Behavior of Early Childhood. 2 hour workshop to

parents and teachers of Effingham School District. Effingham, IL.

 

Cates, G.L. (January, 2002). Applied Behavior Analysis in Educational Environments. 12 Hour Workshop to

teachers of Humboldt Elementary School: Humboldt, IL.

 

Cates, G. L.  (December, 2002). Curriculum Based Assessment: What it is and how to do it. Workshop

provided to school psychologist of Urbana School District, Urbana IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (January 2003). Assessment and Remediation of Academic Skills Deficits. 12 Hour Workshop to

teachers of Humboldt Elementary School: Humboldt, IL.

 

Guest Speaking Engagements

 

Cates, G. L., Preparing for teaching. Invited presentation at Millikin University to teacher education graduates.

 

Cates, G. L., Data Based Decision Making. Presented to School Psychology Program at Eastern Illinois University.

 

Cates, G. L. Rural Champaign Special Education Cooperative on Using Microsoft Excel to graph and manage school wide data.

 

Cates, G. L., Rural Champaign Special Education Cooperative on Data Based Decision Making.

 

Cates, G. L. (August, 2006). Response to Intervention: A focus on mathematics. Invited presentation to the school psychologists and counselors of Tri-County Special Education Cooperative, Bloomington, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (April, 2005). Current issues in assessment and intervention of academic problems. Invited presentation to psychology faculty and school psychology students at the University of Miami Ohio.

 

Cates, G. L. (April, 2005). Brief experimental analysis of reading interventions. Invited presentation to the Behavioral Psychology Department of the Marcus Institute. Atlanta, GA.

 

Cates, G. L. (February, 2004). Understanding and managing your child?s? behavior. Invited presentation to members of the Toledo School District. Toledo, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (January, 2004). Understanding and managing your child?s behavior. Invited Presentation to parents and teachers of Toledo Head start. Toledo, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (January, 2004). Understanding and managing your child?s; behavior. Invited presentation to parents and teachers of Mattoon head start. Mattoon, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (September, 2003). Understanding your child?s psychoeducational evaluation. Invited presentation to members of Parents Raising Awareness in Special Education: Charleston, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (January, 2002). Research made easy. Invited presentation to Lakeland College Undergraduate Psychology Students: Mattoon, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (April, 2002). Invited panel discussant on bully prevention. Charleston PTA. Charleston, Illinois.

 

Cates, G. L., (April, 2002). Understanding Parents. Invited Presentation to middle school students in Bond County IL: Greenville, IL.

 

Cates, G. L., (April, 2003). Motivation. Invited Presentation to middle school students in Bond Count IL: Greenville, IL.

 

Cates, G. L. (2001). Securing an APA internship. Invited Presentation to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville school psychology students.

 

Community Service and Consultation Activities Related to School Psychology

 

Unit 5 Consultant/Trainer for the development and implementation of  Response to Intervention Initiative. Bloomington, IL.

 

Metcalf Labrotaroy School Consultant/Trainer for the development and implementation of  Response to Intervention Initiative. Bloomington, IL.

 

Lenawee Country Intermediate School District Consultant/Trainer for the development and implementation of  Response to Intervention Initiative. Adrian, MI.

 

Kaskaskia Special Education Cooperative Consultant/Trainer for the development and implementation of  Response to Intervention Initiative. Centralia, IL.

 

Tri-County Special Education Cooperative Consultant/Trainer for the development and implementation of  Response to Intervention Initiative. Bloomington, IL.

 

Rudyard School District - Consultant/Trainer for the development and implementation of  Response to Intervention Initiative. Rudyard, IL.

 

Laffeyette School Distrcit ? Consultant/Trainer for the development and implementation of  Response to Intervention Initiative. Laffeyette, IN.

 

Livingston County Special Education Cooperative ? Consultant/Trainer for the development and implementation of  Response to Intervention Initiative. Pontiac, IL.

 

Knox-Warren Special Education Cooperative ? Consultant/Trainer for the development and implementation of Response to Intervention initiative. Galesburg, IL.

 

Dee-Mack School District 701 ? Consultant/Trainer for the development and implementation of response to intervention system. Mackinaw, IL.

 

Macon-Piatt Special Education Cooperative ? Consultant/Trainer for the development and implementation of response to intervention system. Decatur, IL.

 

Streator School District ? Consultant for the development and implementation of Response to Intervention system.

 

Kirkwood, Mehlville, Special, and Webster Groves School District ? Consultant for the development and implementation of the Flexible Student Services Model for four suburban school districts (15 schools) in St. Louis Missouri.

 

Peoria School District 150 ? Providing consultation and training services related to school and district wide positive behavior and academic intervention support (PBAIS).

 

Heart of Illinois Low Incidence Association ? Evaluation of facilitator effectiveness in providing HILIA services

 

ERBA Headstart ? Providing consultation services related to early childhood intervention

 

Macon County Educational Cooperative ? Providing teacher/staff training in applied behavior analysis for the purposes of developing and monitoring treatments for students with behavior problems.

 

Thomas Pane Elementary School ? Providing training and consultation with regard to school district reform to include pre-referral teams and school wide curriculum based assessment

 

Professional Memberships

National Association for School Psychologists

American Psychological Association

Association of Applied Behavior Analysis

American Psychological Association (Division 16-School Psychology)

Behavioral School Psychology Interest Group

Illinois School Psychology Association

 

 
My first book related to the work I do in schools is available here.