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

Program by Professional Development Series Events: Sunday, May 30, 2010

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Panel #136
Professional Development Series: International Internships and Positions
Sunday, May 30, 2010
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
201 (CC)
Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Tiffany A. Hammer Baker (Sam Houston State University)
DANIEL GOULD (New England Center for Children)
JOSEPH E. MORROW (Applied Behavior Consultants, Inc.)
ERICK M. DUBUQUE (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: The practice of applied behavior analysis has grown and continues to expand across the globe. Because of this, many exciting opportunities for international internships and professional positions are becoming available in the field of applied behavior analysis. This panel will include a discussion of what is available and the benefits of taking advantage of these opportunities. Possible disadvantages of accepting international positions or internships will also be addressed.The panel members have experienced positions and internships all over the world and will share their experiences. Additionally, panel members will give advice on choosing an internship or professional position abroad. The dissemination of applied behavior analysis is important to many professionals in the field of applied behavior analysis. Accepting a position abroad is a way to be a part of, and contribute to, this expansion. This purpose of this event is to provide information for those interested in practicing applied behavior analysis abroad.
Panel #168
Professional Development Series: Giving Back to the Professional Community
Sunday, May 30, 2010
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
201 (CC)
Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: A. Charles Catania, Ph.D.Former Director of ABAI accred
Chair: Josh Pritchard (University of Nevada, Reno)
JOSH PRITCHARD (University of Nevada, Reno)
DAVID A. CELIBERTI (Association for Science in Autism Treatment)
MARY ELLEN MCDONALD (Hofstra University)
Abstract: Behavior analysts often join the field to help create a better world. In addition to providing services to help change behavior to enhance quality of life, some behavior analysts provide services pro-bono or at a cost below market to those who need help but can not afford it. In addition to the service provided to society both by virtue of our profession and by those who act charitably, there is a need to provide service to our profession. This panel includes people who have engaged in this professional service through ABAI special interest groups and volunteer committees, as well as in several non-ABAI capacities. They will discuss options for any behavior analyst to engage in service to our science and practitioner community, from student to seasoned professional.
Panel #196
Professional Development Series: Balancing School, Work, and Life: How to Be an Effective Scheduler
Sunday, May 30, 2010
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
201 (CC)
Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Angelica A. Aguirre (California State University, Fresno)
MEGAN RAE HEINICKE (Auburn University)
ALYSON K. PADGETT (California State University, Fresno)
JENNIFER DELANEY KOWALKOWSKI (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: Graduate school is a challenging, but rewarding experience for many students. Graduate students are constantly reading and analyzing the applications and strategies that lead to becoming a future professional of a particular discipline. This includes the countless amount of hours of working on theses and dissertations, teaching classes, and working at a practicum site related to one’s specific field. On top of school and work, graduate students have to add the necessity of family involvement and many other extraneous events that tend to occur. This panel will include graduate students within the field of behavior analysis to share their experiences, and how the principles of behavior can provide a better environment for current and future graduate students. This panel will discuss the importance of time and stress management, in addition to emphasizing the importance of working closely with their mentor to keep students on task in terms of conducting their research and fulfilling short and long term goals while in school. This panel will also advise students on how to establish stimulus control to keep their professional and personal lives separate.
Panel #233
CE Offered: PSY/BACB
Professional Development Series: Prominent Women in Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 30, 2010
1:30 PM–2:50 PM
201 (CC)
Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Lisa Britton, Ph.D.
Chair: Maranda Trahan (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
JULIE S. VARGAS (B. F. Skinner Foundation)
JENNIFER J. MCCOMAS (University of Minnesota)
JENNIFER R. ZARCONE (University of Rochester Medical Center)
BRIDGET A. TAYLOR (Alpine Learning Group)
Abstract: Prominent women in behavior analysis will discuss their experiences in the field, challenges and achievements, and invite questions from attendees.
Panel #236
Professional Development Series: Stimulus Equivalence: Current Applications and Future Developments
Sunday, May 30, 2010
1:30 PM–2:50 PM
214A (CC)
Area: VRB/TPC; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
Chair: Yors A. Garcia (Southern Illinois University)
ERIK ARNTZEN (Akershus University College)
LANNY FIELDS (Queens College, The University of New York)
WILLIAM J. MCILVANE (University of Massachusettes Medical School)
CAROL PILGRIM (University of North Carolina, Wilmington)
Abstract: This panel will present the most up-to-date findings in stimulus equivalence research. Each panellist will discuss some of the most recent applications of stimulus equivalence in applied settings and the future directions of the field. Similarly the group of panellist will discuss the methodological and conceptual limitation in stimulus equivalence research. Each panellist will discuss these issues from their own research program.
Panel #258
Professional Development Series: Creating and Marketing Behavior Analytic Products
Sunday, May 30, 2010
3:00 PM–4:20 PM
Texas Ballroom Salon E (Grand Hyatt)
Area: EDC/TBA; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Timothy C. Fuller (University of Nevada, Reno)
JANET S. TWYMAN (Headsprout)
STEPHEN E. EVERSOLE (Behavior Development Solutions)
MICHAEL J. MALONEY (Teach your Children Well)
Abstract: An interested behavior analyst can often find workshops, books, and conference sessions that propose to teach them how to begin and run their very own behavior analytic business. Most often, these workshops converge upon the intricacies involved in setting up and managing a company that provides direct human services such as autism treatment or behavior support for schools or the private sector. While this is an important skill-set, and any behavior analyst could benefit from its addition to their repertoire, this panel will discuss the other side of entrepreneurial activity – product development and sales. This panel contains behavior scientists who have utilized their expertise to create teaching products that they subsequently marketed successfully to an audience that ranges from young children to adult professionals seeking certification. They will share their story and the history that set the stage for their entrepreneurial behavior allowing for mainstream dissemination.
Panel #270
CE Offered: BACB
Professional Development Series: An Introduction to Precision Teaching
Sunday, May 30, 2010
3:30 PM–4:20 PM
Texas Ballroom Salon B (Grand Hyatt)
Area: EDC/AUT; Domain: Applied Behavior Analysis
CE Instructor: Anthony Biglan, Ph.D.
Chair: Kendra L. Rickard (University of Nevada, Reno)
JENNIFER TESTA (Morningside Academy)
KERRI K. MILYKO (University of Nevada, Reno)
ALISON L. MOORS (Academy for Precision Learning)
Abstract: Precision teaching (PT) is a subfield of behavior analysis that has at its core a measurement system. The standard celeration chart (SCC) is the hallmark of precision teaching, and through its use, discoveries of relationships between component behaviors and complex repertoires have been made. The most efficient and effective methods for establishing complex repertoires have also been discovered, and a truly functional definition of mastery has emerged. This symposium will include an overview of PT and the SCC, as well as discuss applications of PT in various settings with a variety of different learners and behaviors. The benefit of combining PT with other effective instructional techniques, such as Direct Instruction and Curriculum-Based Measurement, will also be discussed.
Panel #287
CE Offered: BACB
Professional Development Series: Research in Non-University Settings
Sunday, May 30, 2010
4:30 PM–5:50 PM
Lone Star Ballroom Salon F (Grand Hyatt)
Area: EAB; Domain: Experimental Analysis
CE Instructor: Richard Smith, Ph.D.
Chair: Sarah M. Dunkel-Jackson (Southern Illinois University)
ANNE CUMMINGS (Central East Autism Program)
JACQUELYN M. MACDONALD (New England Center for Children)
NANCY MARCHESE (Kinark Child and Family Services)
JAMES W. JACKSON (Southern Illinois University)
Abstract: Panelists from a variety of research agencies will discuss the difficulties and successes of conducting research in non-university supported laboratory settings. Topics to be discussed may include research funding, journal publication, human rights compliance, experimental rigor, and social validity. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and join the discussion.
Panel #323
Professional Development Series: Interdisciplinary Collaborations—Personal Accounts of Bringing Behavior Analysis Into Nonbehaviorally Oriented Professional Domains
Sunday, May 30, 2010
7:30 PM–8:50 PM
202AB (CC)
Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Aimee Meier (The Chicago School, Los Angeles)
LEILANI FELICIANO (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
MICHAEL P. MOZZONI (Learning Services NeuroBehavioral Institute of Colorado)
DAVE A. PYLES (The Chicago School, Los Angeles)
RON VAN HOUTEN (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: Panelists will discuss their personal account of becoming an expert in a non-behaviorally oriented field. They will give recommendations and advice to those looking to expand the professional domains of behavior analysis, with specific perspectives from the fields of gerontology, brain injury, pharmacology, and safety.



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