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

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Expo Poster Session #117
Other Organization
Saturday, May 29, 2010
8:30 PM–11:00 PM
Exhibit Hall A (CC)
1. The European Association for Behaviour Analysis
ERIK ARNTZEN (Akershus University College), Giovambattista Presti (Libera Universita di Lingue e Comunicazion), Javier Virues-Ortega (CIBERNED, Carlos III Institute of Health), Ricardo Pellón (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), Neil T. Martin (European Association for Behaviour Analysis)
Abstract: The European Association for Behaviour Analysis (EABA) is an international organisation that aims to promote Behaviour Analysis in Europe and to provide an international forum within Europe for the study and discussion of matters relevant to behavior analysis. One of the main functions of EABA is to organize congresses in experimental and applied behaviour analysis. The next conference will be held in Crete in September 2010.
2. Division 25 of the American Psychological Association
Abstract: Division 25 was founded in 1964 to promote basic research in the experimental analysis of behavior, to encourage applications of such research to human affairs, and to cooperate with other divisions whose interests overlap with the Division. Division 25 is also the voice of behavior analysis within the APA. If behavior analysts are not strongly represented in APA, then APA is unlikely to advocate for us when they speak with government officials, funding agencies, and to the general public. The stronger our numbers, the louder our voice. Stop by the poster at this year's expo to learn more about Division and about how you can help simply by joining. With annual dues as low as $22 the time to join Division 25 is now.
3. Cambridge Center for Behavior Analysis
PHILIP N. CHASE (Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies)
Abstract: Founded in 1981 by Robert Epstein, the mission of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies is to advance the scientific study of behavior and its humane application to the solution of practical problems, including the prevention and relief of human suffering. CCBS delivers trustworthy information about behavioral services and science primarily through its website. CCBS sponsors a variety of small select conferences on topics most important to our community. CCBS also accredits organizations for workplace safety and is developing similar accreditation of effective human service practices using empirically tested and demonstrably effective practices in their programs. CCBS offers streaming videos presented by prominent behavior analysts for continuing education credit and other educational objectives of our audience. CCBS's newest initiative is for preserving and presenting a variety of videos over the Internet. CCBS also offers a wide selection of carefully screened books, videos, journals, and monographs of behavioral theory and applied programs. CCBS is committed to global dissemination of evidence-based solutions to behavioral problems in homes, schools, and at work.
4. Advanced Training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Tessa Taylor Rivet (Kennedy Krieger Institute), EBONY HOLLIDAY (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Jennifer L. Crockett (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Michael F. Cataldo (Kennedy Krieger Institute)
Abstract: The Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine provides training in behavioral psychology as it applies to individuals with developmental disabilities and pediatric problems. This training program, which has been in existence for over 30 years, is comprised of an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited predoctoral internship program (APA accredited since 1988) and a postdoctoral fellowship program. Since the inception of this training program, it has become one of the leading training programs in applied behavior analysis and behavioral psychology. Over 350 individuals have completed a predoctoral internship or a postdoctoral fellowship. The Department is committed to providing a training environment that facilitates the development of future leaders in the field of behavioral psychology. We maintain a distinguished faculty who serve as role models for trainees. Our faculty, who hold academic appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, have a highly regarded record of research in the areas of severe behavior disorder, functional assessment and analysis, pediatric feeding problems, behavioral pediatrics, parent training, drug and behavior interactions, and functional MRI.
5. AdvoServ Programs
JUDITH E. FAVELL (AdvoServ), James F. McGimsey (AdvoServ), Terry J. Page (AdvoServ), Cheryl L. Ecott (AdvoServ), Kelly A. Dancho (AdvoServ)
Abstract: AdvoServ AdvoServ has specialized in serving individuals with severe behavior disorders for 40 years. Our residential, educational, and vocational programs promote independence and enhanced quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injury. Behavior analysis serves as the primary method of treatment, both for teaching alternative behaviors and reducing maladaptive responses. AdvoServ currently offers programs in three states, ranging from intensive behavior units to community group homes Delaware programs serve children and adults in mid-Delaware near Maryland. Florida programs serve children and adults near Orlando. New Jersey programs serve adults throughout the state. Applied Behavior Analysis is the primary treatment approach in clinical, residential, educational, and vocational programs. We are seeking Behavior Analysts who will work within our team concept to design behavioral programs that rely on functional analysis and positive, person-centered teaching strategies. Become part of a team that values systematic staff training and development, 24-hour data collection, and intensive instruction in functional skills.
6. Autism Behavioral Research Individualized Treatment and Education
GINGER R. WILSON (The ABRITE Organization), Janice Doney Frederick (The ABRITE Organization), Rebecca S. Raas (The ABRITE Organization)
Abstract: ABRITE provides early intervention services to children with autism and other developmental disabilities throughout Santa Cruz County, California. ABRITE utilizes the principles and methods of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in order to analyze a child’s specific needs and develop an individualized learning environment and program of instruction. The ABRITE treatment model consists of several instructional strategies based on the principles of behavior analysis including: discrete trial and natural environment teaching, function-based communication training, rate building, and verbal behavior instruction. In addition to intensive home-based services, ABRITE provides children and families with several other forms of assistance including: (1) function based assessment and treatment of undesirable behaviors, (2) parent training, and (3) classroom assistance. ABRITE is comprised of a compassionate team of individuals who care deeply about children and who believe that autism does not define a child. ABRITE emphasizes the importance of a team approach to intervention and views parent involvement and training as essential components of intervention. We believe that further development and dissemination of validated practices will be the way by which families and science can unite to improve the lives of children with autism and other developmental delays. ABRITE offers a number of employment and training opportunities to undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates.
7. Clinic 4 Kidz: Intensive Home-Based Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program
MEETA R. PATEL (Clinic 4 Kidz), Jennifer Leigh King (Clinic 4 Kidz), Michelle L. Waddell (Clinic 4 Kidz), Nissa Wendy Goldberg (Clinic 4 Kidz), Aida Miles (Clinic 4 Kidz)
Abstract: Clinic 4 Kidz is a home-based pediatric feeding disorders program and a small percentage of our practice also provides intensive treatment to children with autism. We provide services for children birth to 12 years of age. We treat children with a variety of feeding problems such as tube dependence, food refusal, texture and type selectivity, bottle dependence, ritualistic eating patterns etc. Diagnoses include (but are not limited to) failure to thrive, developmental disabilities (e.g., autism, down syndrome etc.), prematurity, gastroesophageal reflux, and other gastrointestinal problems. Treatment is provided in the child’s natural environment (e.g., home, school, restaurants etc.). Our clinicians travel all over the country to provide state of the art feeding therapy to children with a variety of difficulties. Clinic 4 Kidz strives to provide quality clinical services as well as conduct clinically significant research. The clinical research that is conducted focus on the assessment and treatment of feeding problems in children. We also have a long-term outcome measures research project that all clinicians are involved in. We are always looking to hire behavior analysts who have both clinical and research interest in the area of pediatric feeding disorders and/or autism.
8. Behavioral Services of Tennessee: "Creating Real Opportunities for People to Live Successfully in the Community"
CYNTHIA MARGARET ZELLER-GONZALEZ (BSTN), Carrie G. Peacock (Behavioral Services of Tennessee)
Abstract: Since 2001, BSTN has offered specialized community based residential services for individuals with a history of severe behavior challenges. When first referred to our program, these individuals present major health and safety risks to themselves and others that made it impossible for them to live in traditional residential settings. Today, they enjoy life in the community with all of the environmental accommodations needed to improve their quality of life. Using the science of behavior analysis, human factors and organizational behavioral management, BSTN offers customized person centered programs to assist each individual in acquiring and maintaining independence, quality of life, physical and mental health in their residence and in the community. We provide residential, day and behavior therapy services to individuals diagnosed with autism, mental retardation, mental illness and traumatic brain injury in need of support. BSTN promotes a high involvement of parents, conservators and other natural supports available within the community to maximize the service recipients benefit of this comprehensive plan
9. Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
GINA GREEN (Association of Professional Behavior Analysts)
Abstract: The Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) is dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of professional practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Its primary mission is to support practitioners who are credentialed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), but APBA also serves others who are interested in the practice of ABA, such as other professionals, consumers, and policymakers. This poster will describe APBA's mission, accomplishments, membership categories and benefits, sponsorship and affiliation opportunities, and plans.
10. FoxyLearning: Online Tutorials for Higher and Continuing Education
ERIC J. FOX (FoxyLearning), Daniel J. Moran (FoxyLearning)
Abstract: FoxyLearning provides fully online, interactive, multimedia tutorials focused on behavior analysis. The tutorials are designed for easy integration into courses and can be completed for Type 2 continuing education units for maintaining certification as a BCBA or BCaBA (FoxyLearning is approved by the BACB to offer Type 2 continuing education). Tutorials on verbal behavior and relational frame theory are currently offered. This poster offers further details about the tutorials, guidelines for integrating them into a course or training program, and information for content experts interested in working with FoxyLearning to develop new tutorials.



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