Herb Severson received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is currently a Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. He is a licensed psychologist with over 40 years of experience in intervention and prevention research. He directed the School Psychology and Counseling Psychology Programs at the University of Oregon and has been Director of the Oregon Research Institute. Since 1979, Dr. Severson has been an investigator on more than 50 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants researching the development of effective screening, identification, and early interventions to prevent behavior disorders in young children. He collaborated with Dr. Walker in the development and evaluation of both the Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders (SSBD) and the First Step to Success programs. In addition, Dr. Severson developed and evaluated numerous tobacco prevention and cessation interventions. In addition to more than 140 journal articles, Dr. Severson has authored numerous prevention and cessation books and over 30 video, computer, and web-based training programs and interventions.
Universal tools to craft the climate and culture of the whole school.
Tools to help teachers make a positive impact with all of their students.
Individualized interventions to support students with the greatest need.
Tools to develop and enhance explicit instruction across the curriculum and intervention programs to improve reading achievement.