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.

42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

Program by Business Meetings: Sunday, May 29, 2016


 

Business Meeting #6
Meeting of Current and Prospective ABA Program Directors and Faculty Who Use the CBA Learning Module Series
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Columbus Hall EF, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Stephen E. Eversole (Behavior Development Solutions)
Presenting Authors:
This will be a meeting of current and prospective university ABA program directors and faculty who use the CBA Learning Module Series. The purpose of this meeting is to ensure that these program directors and faculty are getting the most out of the CBA Learning Module Series administrative features. The program has new features and reports that we believe are invaluable to student progress tracking and comparing cohort progress to everyone who uses the CBA Learning Module Series. We are also interested in receiving input from faculty on their ideas for features that could improve the program.
Keyword(s): BCBA, BDS, CBA, exam
 
 
Business Meeting #7
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Zurich AB, Swissotel
Chair: Kara L. Wunderlich (University of Georgia)
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 #8
Student Committee Business Meeting
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Vevey 3 & 4, Swissotel
Chair: Kenneth W. Jacobs (University of Nevada, Reno)
Presenting Authors:
ABAI Student members constitute a significant portion of the association's total membership. The ABAI Student Committee's mission is to provide organizational support for ABAI Student members in order to promote participation in ABAI, as well as professional growth, and to enable members to contribute to the science of behavior analysis. The student business meeting will facilitate conversations concerning student issues, their involvement, and how we can better serve students with respect to their professional development. This business meeting will also serve to update students on current activities and recruit students interested in serving on the Executive Council or other Student Subcommittees (e.g., awards, events, and dissemination).
Keyword(s): Dissemination, Professional Development, Student Committee, Student Representatives
 
 
Business Meeting #9
The Teaching Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group (TBA SIG) Business Meeting
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Columbus Hall AB, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Christine Hoffner Barthold (George Mason University)
Presenting Authors:
The Teaching Behavior Analysis SIG's mission is to improve the teaching and learning of the principles and applications of behavior analysis to all organisms in any setting where those activities occur. The purpose of this meeting is to update members and potential members on the activities of the Teaching Behavior Analysis SIG. We will also set goals for the coming year. All are invited to attend. You do not have to be a member of the TBA SIG. Anyone interested in the teaching of behavior analysis in all environments are welcome.
Keyword(s): SIG, TBA, Teaching BA
 
 
Business Meeting #10
The Behavior Analyst Editorial Board and Authors
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Skyway 260, Hyatt Regency, Blue East
Chair: Donald A. Hantula (Temple University)
Presenting Authors:

The Behavior Analyst Editorial board members and prospective authors are invited to discuss the journal's past year and new directions.

Keyword(s): Behavior Analyst, Editorial Board
 
 
Business Meeting #11
WisABA: Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Columbus Hall CD, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Roger Frank Bass (Bass Behavioral Consulting)
Presenting Authors:
Everyone interested in WisABA (Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis)--Wisconsin's ABAI Affiliate Chapter--is invited to gather and discuss the upcoming WisABA Convention, set 2016 goals, target sites for WisABA Roadshow presentations, and find ways to fulfill suggestions brought by participants. WisABA welcomes new participants, students, parents, and anyone interested in Wisconsin's behavioral goings-on.
 
 
Business Meeting #12
Clinical Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Vevey 1 & 2, Swissotel
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): Clinical, Mental Health
 
 
Business Meeting #13
Military and Veterans Special Interest Group (MilVet SIG)
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Alpine, Swissotel
Chair: Abigail B. Calkin (Calkin Consulting Center, LLC)
Presenting Authors:
The Military and Veterans SIG is devoted to the application of behavior analysis to US, UK, and Canadian military service members' and veterans’ issues. This is a group whose emphasis concerns US/UK/Canadian veterans of all wars. Governments have been concerned about the number of veterans suffering from brain or spinal injuries, mental health problems, lack of access to social services, and addiction problems related to their active duty service. In each of these areas behavior analysis has developed effective treatments. This SIG promotes awareness of these issues and facilitates the research and practice of ABA with this population.
 
 
Business Meeting #14
OHABA: Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Zurich C, Swissotel
Chair: Tracy D. Guiou (BECA)
Presenting Authors:

Business meeting

Keyword(s): OHABA
 
 
Business Meeting #14a
Direct Instruction Special Interest Group (DI SIG) Business Meeting
Sunday, May 29, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Zurich E, Swissotel
Chair: Ann Fairchild Filer (Beacon ABA Services), Wendy L. Littleton-Kozma (Evergreen Center, Criterion Child Enrichment)
Presenting Authors:

The Direct Instruction Special Interest Group (DI SIG) strives to coordinate and facilitate ongoing trainings and networking opportunities for all individuals interested in using this evidence-based instructional practice within the domains of academics, language, reasoning and problem solving. The purpose of this meeting is to update members and potential members on the activities of the DI SIG. We will also set goals for the coming year. All are invited to attend. You do not have to be a member to attend.

Keyword(s): DI SIG, Direct Instruction
 
 
Business Meeting #126
Introduction to BACB Certification
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Zurich C, Swissotel
Chair: Mai-Linh Pham (Behavior Analyst Certification Board)
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.
 
 
Business Meeting #127
Theoretical, Philosophical, and Conceptual Issues SIG Meeting
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
St. Gallen, Swissotel
Chair: William M. Baum (University of California, Davis)
Presenting Authors:
The annual meeting of the TPC-SIG. This year's agenda is focused on SIG initiatives for the 2016-2017 year. All ABAI attendees are welcome!
Keyword(s): Conceptual, Philosophy, Theory
 
 
Business Meeting #128
ABAI Science Board Business Meeting
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall AB, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: M. Christopher Newland (Auburn University)
Presenting Authors:
ABAI Science Board Business Meeting.
 
 
Business Meeting #130
Applied Animal Behavior Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Skyway 273, Hyatt Regency, Blue East
Chair: Terri M. Bright (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Presenting Authors:
Applied Animal Behavior Special Interest Group Chair: Terri M. Bright (Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) The Applied Animal Behavior Special Interest Group (AAB 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 interested parties are welcome to attend.
 
 
Business Meeting #131
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Zurich FG, Swissotel
Chair: Cathleen C. Piazza (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Presenting Authors:

The purpose of the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Special Interest Group meeting is to generate interest, foster collaborative research, share clinical information, and impact training, practice, and reimbursement for pediatric feeding disorders.

Keyword(s): feeding disorders, food refusal, mealtime behavior, pediatric feeding
 
 
Business Meeting #132
Organizational Behavior Management Network and Journal of Organizational Behavior Management: Joint Meeting
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Zurich D, Swissotel
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 (JOBM). 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): JOBM, OBM
 
 
Business Meeting #133
Positive Behavior Support Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Vevey 3 & 4, Swissotel
Chair: Rose Iovannone (University of South Florida/Florida Center for Inc)
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, Systems Change
 
 
Business Meeting #134
Ethics and Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Alpine, Swissotel
Chair: Matthew T. Brodhead (Purdue University)
Presenting Authors:
Please join us for the annual Ethics and Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group (EBA SIG) business meeting. Over the last year, the EBA SIG has grown in size and continues to increase its impact on the field of behavior analysis and beyond. With over 30 members, the EBA SIG has organized a number of symposia for this year's ABAi conference, built a foundation of financial stability to fund student research, and organized a special edition on the ethics of telehealth for a premier behavior-analytic journal. Join us as we reflect on our progress and prepare our goals for the future.
 
 
Business Meeting #135
Behavior Analysis and the Arts Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall CD, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Travis Thompson (University of Minnesota)
Presenting Authors:

To review SIG progress and plan for the 2016/2017 year.

 
 
Business Meeting #136
Autism Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall EF, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Robert K. Ross (Beacon ABA Services)
Presenting Authors:

The Autism SIG will meet to discuss the status of current projects being developed in collaboration with Autism Speaks.These include: The development evaluation tools for Consumers of ABA services in public schools and family friendly versions of the SIG Consumer Guidelines. Future directions of the SIG and opportunities for members to participate in SIG activity will be discussed. A panel of current Autism SIG leaders will review and discuss challenges and opportunities facing ABA based Autism services in the coming decade.

Keyword(s): Autism SIG
 
 
Business Meeting #137
Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice SIG Business Meeting
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Vevey 1 & 2, Swissotel
Chair: Brigid McCormick (Precision ABA, LLC)
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 Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice 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): Sex Ed, Sex Education, Sex Research, Sexuality
 
 
Business Meeting #138
Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association Member Meeting
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall KL, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Grant Gautreaux (Nicholls State University)
Presenting Authors:
The Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association (LaBAA) invites all LaBAA members and those interested in joining LaBAA to attend the biannual business meeting. LaBAA is the Louisiana affiliate chapter of ABAI. The purpose of the meeting is to update members on LaBAA's events and initiatives over the last year and make decisions regarding future events and initiatives.
Keyword(s): LaBAA louisiana, Louisiana
 
 
Business Meeting #139
Rehabilitation and Independent Living Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall GH, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
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, Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Stroke
 
 
Business Meeting #140
Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall IJ, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
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, website coordinator, and other officers. We will present awards to the winners of the VB SIG Student Research Competition, the VB SIG Student Grant Competition, and the Jack Michael Award. Attendees may become members prior to attending the meeting or at the front door. We will provide all attendees with a new issue of the VB SIG newsletter, VB News.
 
 
Business Meeting #141
New U.S. Program Accreditation
Sunday, May 29, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Randolph, Hyatt Regency, Bronze East
Chair: Erick M. Dubuque (Association for Behavior Analysis International)
Presenting Authors:

This is an open meeting held by the Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board (BAAB) to disseminate information to U.S. programs interested in pursuing accreditation with the BAAB.

 

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