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.

40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

Program by Business Meetings: Sunday, May 25, 2014


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Business Meeting #123
Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W194b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Tracie L. Lindblad (Four Points)
Presenting Authors:

Our Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group business meeting is open to anyone interested in promoting a behavioral approach to the analysis and treatment of speech and language disorders. Admission is free and membership in the SIG is not required in order to attend. The meeting will consist of member reports on SIG mission-related activities and several invited presentations of professional interest to attendees. The two SPABA award winners--the Student Research Grant award winner and the Dissemination Award winner--will present their winning submissions. The SPABA business meeting also will include a social reception to encourage interaction and discussion among SIG members, new members, and interested attendees. Please feel free to join us and bring your friends.

Keyword(s): interdisciplinary collaboration, speech therapy, speech-language pathology, verbal behavior
 
 
Business Meeting #124
Washington Association for Behavior Analysis (WABA), formerly the Northwestern Association for Behavior Analysis (NWABA)
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W196a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Christopher Jones (Maxim Healthcare)
Presenting Authors:

To address the state of NWABA/WABA, increase membership, discuss issues of concern in the state of Washington and the Northwest, and connect with behavior analysts, families, students, and professionals in the Great Northwest.

Keyword(s): Behavior Analyst, Great Northwest, Northwest ABA, Washington State
 
 
Business Meeting #125
Clinical Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W190a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Emily Thomas Johnson (Behavior Attention and Developmental Disabilities Consultants, LLC)
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 ABAI and beyond. 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 the next year. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about this exciting area of behavior analysis.

Keyword(s): CBA, Clinical
 
 
Business Meeting #125a
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W183b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Kara L. Wunderlich (University of Florida)
Presenting Authors:

The business meeting will review annual events and initiatives for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, presented by the current editor.

 
 
Business Meeting #126
Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W193a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Jenny Fischer (Cascade Behavioral Intervention)
Presenting Authors:

The Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis (ORABA) is a member organization for professionals, parents, caregivers, educators, researchers, and others who are interested in promoting the field of behavior analysis within Oregon. ORABA is an approved chapter of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, an affiliate of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), and an approved continuing education provider by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

 
 
Business Meeting #127
New Hampshire Applied Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W192c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Rachel Alling (Autism Bridges)
Presenting Authors:

Meeting open to all interested in discussing the business of New Hampshire ABA.

 
 
Business Meeting #128
Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W192b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Rebecca K. Arvans Feeney (Complete Behavior Health, LLC)
Presenting Authors:

At this meeting, members will review business items associated with the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis. This meeting is open to all sustaining, full, affiliate, and student members.

 
 
Business Meeting #129
Parent Professional Partnership Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W193b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: David A. Celiberti (Association for Science in Autism Treatment)
Presenting Authors:

Behavior analysts involved in clinical practice recognize that we owe much to parents of children with autism who have been staunch advocates for higher quality services for their children. The synergy that can arise from parents and professionals working together creates exciting opportunities and possibilities. The Parent Professional Partnership SIG is one such opportunity. A business meeting will be held to provide a forum for networking, to outline the PPP SIG's goals and objectives, and to discuss ways to improve upon the SIG's joint website with the Autism SIG. All interested parents and professionals are encouraged to attend this meeting chaired by Co-presidents David Celiberti and Pamela Gorski and visit our webpage at www.AutismPPPSIG.org.

 
 
Business Meeting #130
Standard Celeration Society
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W195 (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Kerri L. Milyko (Precision Teaching Learning Center)
Presenting Authors:

Members of the Standard Celeration Society will congregate to discuss business-related matters regarding the society, including but not limited to membership, finances, and the annual International Precision Teaching Conference.

Keyword(s): Celeration Charting, Precision Teaching, SCC, SCS
 
 
Business Meeting #131
Behavior Analyst Today
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W192a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Darlene E. Crone-Todd (Salem State University)
Presenting Authors:

The purpose of the business meeting will be to vote on a recommended editor for the next three years, and to update members on submissions, publications, and developments in the BAT journal. Prospective authors are also welcome to attend to learn about submissions.

Keyword(s): BAT, Editorial business, Journal, Prospective authors
 
 
Business Meeting #132
Teaching Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W196c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Christine Hoffner Barthold (George Mason University)
Presenting Authors:

The Teaching Behavior Analysis SIG (e.g., "The TBA") is one of the largest SIGs in ABAI. We discuss all aspects of teaching behavior analysis at the business meeting. Also, we will discuss this year's activities as well as set goals for the following year. It is not necessary to be in the SIG leadership or a member of the SIG to attend.

Keyword(s): Special Interest, Teaching Behavior
 
 
Business Meeting #134
Atlantic Provinces Associationfor Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 25, 2014
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
W196b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Paul M. McDonnell (University of New Brunswick)
Presenting Authors:

This will be the first business meeting of the newly formed association. The Atlantic Provinces ABA (APABA) consists of members from the four Atlantic Provinces of Canada--New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. There are 55 members of ABAI whom we hope will become members of APABA. The population of this region of Canada consists of more than 2 million inhabitants. Our goal at this meeting is to attract new members as well as to elect an executive to replace our pro-tem executive.

Keyword(s): APABA, Atlantic Provinces,, Business meeting
 
 
Business Meeting #273
Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice SIG
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W183c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Brigid McCormick (Instructional ABA Consultants)
Presenting Authors:

All individuals attending the ABAI convention who have an interest in sex research, sex education, and/or procedures used to change sex-related behaviors are invited to attend the Sex Therapy and Educational Programming (STEP) Special Interest Group's annual meeting. Items of business will include a discussion of current SIG activities occurring both at and outside the ABAI convention, the sharing of relevant research findings, and plans for the next year of SIG activities.

Keyword(s): masturbation, sex ed, sexuality
 
 
Business Meeting #274
Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W183a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Melissa Raymond (Milestones Learning Center)
Presenting Authors:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an update on current issues and activities concerning the state and practice of behavior analysis in Louisiana. The Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association 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 services by professionals sufficiently trained in the discipline of behavior analysis and compliance with relevant ethical standards.

Keyword(s): State chapter
 
 
Business Meeting #275
Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W184a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Judah B. Axe (Simmons College)
Presenting Authors:

The purpose of the VB SIG business meeting is to update members on current activities of the SIG, including updates from the treasurer and website coordinator. We will present the awards to the winners of the VB SIG Student Research Competition, the VB SIG Student Grant Competition, and the Jack Michael Award. Finally, we will present the newsletter to all new members.

 
 
Business Meeting #275a
Behavior Analysis and the Arts Special Interest Group (BAARTs SIG)
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W178b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Travis Thompson (University of Minnesota)
Presenting Authors:
This organizational meeting of the new Behavior Analysis and the Arts Special Interest Group will include appointing SIG officers, identifying goals for the next year, planning a website and establishing a committee to oversee planning events for the annual convention in San Antonio May 22-26, 2015. This is an open meeting for anyone interested in the BAARTs SIG mission “to promote behavior analysis through networking, participation in special events, promotion of artistic activities, and dissemination of information."
Keyword(s): arts, BAARTs SIG, behavior analysis
 
 
Business Meeting #276
Evidence-Based Practice Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W179a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Susan Wilczynski (Ball State University)
Presenting Authors:

The purpose of the Evidence-Based Practice SIG is to promote socially important behavior by facilitating effective and sustainable practices in real-world settings. Our goal is to maintain a SIG that reflects member input and focuses on a select number of activities that can be completed within the year. We believe EBP serves as an important approach with which behavior analysts should be familiar. The purpose of this annual meeting to review our policies, objectives, and future directions of the SIG. In this meeting, we seek to identify new members who would like to learn about the benefits of participating in the EBP SIG.

 
 
Business Meeting #277
Global Autism Project
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W181a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Molly Ola Pinney (Global Autism Project)
Presenting Authors:

This annual meeting provides information about the Global Autism Project.

Keyword(s): Autism, International Service, Teaching/Training
 
 
Business Meeting #279
Introduction to BACB Certification
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W184bc (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Christine L. Ratcliff (BACB)
Presenting Authors:

This meeting will cover important components of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), including information on BACB credentials, eligibility requirements, approved course sequences, examination administration, and applying for examination. This meeting is intended for individuals who are planning to become certified.

Keyword(s): BACB, BCaBA, BCBA, certification
 
 
Business Meeting #280
Encyclopedia of Psychology
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W176a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: William L. Palya (Jacksonville State University)
Presenting Authors:

The Encyclopedia of Psychology (psychology.org) has a strong behavior analytic structure and is in the first five hits when "psychology" is entered into a Google search. It is very popular among high school and introductory college students, and receives more than 50,000 hits a day. This meeting is to discuss publication opportunities in the Encyclopedia of Psychology. The explicit goal of the Encyclopedia of Psychology is the dissemination of behavior analysis and to correct any erroneous psychological world views of its readers. Our intent is to provide a very broad range of short articles from a behavior analytic perspective. Articles could be applications (especially novel ones) of behavior analysis, short discussion/analyses of notable figures or perspectives in psychology from a behavior analytic perspective, and various white papers that articulate behavior analytic perspectives. Papers would typically be one to two pages, would include a figure and a short biography and picture of the author. The meeting is open to anyone, is conceptualized as a working group, and hopefully will include additional ideas and strategies from the floor.

Keyword(s): dissemination, publication
 
 
Business Meeting #281
Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W179b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Eric A. Jacobs (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
Presenting Authors:

This will be the business meeting for the EAHB-SIG. The mission of the EAHB-SIG is to promote the experimental analysis of behavior with human subjects as a means of addressing important fundamental questions about human problems and human nature. In recent years, the energies of EAHB-SIG members have focused on three continuing projects: (1) The EAHB-SIG Career Award: This award is designed to recognize substantive and sustained contributions to the EAHB literature. The award is presented at the annual convention; (2) The Student Paper Competition: The competition is designed to promote and recognize scholarly activity in the Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior. Students are encouraged to submit original research that has not been reviewed elsewhere. Participants receive high quality reviews from experts in their respective areas of research; and (3) The Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin: The SIG also maintains an online journal (ISSN 1938-7237) for the publication of empirical articles, technical reports, and other types of articles of interest to researchers engaged in the experimental analysis of human behavior.

Keyword(s): Human Operant
 
 
Business Meeting #282
Association for Behavior Analysis International Student Committee
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W176b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Zachary H. Morford (University of Nevada, Reno)
Presenting Authors:

The ABAI Student Committee business meeting will be conducted for all student members of ABAI and any other interested parties. The meeting will cover the initiatives, events, and progress made by the ABAI Student Committee this past year leading up to and including the ABAI annual convention. Student representatives and student members will have an opportunity to review the committee's work, ask questions, receive information on student initiatives, and provide potential suggestions or recommendations for the committee to consider in future endeavors.

Keyword(s): Students
 
 
Business Meeting #283
Rehabilitation and Independent Living Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W176c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Chris Persel (Centre for Neuro Skills)
Presenting Authors:

The purpose of the meeting is to review issues of interest affecting individuals with acquired and traumatic brain injuries and related neurological deficits. Treatment for this population is complex and requires the efforts of many therapeutic disciplines including behavior analysis. This group provides an opportunity to network with rehabilitation professionals working in neurorehabilitation programs across the country. Topics such as student programs, research, funding, staff training, sports concussion, community reintegration, and military-related injuries will be discussed. Search "Facebook - ABA Special Interest Group" to connect with this group and join us at the meeting.

Keyword(s): Brain Injury, concussion, Neurological, Rehabilitation
 
 
Business Meeting #284
Health, Sport and Fitness Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W181c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Jennifer Klapatch (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Presenting Authors:

All conference attendees interested in behavior analytic applications in health, sport, and fitness are welcome. During this meeting, the business of the special interest group will be conducted. This year, we also will have a discussion of current and future research projects. The aim will be to facilitate collaborations and stimulate discussion on this topic. Anyone interested in these areas should attend. Future events and activities will be discussed.

Keyword(s): fitness, health, sports
 
 
Business Meeting #285
Multicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W184d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Sakurako Sherry Tanaka (Mutlicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts)
Presenting Authors:

This is the annual business meeting of the Multicultural SIG: Multicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts.

 
 
Business Meeting #286
History of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W187c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Edward K. Morris (The University of Kansas)
Presenting Authors:

The purpose of the business meeting is to review the SIG's current status, that is, how well it is addressing its purpose, mission, and objectives (e.g., its Listserv) and consider new activities that may further advance them (e.g., a website, ABAI HoBA symposia, an awards program).

 
 
Business Meeting #287
Applied Animal Behavior Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W175b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Terri M. Bright (

Simmons College and Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

Presenting Authors:

The Applied Animal Behavior (AB) SIG brings together individuals who specialize in or who have an interest in the application of behavior analysis to the appreciation, understanding, and management of animal behavior across species. The AAB SIG has three primary purposes to (1) promote behavior analytic research and the exchange of scientific information in the area of animal behavior; (2) advocate for and promote high standards in the application of methods and techniques of behavior change with animals in applied settings; and (3) support in the application of methods and techniques of behavior change of animals in applied settings. Membership of the AAB SIG is diverse and includes academicians, researchers, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines dedicated to, affiliated with, or interested in animal behavior in applied settings. All are welcome to attend.

 
 
Business Meeting #288
Behaviorists for Social Responsibility and Editorial Board of Behavior and Social Issues--Joint Meeting
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W181b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Mark A. Mattaini (Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago)
Presenting Authors:

Behaviorists for Social Responsibility and the editorial board of the journal Behavior and Social Issues will meet to review our current status and identify objectives and plans for the coming year for supporting global political liberation; participatory justice; environmental and "wild" justice; sustainable, aesthetically rich lifestyles; human and collective rights; and restorative and participatory justice through behavior analytic and behavioral systems science for practice, advocacy, activism, media outreach, and publication. Extended conversation following the meeting will be encouraged.

Keyword(s): Environmental Justice, Human Rights, Social Issues
 
 
Business Meeting #289
Organizational Behavior Management Network (OBMN) and Journal of Organizational Behavior Management (JOBM)
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W185a (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Heather M. McGee (Western Michigan University)
Presenting Authors:

This is the annual meeting of the Organizational Behavior Management Network and the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. All are invited to attend and discuss topics related to organizational behavior management, the Network, JOBM, and the JOBM editorial process. Additionally, network officers and the JOBM editor will present data summarizing the status and development of the organization and journal.

Keyword(s): Business meeting, JOBM, OBM
 
 
Business Meeting #290
Association for Behavior Analysis International Science Board
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W182 (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: M. Christopher Newland (Auburn University)
Presenting Authors:

Business meeting for the ABAI Science Board

Keyword(s): Science Board
 
 
Business Meeting #291
Positive Behavior Support Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 25, 2014
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
W185d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Rose Iovannone (University of South Florida/Florida Mental Health)
Presenting Authors:

Positive behavior support uses behavioral principles to redesign environmental contexts that enhance quality of life while decreasing problem behavior and increasing socially valid replacement behaviors. Behavior analysts involved in positive behavior support operate in various levels including direct child and/or interventionist level to broad systems level (e.g., schools or organizations). The Positive Behavior Support Interest Group provides a forum for behavior analysts to discuss issues relevant to the profession. A business meeting will be held to provide a forum for networking, giving input on the goals and objectives, and developing plans for disseminating accurate information about positive behavior support while promoting its presence at future conferences. All interested people are encouraged to attend this meeting chaired by Rose Iovannone.

Keyword(s): Behavior Support, Business Meeting
 
 
Business Meeting #304
The Ogden R. Lindsley Standard Celeration Chart Share
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:00 PM–11:00 PM
W183b (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Chair: Malcolm D. Neely (Standard Celeration Society)
Presenting Authors:

The Ogden R. Lindsley Standard Celeration Chart Share provides an opportunity for all to see, hear, and share data across the behavior spectrum using paper, transparency, and digital daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly Standard Celeration Charts presented rapidly in spirited friendship.

 

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