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: Monday, May 30, 2016


 

Business Meeting #148
Education and Treatment of Children Editorial Board Meeting
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Skyway 273, Hyatt Regency, Blue East
Chair: Stephanie M. Peterson (Western Michigan University)
Presenting Authors:
The purpose of this meeting is to review the annual report of the journal, Education and Treatment of Children, and to discuss the overall goals, performance, and directions of the journal. This is an open meeting and all interested individuals (potential authors and reviewers) are invited to attend, in addition to Editorial Review Board members.
Keyword(s): children, editorial board, Education, treatment
 
 
Business Meeting #149
Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Zurich C, Swissotel
Chair: Stephen Foreman (Lee Specialty Clinic)
Presenting Authors:
The Kentucky Association for Behavior (KYABA) meets each year at the ABAI annual convention to review and update members and potential members on the chapter’s recent accomplishments, update on current issues and activities concerning the state and practice of behavior analysis in Kentucky, and the focus for the upcoming year. This year, there will be continued emphasis on increased membership involvement, events with top-notch presenters, and dissemination of behavior analysis across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. If unable to attend, please check out our website kentuckyaba.org
Keyword(s): Kentucky KYABA
 
 
Business Meeting #150
Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Columbus Hall GH, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Amanda N. Kelly (Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis )
Presenting Authors:
Aloha! The Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) is a professional organization dedicated to the practice, research, and dissemination of applied behavior analysis (ABA). HABA’s mission is to expand behavioral knowledge, advocate for community needs, support service providers, educate community leaders and promote the advancement of behavior analysis locally. HABA works diligently on legislative and policy issues that impact our community (e.g., autism insurance, behavior analyst licensure, sustainability initiatives) and aims to educate local policymakers about our science. HABA offers several in person- and online- workshops for educators, parents, students, and practitioners. In addition, every Fall HABA hosts an annual convention, located on Oahu. We hope you will stop by and talk story with us for a bit. We would love to hear what you've been up to!
Keyword(s): Autism Insurance, Hawaii ABA, Legislative Initiatives, State Licensure
 
 
Business Meeting #151
Neuroscience Special Interest Group
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Vevey 3 & 4, Swissotel
Chair: Suzanne H. Mitchell (Oregon Health & Science University)
Presenting Authors:

We will highlight the main objective and the four missions of our SIG. That is, to bring together researchers, academics, clinicians, and students interested in the intersections of behavior analysis and neuroscience and to: (1) introduce behavior analytic research to the neurosciences and vice versa; (2) provide a meeting place and training environment for students and professionals alike interested in basic and applied neuroscience research; (3) provide a forum for collaborative relationships and the sharing best practices; and (4) advocate for and promote high standards in the application of behavior analytic treatments for individuals with neurological dysfunction. Those interested in contributing to our efforts in increasing the relevance and visibility of this SIG or with ideas for initiatives to do this are encouraged to attend the business meeting.

Keyword(s): brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorders, neuroimaging, neurotransmitter
 
 
Business Meeting #152
Behavioral Development Special Interest Group
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Alpine, Swissotel
Chair: Per Holth (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)
Presenting Authors:

The SIG promotes behavior analytic empirical and conceptual analyses of issues related to behavioral development, and it encourages examination of how methodological and theoretical positions outside behavior analysis approach these issues empirically and conceptually. These kinds of analyses have often dealt with complex kinds of behavior such as stimulus equivalence, relational frames, language, and problem solving, as well as normal and problematic feeding behaviors and social interactions, and with historical bases of behaviorism and behavior analysis as basic science and applied practice. The Business Meeting will review activities over the last year and discuss plans for the next.

 
 
Business Meeting #153
Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Columbus Hall CD, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Claudia Drossel (Eastern Michigan University)
Presenting Authors:
The Behavioral Gerontology SIG (https://bgsig.wordpress.com/) provides an open forum for students, practitioners, and researchers who have an interest in applying the science, practice, and philosophy of behavior analysis to problems encountered by adults in later life, typically referring to ages 65 and older. The goal is to promote the development, implementation, and evaluation of behavior analytic approaches to a wide variety of topics of high public health significance in this population, such as self-management for health promotion and disease prevention, and functional assessments of and interventions for behavioral changes commonly associated with neurocognitive disorders (e.g., due to Alzheimer's disease). The meeting will explore attendees’ interests and needs and foster collaborations and the sharing of information, to encourage education, training, practice, and research. Further business items consist of the selection of officers, and feedback on student presentations in the area of behavioral gerontology to help determine the recipient of the annual Student Researcher Award.
Keyword(s): aging, gerontology, neurocognitive disorders, older adults
 
 
Business Meeting #154
Behavior Analysis and Technology Special Interest Group (BAT SIG)
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Zurich AB, Swissotel
Chair: Kenneth J. Killingsworth (Killingsworth Consulting)
Presenting Authors:
The Behavior Analysis and Technology SIG (BATech SIG) mission is to advance the science of behavior through the development, dissemination, and application of technology in basic and applied settings. Technology can refer to developments in behavioral science, as well as developments in computer science, information technology, and related fields. Technology is defined as “…the use and knowledge of tools, techniques, systems or methods in order to solve a problem or serve some purpose” (Twyman, 2011). The organization will also serve as an outlet for open-source hardware and software technologies relevant to behavioral research and application. Membership is open to researchers, practitioners, parents, academicians, students, and others who are actively engaged or have a vested interest in the dissemination, development, and application of technology. The BAT SIG will consist of three classes of members: voting, affiliate, and student. The members of all classes are entitled to the rights and privileges as they correspond to their membership category.
Keyword(s): Computer Programming, Modern Technology
 
 
Business Meeting #155
Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Vevey 1 & 2, Swissotel
Chair: Genevieve M. DeBernardis (University of Nevada, Reno)
Presenting Authors:
We welcome current and new members to attend the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis business meeting. Business items will be reviewed along with updates on our Chapters' events. This meeting is open to all current members of Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis and those who are interested in joining!
 
 
Business Meeting #156
Behavior Analysis Association of Mississippi
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Columbus Hall IJ, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Neelima Duncan (Mississippi Children's Home Services)
Presenting Authors:

The meeting will serve has the annual business meeting for the chapter. All necessary and pertinent chapter business will be discussed, included membership, conference development, and updates to the constitution and bi-laws.

Keyword(s): Behavior Analysis, Chapter Affliate
 
 
Business Meeting #157
Behavioral Medicine Special Interest Group of ABAI Annual Business Meeting
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Columbus Hall AB, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Gretchen A. Dittrich (Simmons College)
Presenting Authors:

The Behavioral Medicine SIG of ABA-I focuses on the application of behavior analytic methodology to the prevention and treatment of behaviors associated with chronic illness and disease, and the promotion of behaviors associated with improved health and treatment adherence. The role of behavior analysis is important in the field of behavioral medicine. It is the mission of the SIG to encourage interdisciplinary research in the areas of behavioral health promotion, emphasizing the need for function-based and empirically validated treatments for chronic health disorders. The Behavioral Medicine SIG offers students, researchers, practitioners, and consumers opportunities to discuss issues related to public health promotion and disease prevention. All are welcome to join the Behavioral Medicine SIG. We hope that the SIG will help consumers and practitioners better understand the role of behavior analysis in the field of behavioral medicine, and provide an outlet for discussions of current and developing research within the field. The annual business meeting is open to all conference attendees interested in behavioral health and medicine. The meeting will be conducted to discuss various administrative matters relevant to the Behavioral Medicine SIG. Goals include: voting on SIG officers, discussing methods to increase communication and research collaboration among SIG members, and enhancing benefits of SIG membership.

Keyword(s): Behavioral Health, Behavioral Medicine, Health Psychology
 
 
Business Meeting #158
Multicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
St. Gallen, Swissotel
Chair: Elizabeth Hughes Fong (Fielding Graduate University and Multicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts)
Presenting Authors:
Annual business meeting
Keyword(s): diversity, multicultural
 
 
Business Meeting #159
Association for Science in Autism Treatment: Opportunities for Collaboration
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Columbus Hall KL, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: David A. Celiberti (Association for Science in Autism Treatment)
Presenting Authors:
A business meeting will be held to provide a forum for networking, to outline the Association for Science and Autism Treatment (ASAT)’s current goals and objectives, and to discuss collaboration opportunities between ASAT and ABAI members. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend this meeting. As there is not a shared commitment to empirical validation, research, and data-based decision making amongst provider, ASAT strives to be an important resource for individuals with autism, family members, professionals, and paraprofessionals interested in reliable, science-based and accurate information about autism and its treatments. Founded in 1998, the mission of the ASAT is to promote safe, effective, science-based treatments for individuals with autism by disseminating accurate, timely, and scientifically-sound information; advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide treatment; and, combating unsubstantiated, inaccurate and false information about autism and its treatment. For more information please visit ASAT's website at www.asatonline.org. To receive Science in Autism Treatment, ASAT's free quarterly newsletter, subscribe at www.asatonline.org/signup
 
 
Business Meeting #160
Behavior Analysis for Sustainable Societies (BASS) Special Interest Group
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Columbus Hall EF, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Julia H. Fiebig (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Presenting Authors:
The behavior analysis for sustainable societies (BASS) special interest group was formed to advance applications of behavior analysis to environmental issues that contribute to the development of solutions to climate change, pollution, over-consumption of resources, and imbalances in environmental sustainability. Objectives include to (a) encourage and support research that promotes the application of behavior analysis to green/environmental issues, (b) collaborate with environmental scientists, environmental groups, and other SIGs within ABAI who have an interest in addressing behavior change and sustainability/environmental issues, (c) disseminate research and practices that support solutions to environmental issues through the application of behavioral interventions, (d) develop curriculum, textbooks, and additional educational resources that address sustainability and the application of behavior analysis, (e) compile resources for individuals interested in behavior change and environmental issues, and (f) develop an information base of current effective practices/initiatives, government policies, and employment for behavior analysts interested in behavior change and environmental issues The business meeting is open to anyone interested in sustainability and environmental issues.
Keyword(s): sustainability, environment
 
 
Business Meeting #162
New Non-U.S. Program Accreditation
Monday, May 30, 2016
7:00 AM–7:50 AM
Randolph, Hyatt Regency, Bronze East
Chair: Erick M. Dubuque (Association for Behavior Analysis International)
Presenting Authors:

This is an open meeting sponsored by the Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board (BAAB) to disseminate information to non-U.S. programs interested in pursuing accreditation with the BAAB. All are welcome to attend.

 
 
Business Meeting #339
Business Meeting of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA)
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall AB, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Frank R. Cicero (Eden II Programs)
Presenting Authors:
The NYSABA business meeting is held so that representatives of the NYSABA Board can update attendees on the activities of NYSABA over the past year and goals and activities for the future. Topics discussed include committee reports, legislative issues, NYSABA activities at the ABAI conference, NYSABA activities throughout the state, ongoing CEU opportunities as well as other topics affecting behavior analysts in the state of New York. Audience questions will be encouraged.
Keyword(s): New York
 
 
Business Meeting #340
Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis Business Meeting
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall EF, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Melissa J. Gard (Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis)
Presenting Authors:
Members of the Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis (ORABA), non-member Oregon behavior analysts, and those interested in ORABA are invited to meet to discuss updates as they relate to the practice or dissemination of behavior analysis in Oregon or surrounding states.
 
 
Business Meeting #341
History of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Vevey 1 & 2, Swissotel
Chair: Edward K. Morris (The University of Kansas)
Presenting Authors:
The purpose of the business meeting is to review the SIG’s vision (i.e., to advance and expand behavior analysis through history and historiography), its mission (i.e., to cultivate and nurture, enrich and improve, and communicate and disseminate the field’s history), and its strategies for addressing them (e.g., maintaining a Listserv and a website). At last year's meeting, we established our first strategic initiatives, among them creating a syllabus bank for instructors, developing lists of relevant archives, appointing an historian in every SIG and ABAI affiliate chapter, and preparing bibliographies of published and electronic sources. We will review our progress in these and other initiatives. Still others await (e.g., an annual ABAI HoBA symposium, an awards program). Anyone interested in the field’s history and historiography and advancing the forgoing (or other) initiatives is welcome to attend the meeting.
Keyword(s): History-Historiography
 
 
Business Meeting #342
Behaviorists for Social Responsibility
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Vevey 3 & 4, Swissotel
Chair: Molli Luke (ADM Associates)
Presenting Authors:
BFRS is the oldest SIG in ABAI. BFSR members engage in theoretical, conceptual, and empirical analyses of significant social issues related sustainability, economic and social justice, violence, health and wellness, political systems, culture, among others. In the business meeting, the BFSR planners will report on our active projects, including (a) the Matrix Project which is oriented toward increasing preparation and opportunities for behavior analysts to engage in work related to major social and sustainability issues, (b) the journal Behavior and Social Issues, (c) international outreach, (d) expanded social media presence, (e) a sustainability initiative/research project under development, and (f), maintaining a visible presence at ABAI conventions with panels, symposia, and invited presenters. Discussion of opportunities for participation will follow these brief reports.
Keyword(s): Environmental Action, Human Rights, Social Justice, Social Responsibility
 
 
Business Meeting #343
Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall KL, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Megan Miller (FSU CARD/Navigation Behavioral Consulting)
Presenting Authors:
The Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group (DBA-SIG) gathers to explore ways of sharing and advancing the science of human behavior, spreading information and providing access to behavior analysis to the public at large. The DBA-SIG stresses the importance of using language that is friendly and easy to understand: providing a sense of what exactly our science and helping society realize the potential of this science. We're looking to release behavior analysis from its pigeonholes, and publicize the potential our science has to develop global solutions. If you are interested in the dissemination of the science of behavior analysis worldwide, then this is the place for you.
Keyword(s): Dissemination
 
 
Business Meeting #344
Montana Association for Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall CD, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Cheryl A. Young-Pelton (Montana State University in Billings)
Presenting Authors:

Montana Association for Behavior Analysis (MT ABA) became a new chapter in the fall of 2013. This meeting of MT ABA is open to members and prospective members. Members are Montana residents or individuals who are interested in behavior analysis in Montana belonging to one of three categories: (a) full members, (b) student members, or (c) friends of MT ABA. Events discussed at this meeting will represent a culmination of our third year in existence. Together we will make plans to further promote behavior analysis in Montana through education, research and practice. Join us in this celebration!

Keyword(s): Montana, MT ABA
 
 
Business Meeting #345
Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG Event: Invited Presenter: Mahabalagiri (Giri) Hegde, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall GH, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Nikia Dower (Dower and Associates, Inc.)
Presenting Authors:

The Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) 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 invited presentations of professional interest to attendees. SPABA is honored to have Mahabalagiri (Giri) Hegde, retired Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Communicative Disorders at California State University, Fresno as the invited presenter for SPABA's Business Meeting at ABAI 2016. His professional interests include stuttering, child language disorders, verbal behavior, research methods, and behavioral treatment procedures in communicative disorders. He has published many research articles and several books related to speech-language pathology. Additionally, his contributions to the field of speech pathology, with a behavior-analytic approach is critical to the field as more and more speech-language pathologists work to understand behavior analysis and to apply its principles to their work. The SPABA award winners -- the Student Research Grant award winner and the Dissemination Award winner -- will present on their winning submissions. The SPABA business meeting will also include information on SPABA's social/networking component to encourage interaction and discussion among SIG members, new members, and interested attendees. Please feel free to join us and bring your friends. To further support the Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group, please consider formally joining and donating to the SIG by registering online at www.behavioralspeech.com.

Keyword(s): inter-professional collaboration, SPABA, speech-language pathology, verbal behavior
 
 
Business Meeting #346
Health, Sports, and Fitness Special Interest Group
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Zurich C, Swissotel
Chair: Gabrielle Trapenberg Torres (Behavior Basics LLC)
Presenting Authors:

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

Keyword(s): Exercise, Fitness, Health, Sports
 
 
Business Meeting #347
Washington Association for Behavior Analysis Business Meeting and Social Gathering
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Alpine, Swissotel
Chair: Christopher Jones (University of Washington)
Presenting Authors:
The purpose of this business meeting is to update members and other interested parties of the events and activities that have taken place over the past year that WABA has influenced and/or hosted and/or accomplished. While only two members of the executive committee (President and President-elect) will be able to attend this year, the decision to hold an informal business meeting and social gathering was made. Wine and/or refreshments may be served (TBD).
Keyword(s): Business Meeting, Chapter, Washington
 
 
Business Meeting #348
SIG Español
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Zurich AB, Swissotel
Chair: Mapy Chavez Cueto (Alcanzando)
Presenting Authors:

All Spanish speaking ABAI members are invited to participate, share and exchange information at this meeting. Join us to learn what is happening in the Spanish speaking community of ABAI.

Keyword(s): español, spanish
 
 
Business Meeting #349
Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall IJ, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: J. Adam Bennett (Western Michigan University)
Presenting Authors:
This will be the business meeting for the Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group (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 Distinguished Contributions 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. (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): EAHB, Human Operant
 
 
Business Meeting #350
ArkABA
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
St. Gallen, Swissotel
Chair: Sheila Barnes (NASP)
Presenting Authors:
Arkansas ArkABA members and interested members are invited to meet fellow behavior analysts.
 
 
Business Meeting #351
IGNITE
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Zurich D, Swissotel
Chair: Joshua K. Pritchard (Florida Institute of Technology)
Presenting Authors:

IGNITE is a worldwide phenomenon promoting exciting presentations that are only five minutes long. Each speaker submits a slideshow with 20-slides preprogrammed to advance every 15-seconds. The Chair collects the slideshows and organizes them on one laptop so there is no equipment change between speakers. The presentations are intended to IGNITE the interest of audience members and to stimulate conversation and encourage further exploration of topics. Come enjoy a series of fast-paced, explosive presentations aimed to inform and educate. Come get your passion for behavior analysis ignited!

 
 
Business Meeting #351a
UMass Boston and Global Autism Project: Collaboration for Sustainable Dissemination
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Randolph, Hyatt Regency, Bronze East
Chair: Mary E. Brady (University of Massachusetts Boston)
Presenting Authors:
The Global Autism Project and University of Massachusetts Boston have collaborated for 5 years in order to provide access to university level training in applied behavior analysis outside of the United States. The success of this partnership has led to increased university collaboration, including the creation of university coursework for those who wish to pursue certification in the future. This business meeting is open for all who wish to learn more about sustainable dissemination of applied behavior analysis internationally.
Keyword(s): Global Autism, UMass
 

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