Association for Behavior Analysis International

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36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Invited Tutorial #460
CE Offered: BACB
A Tutorial on Objective Methods for Determining the Values of Those We Serve for the Things We Recommend as Behavior Analysts
Monday, May 31, 2010
3:30 PM–4:20 PM
Ballroom A (CC)
Area: DDA/CSE; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
BACB CE Offered. CE Instructor: Mark O'Reilly, Ph.D.
Chair: Jennifer M. Asmus (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Presenting Authors: : GREGORY P. HANLEY (Western New England College)
Abstract: The adoption of effective behavioral interventions and teaching strategies for young children is largely influenced by the extent to which stakeholders find the procedures appropriate and the effects important. Stakeholder values have been described as indices of social validity in applied behavior analysis, and these have typically been collected via indirect measurement. This reliance on verbal descriptions of values has inadvertently marginalized young children and adults with severe language impairments from full participation in the social validation process. In this tutorial, strategies for empirically-deriving the values of people with limited language abilities for interventions, teaching tactics, or habilitative and educational contexts will be described.
GREGORY P. HANLEY (Western New England College)
Gregory Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA, has over 19 years experience applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behaviors of children and adults with and without disabilities. Dr. Hanley is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program at Western New England College. Dr. Hanley has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals in areas such as the assessment and prevention of problem behavior, teaching tactics for young children, and evidence-based values. Dr. Hanley is a Senior Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and its next Editor, and a past Associate Editor of The Behavior Analyst and of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. He was the 2006 recipient of the B.F. Skinner New Researcher Award by Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association and was appointed a Fellow of the Association in 2007.



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