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.

34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

Program by Business Meetings: Sunday, May 25, 2008


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Business Meeting #123
Health, Sport, & Fitness Activity: Cardio-kickboxing
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Williford A
Chair: Elise Cooke (Holliston Public Schools)
Presenting Authors:
Take a break from sitting down all weekend. Discover how behavioral principles, kickboxing routines, and upbeat music can combine into a heart healthy cardio workout! All ABA members and guests are welcome; instruction will be differentiated to ensure that individuals of all fitness levels can be successful.
 
 
Business Meeting #124
ABAI Student Committee Business Meeting
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Boulevard B
Chair: Corina Jimenez-Gomez (Utah State University)
Presenting Authors:
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the activities and future goals of ABA's Student Committee. Student members will be provided with information on various ways to become involved with the Student Committee and will have the opportunity to suggest future directions and goals. We invite all student members to attend this meeting.
 
 
Business Meeting #125
Applied Animal Behavior Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Boulevard A
Chair: Jennifer L. Sobie (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Presenting Authors:
The annual business meeting of the AAB SIG will meet to discuss current membership, the treasurer's report, and relevant issues and advances through behavior analysis in the field of applied animal behavior. Specifically, discussion will touch upon advancement of SIG interests in and beyond the ABA conference and opportunities for student research in applied animal behavior. Announcement of nominees for the Marion Breland Bailey Student Research and Scholarship Award will be included. A newsletter containing a compilation of SIG-related presentations for the 2008 convention program will be provided to all attendees. Everyone is welcome to attend.
 
 
Business Meeting #126
Behavior Analyst Certification Board: International Certification Development
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
PDR 2
Chair: Gerald A Shook (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
Presenting Authors:
This meeting will address important components of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board which include: Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCABA) credentials; professional experience, coursework and degree requirements; approved course sequences; international examination administration; eligibility standards; and application for examination. Special emphasis will be on how individual countries can work with the BACB to develop time-limited alternative pathways for residents of the country to qualify for the BACB examinations. The presentation also will provide an overview of the current status of the BACB and its certificants. The presentation will focus on development of the BACB in the future, particularly as it relates to certification outside of the United States. Time will be provided for participant questions and discussion with the presenter.
 
 
Business Meeting #127
Behavioral Gerontology SIG
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
PDR 3
Chair: Paige Raetz (Western Michigan University)
Presenting Authors:
Annual meeting of the Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group. All ABA attendees interested in applied and basic issues in human aging or general rehabilitation are welcome. The winner of the student presenter award is announced if all aging related presentation are complete.
 
 
Business Meeting #128
Clinical Behavior Analysis SIG
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
PDR 1
Chair: Thomas J. Waltz (University of Nevada, Reno)
Presenting Authors:
This is the special interest group for those who have an interest in clinical applications of behavior analysis. Clinical behavior analysts work in both research and applied settings applying behavior analytic principles to just about any situation that may involve psychological distress. This is our annual meeting to discuss how to promote our work at ABA. Members have the opportunity to network and discuss their areas of interest and work, training opportunities, research projects, conceptual struggles and developments, and plan activities for next year’s convention. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about this exciting area of behavior analysis.
 
 
Business Meeting #129
Editorial Board Meeting: Behavior and Social Issues
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
4A
Chair: Mark A. Mattaini (Jane Addams College of Social Work-UIC)
Presenting Authors:
The editorial board will discuss progress in expanding our open access, on-line presence; expanding indexing; "institutionalizing" the journal; the future of the print version; and plans to expand submissions with social justice, human rights, environmental implications as well as those that advance the cultural analytic science.
 
 
Business Meeting #130
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis Board Meeting
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Marquette
Chair: Tiffany Kodak (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Presenting Authors:
This meeting provides the board members of the journal with an important opportunity to communicate with each other about issues that impact the Journal.
 
 
Business Meeting #131
NeuroSIG: Neuroscience SIG
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Williford B
Chair: Simon Dymond (Swansea University)
Presenting Authors:
The purpose of this meeting is to welcome members to the NeuroSIG, to discuss future events, nominate officers, and provide a forum for the discussion of issues related to the intersection of behavior analysis and neuroscience.
 
 
Business Meeting #132
Parent Professional Partnership SIG
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Astoria
Chair: David A. Celiberti (Private Practice)
Presenting Authors:
The discipline of applied behavior analysis owes much to parents who have been staunch advocates for higher quality services for their children. The synergy that can arise from parents and professional working together creates both exciting opportunities and possibilities. The Parent Professional Partnership SIG is one such opportunity for parents and professionals to come together. A business meeting will be held to provide a forum for networking, to help orient parents to the conference, to outline SIG goals and objectives, and to discuss ways to improve upon the SIG website, www.PPPSIG.org. All interested parents and professionals are encouraged to attend this meeting.
 
 
Business Meeting #133
Positive Behavior Support SIG
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Williford C
Chair: Robert F. Putnam (The May Institute, Inc.)
Presenting Authors:
The Association for Behavior Analysis’ Positive Behavior Support Special Interest Group is dedicated to promoting research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors. The goal of the PBS SIG to promote the use of positive behavior support interventions in schools, communities, agencies and in homes and support practitioners in its use.
 
 
Business Meeting #134
Sex Therapy and Educational Programming SIG (STEPSIG)
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
4D
Chair: Bobby Newman (Room to Grow)
Presenting Authors:
The Sex Therapy and Educational Programming SIG of ABA (STEPSIG) will meet to discuss past year's activities and to plan for the future of the SIG.
 
 
Business Meeting #135
Crime, Delinquence, and Forensic Behavior Analysis SIG
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
PDR 4
Chair: Joseph D. Cautilli (Children Crisis Treatment Center/St. Joseph's University)
Presenting Authors:
This is an open to welcome new members, discuss the work with the Behavior Analyst Online organization on the new journal- The Journal of Behavior Analysis of Offender and Victim - Treatment and Prevention, and to elect people to fill all the SIG leadership positions. We will also review the SIG discussion list http://www.baocommunity.org/mailman/listinfo and website.
 
 
Business Meeting #136
Speech Pathology SIG (SPABA)
Sunday, May 25, 2008
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Boulevard C
Chair: Barbara E. Esch (Esch Behavior Consultants, Inc.)
Presenting Authors:
The annual business meeting of the Speech Pathology SIG (SPABA) is open to anyone interested in promoting a behavioral approach to the analysis and treatment of speech, language, and/or swallowing disorders. There will be reports from members on mission-related activities and a review/discussion of current and future goals.
 
 
Business Meeting #298
Behavior Analyst Certification Board: Status and New Developments
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Waldorf
Chair: Gerald A Shook (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
Presenting Authors:
The meeting will address important developments within the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) relating to growth and changes in the BACB. Topics will include: new continuing education and recertification ethics and professional requirements, new update on proposed specialty credentials, and new disciplinary standards for BACB certificants. The presentation also will focus on future goals and action of the BACB.
 
 
Business Meeting #299
Behavior Analyst Online SIG
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Astoria
Chair: Michael Weinberg (Professional Education Resources and Conference Services)
Presenting Authors:
This is the annual meeting of the Governing Board and general membership of the Behavior Analyst Online SIG. During the meeting, we will vote for new Board Members, present a status report on the journals regarding publication activity, discuss fund raising activity to support the journals, identify editorial board slots and any new appointments needed for the journals operated by the BAO, as well as discussion of other topics regarding our mission and future directions and actions by the BAO Board.
 
 
Business Meeting #300
Behaviorists Interested in Gambling SIG
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
PDR 4
Chair: Jeffrey N. Weatherly (University of North Dakota)
Presenting Authors:
This meeting represents the annual business meeting of the BIG SIG. Discussion will focus on developing upcoming efforts and events.
 
 
Business Meeting #301
Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis Business Meeting
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Williford B
Chair: Adam Derenne (University of North Dakota)
Presenting Authors:
The Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA) will be holding the semi-annual business meeting to discuss the 2008 convention.
 
 
Business Meeting #302
Parents and Professionals Sharing the Convention Experience
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
PDR 3
Chair: Jack Scott (Florida Atlantic University)
Presenting Authors:
This meeting provides an opportunity for parents of children receiving behavior analytic services and professionals to gather in an informal setting to discuss the convention and common issues. Autism is expected to be a major topic. Pam Gorski, executive director of Reaching Potentials, an ABA parent support agency, will co-host this meeting. Refreshments will be provided.
 
 
Business Meeting #303
Pilates & Yoga Workout
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Williford A
Chair: Kim D. Lucker Greene (Behavior Mgmt. Consultants)
Presenting Authors:
This workout session, sponsored by the Health, Sport, and Fitness SIG group, is open to all levels. The class will be half Pilates and half Yoga. Great to invigorate tired muscles and get the rejuvenation you need to continue through the conference with rigor. Please wear comfortable clothing.
 
 
Business Meeting #304
Technology SIG
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
PDR 1
Chair: Christina Whalen (TeachTown, Inc.)
Presenting Authors:
The Technology SIG will meet to discuss the development of an online ABA blog, collaboration of technologies, promotion of technology within ABA, educating others about ABA through technology, webcasting ABA presentations, characteristics and traits of ABA technology, goals and objectives of Technology SIG for 2008-2009, and creation of officers and responsibilities. All who are interested in this topic are welcome to join the SIG or just attend the meeting.
 
 
Business Meeting #305
Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
PDR 2
Chair: William F. Potter (California State University, Stanislaus)
Presenting Authors:
The VB SIG is dedicated to promoting research, teaching and general dissemination of news related to Verbal Behavior. The purpose of the meeting is to network people involved or interested in VB, as well as establish projects and activities related to VB. Everyone is invited to attend.
 
 
Business Meeting #306
Dissemination of Behavior Analysis SIG
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Boulevard B
Chair: Joshua K. Pritchard (University of Nevada, Reno)
Presenting Authors:
A review of the formative 6 months of this SIG whose mission is to disseminate the science of human behavior to the public at large through the promulgation of easy to understand explanations of what exactly this science is, and help society realize the potential of this science as well as dispel myths which detract from its positive image.
 
 
Business Meeting #307
Evidence-Based Practices SIG Business Meeting
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Williford C
Chair: Teri Lewis (None)
Presenting Authors:
The meeting will begin with an update on first year EBP-SIG activities followed by planning for our second year activities. Specific topics covered will include determining officers for the second year, newsletter and student paper competition.
 
 
Business Meeting #308
Indiana Association for Behavior Analysis: Hoosier ABA
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Boulevard A
Chair: Bridget Harrison (Innovations In Learning, PC)
Presenting Authors:
The Indiana ABA would like to welcome all interested participants to learn a little more about behavior analysis in the state of Indiana. Indiana ABA more casually referred to as Hoosier ABA is excited to have achieved its first year as an affiliated chapter of ABAI and is looking forward to continued growth. Please join us and meet the members of Hoosier ABA and who are making a difference in Indiana.
 
 
Business Meeting #310
Interbehaviorists in ABA (SIG)
Sunday, May 25, 2008
7:30 PM–8:20 PM
Joliet
Chair: Yukiko Washio (University of Nevada, Reno)
Presenting Authors:
Re-organize the SIG for interbehaviorists. Plans for recruiting members, dissemination of Kantor's philosophy.
 

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