USU-Behavior and Education Systems and Training (USU-BEST)

Utah State University's Center for the School of the Future (CSF) offers behavior support, consultation and training to Utah’s school leaders, instructional staff and behavior specialists to effectively support students displaying tier III level behaviors. 

What is it?

  • Face-to-face and virtual consultation
  • Face-to-face and virtual student observations
  • Virtual or video recorded student observations
  • Face-to-face or virtual coaching
  • Face-to-face or virtual implementation support
  • Functional behavior assessment
  • Behavior intervention plan development
  • Ecological/environmental assessment
  • School-wide tier 1, 2, 3 systems analysis
  • Parent, staff and student training
  • School or system wide professional development
  • Face-to-face or virtual implementation support
  • Policy development assistance
  • Guidance on applying IDEA policy and procedures responsive to behavioral issues

How do I get started?

It’s easy… simply email or contact David Forbush to learn more about USU-BEST and discuss your needs 435-797-9050,

USU-BEST is a fee for service offering. USU-BEST staff have extensive experience, are friendly, and look forward to working closely with you.

Mission statement

“USU-BEST services provide effective and efficient consultation, training, assessment, and other services to K-12 school administrators, teachers, parents and other stakeholders to strengthen learning systems so that K-12 students will be measurably equipped with knowledge, skills and behaviors that most predictably lead to productive, joyful lives.”


  • USU-BEST works to provide simple, efficient, effective, durable, and evolving educational solutions.
  • USU-BEST works to offer and sustain services valued by clients.
  • USU-BEST works to develop deep, joyous, and long lasting professional and collegial relationships.