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Ronnie Detrich, PhD

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Ronnie Detrich is a senior fellow at the Wing Institute, a nonprofit foundation with the mission of promoting evidence-based practices in education. Prior to joining the Wing Institute, he was clinical director of a large nonpublic school for students with significant behavioral challenges for 20 years. He has been providing services for children and youth since 1967. During that time, he has served as a direct service provider as well as director of programs such as a statewide autism program in South Dakota and a residential treatment program for adjudicated adolescents in West Virginia. All of his work has been characterized by implementing evidence-informed programs and data-based decision-making. Most recently, his work has focused on the role of evidence-based practice in education reform, the implications of evidence-based practice as a decision-making process, methods for assuring high levels of treatment integrity at scales of social importance, and the dissemination and actual implementation of effective programs. He is a trustee of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, has served as the coordinator of the Practice Board for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and is on the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals.

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