Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


33rd Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2007

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Panel #186
Participatory Community Research and Effective Dissemination: Experiences from Aging and Long Term Care Research
Sunday, May 27, 2007
10:30 AM–11:50 AM
Molly AB
Area: DEV/CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: R. Mark Mathews (University of Sydney)
R. MARK MATHEWS (University of Sydney)
LINDA A. LEBLANC (Western Michigan University)
BETH A. D. NOLAN (University of Pittsburgh)
LEILANI FELICIANO (University of California, San Francisco)
Abstract: Behavior analysis has a long history of developing effective intervention technologies in research contexts. However, maintenance of effects beyond the initial experimental implementation can prove difficult. This panel will discuss the benefits of community driven rather than theory driven research projects. Examples of effective dissemination strategies (e.g., train the trainer model, environmental redesign, outreach to ethnically diverse communities) will be provided. Finally, panelists will present strategies that have been used to create and maintain programs in a range of community and long-term care settings after the researcher leaves.



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