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.


36th Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2010

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Panel #402
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
The Applied Behavior Analysis Crusades: Notes From the Front Lines
Monday, May 31, 2010
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Seguin (Grand Hyatt)
Area: CSE/TBA; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Jessica Everett, Ph.D.
Chair: Janet L. Montgomery (Florida Institute of Technology)
KRISTIN K. MYERS (Florida Tech)
COREY L. ROBERTSON (Florida Institute of Technology)
CINDY SCHMITT (Florida Institute of Technology)
Abstract: B. F. Skinner saw the potential for world change in what he had discovered regarding human behavior. In the 21st century, applied behavior analysis (ABA) is gaining worldwide recognition and acceptance, mostly due to its implications for autism and developmental disabilities. However the reach of ABA does not stop there, and it is important to broadcast successful application in business, education, homeland security, parent training, and more. As Applied Behavior Analysis is a natural science of human behavior, any movement to spread the knowledge and use of the principles of ABA ethically requires proper training. In this panel, we propose three cornerstones of the crusade for ABA: Dissemination, Education, and Supervision. In addition, we share where the field is now, what some are currently doing, and what we need to do to ensure Applied Behavior Analysis becomes part of 21st century culture.



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