Dr. Terri Chiara Johnston

Dr. Terri Chiara Johnston
Dr. Terri Chiara Johnston

Prior to retiring in 2005, Terri Chiara Johnston, PhD, was an educator for almost 40 years, serving as teacher, school psychologist, and program director/principal. She taught at the kindergarten and middle school level early in her career, but her passion became helping youngsters who experienced severe behavior and communication challenges. During her professional journey, she received extensive training in applied behavior analysis, structured teaching (TEACCH), and crisis management. A recognized expert in the area of autism and emotional disturbance, Terri founded a consulting company, Support 4 Teachers and Families (www.s4ts4f.com).

Now Terri is completely retired from education and enjoys life with her husband, Joe Czup, and her golden retriever therapy dog, Roux. She works as a freelance writer and stringer reporter for Northeast Ohio Media Group, writing community stories for the Cleveland Sun News and cleveland.com.

Books by Author

Data Without Tears: How to Write Measurable Educational Goals and Collect Meaningful Data (cover)
How to Write Measurable Educational Goals and Collect Meaningful Data

The new and updated edition of this bestselling book presents an easy-to-use model for writing goals and objectives in a way that makes taking data

Behavior Intervention Without Tears: Keeping FBAs and BIPs Simple
Keeping FBAs and BIPs Simple

This book tackles basic issues involved in constructing sound functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs).