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.


34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Expo Poster Session #325
ABAI Expo - Special Interest Groups
Sunday, May 25, 2008
10:00 PM–12:00 AM
South Exhibit Hall
93. Autism SIG and Parent Professional Partnership SIG.
RUTH M. DONLIN (Private Practice)
Abstract: The Autism and Parent-Professional Partnership SIGs invite all conference attendees to learn more about the SIGs activities and obtain free autism-related publications of interest to the behavioral community.
94. Applied Animal Behavior Special Interest Group.
JENNIFER L. SOBIE (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Abstract: The Applied Animal Behavior (AAB) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) was created to promote research and application of behavior analytic principles to the field of animal management. Members of the AAB SIG are interested in or involved in animal handling across a wide range of animals, both domestic (e.g., dogs, horses) and exotic (e.g., zoo animals). The AAB SIG also takes an active role in support and advancement of behavior analytic research in applied animal behavior, providing members and non-members research tools to aid in the design, implementation and dissemination of results of studies in the area. The SIG also supports data-based and theoretical AAB papers and posters at the annual ABA convention. This support includes dissemination of the titles, presentation times, locations, authors and abstracts all AAB related presentations, and annual presentation of the Marion Breland Bailey Award for Student Research and Scholarship (MMBA). This poster will display SIG member activities and photos of animal facility tours from past conferences, and will include the compellation of animal related and MMBA nominated presentations scheduled for the 2008 conference. Officers from the Applied Animal Behavior SIG will be available during the poster session to discuss the SIG's activities and goals with interested ABAI members.
95. Behavior Analyst Online SIG.
MICHAEL WEINBERG (Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC)
Abstract: The BAO is publisher of the Behavior Analyst Today, JEIBI, ICBCT, BDB, SLP-ABA, JBAHSFM, JOBA-OVTP, Analysis of Gambling Behavior, Behavioral Development Bulleting. The BAO is operated by a governing board and also offers a forum for discussion of issues for practitioners and researchers in the field of behavior analysis.
96. Behavioral Gerontology Special Intrest Group.
JONATHAN C. BAKER (Western Michigan University), Paige Raetz (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: This poster decribes the purpose and benefits of participation in the Behavioral Gerontology Special Interest Group.
97. Behavioral Medicine SiG.
CRAIG A. THOMAS (New Beginning Therapeutic Services, LLC.), Joseph D. Cautilli (Children Crisis Treatment Center/St. Joseph's University)
Abstract: A review of the changes that Behavior Analysis has created in treatment of patients believed to be purely medical conditions. A summary of the implications that behavior analysis has in the future of medicine and a review of the important work ahead.
98. Behaviorists for Social Responsibility.
SARAH K. MOORE (National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.), Mark A. Mattaini (Jane Addams College of Social Work, UIC), Richard F. Rakos (Cleveland State University)
Abstract: Many behavior analysts entered the field because they wished to act to contribute to their world, and in particular to further social justice, human rights, and environmental action, and to challenge oppression. If you are one of those people, join us to further those interests.
99. Clinical Behavior Analysis SIG.
THOMAS J. WALTZ (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: We will be presenting information on where to receive training in Clinical behavior Analysis, and on the types of training available in this field. Please stop by and learn about all of the exciting opportunities in this exciting field.
100. The Special Interest Group for Behavior Analysis in Crime & Delinquency.
JOSEPH D. CAUTILLI (Children Crisis Treatment Center/St. Joseph's University)
Abstract: Behavior analysis has a long and proud tradition in reducing recividism. Many at ABA do not know of the vast opportunities that this area presents for research and treatment. This poster will focus on the contribution of behavior analysis and behavior therapy to reducing recividism.
101. The Developmental Behavior Analysis SIG.
MARTHA PELAEZ (Florida International University)
Abstract: The activities of the Development SIG and the Behavior Developent Bulletin are outlined.
102. Dissemination of Behavior Analysis SIG.
JOSHUA K. PRITCHARD (University of Nevada, Reno), Melissa Nosik (TEAM Centers), Linda J. Parrott Hayes (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: A review of the formative 6 months of this SIG whose mission is to disseminate the science of human behavior to the public at large through the promulgation of easy to understand explanations of what exactly this science is, and help society realize the potential of this science as well as dispel myths which detract from its positive image.
103. Evidence-Based Practices SIG Business.
TERI LEWIS (None), Randy Keyworth (The Wing Institute)
Abstract: The Evidence-Based Practice SIG was formed to increase understanding within behavior analysis of the multi-disciplinary evidence-based practice movement, and to expand the role of behavior analysis in this movement. Foci include fundamental questions about both evidence (e.g., what kinds of?research qualify as persuasive evidence of intervention effectiveness?) and evidence-to-practice translation (dissemination, implementation, and?sustainability of effective interventions). The founding of the EBP-SIG?rests on three assumptions: (a) that evidence too often is divorced from practice, (b) that behavior-analytic data too infrequently drive discussions of evidence, and (c) that the historical approach to evidence within behavior analysis, however laudable, is incomplete and worthy of systematic updating.
104. Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior SIG.
CYNTHIA J. PIETRAS (Western Michigan University), Eric A. Jacobs (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), Manish Vaidya (University of North Texas), Christy A. Alligood (University of Kansas)
Abstract: The EAHB-SIG aims to promote the development of the experimental analysis of behavior with human subjects. The SIG maintains an online journal fo the publication of human research, sponsors a yearly student paper competition, and at ABA delivers an EAHB Distinguished Career Award.
105. Instructional Design SIG Anyone?
GUY S. BRUCE (Appealing Solutions, LLC)
Abstract: Instructional design is a tool for solving "know-how" problems. It can be used to design more efficient teaching and training programs for staff and clients, so that organizations and individuals achieve desired results. For example, an effective behavior management plan should include an efficient training program for those language, social, work, and daily living skills that persons with learning difficulties need to achieve their personal goals. In the same way, staff need efficient training programs so that they will quickly learn the skills they need to help clients achieve their goals. Teachers and trainers at any level can use instructional design to help their students rapidly acquire the skills they need to be effective in their careers, whether these careers are in behavior analysis or in other fields. Those interested in learning more about instructional design are invited to attend our symposium, “What’s New in Instructional Design."
106. Interbehaviorists in ABA.
YUKIKO WASHIO (University of Nevada, Reno), Mitch Fryling (University of Nevada, Reno)
Abstract: We will encourage members to participate in this SIG and present introductory knowledge of interbehaviorism.
107. NeuroSIG: Neuroscience Special Interest Group.
SIMON DYMOND (Swansea University), Michael W. Schlund (Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Abstract: The Neuroscience SIG brings together researchers, academics, clinicians and students interested in the intersection of behavior analysis and neuroscience as it relates to basic research, clinical interventions or general neurological dysfunction. The Neuroscience SIG has three primary missions: 1) To introduce behavior analytic research to the neurosciences and introduce neuroscience research to behavior analysis; 2) To serve as both a meeting place and training environment for students and professionals alike interested in basic and applied neuroscience research; 3) To serve as a forum for collaborative relationships, funding applications, and the sharing of best-practice; 4) advocate for and promote high standards in the application of behavior analytic treatments for individuals with neurological dysfunction.
108. The Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Network.
JOHN AUSTIN (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: The poster will describe OBM Network activities over the past year, and encourage membership in the organization.
109. Positive Behavior Support SIG.
ROBERT F. PUTNAM (The May Institute, Inc.)
Abstract: The Association for Behavior Analysis’ Positive Behavior Support Special Interest Group is dedicated to promoting research-based strategies that combine applied behavior analysis and biomedical science with person-centered values and systems change to increase quality of life and decrease problem behaviors. The goal of the PBS SIG to promote the use of positive behavior support interventions in schools, communities, agencies and in homes and support practitioners in its use.
110. Practitioner Issues in Behavior Analysis SIG: Building a Profession for Behavior Analysts.
JOSEPH D. CAUTILLI (Children Crisis Treatment Center/St. Joseph's University)
Abstract: N/a
111. Rehabilitation and Independent Living SIG.
MICHAEL P. MOZZONI (Learning Services Corporation)
Abstract: The Rehabilitation and Independent Living SIG is designed to encourage behavior analysts working in this area or interested in this area to learn about behavioral applications in mulit-disciplinary environments. Our aim is to review the literature and make recommendations for practice guidelines in the treatment of persons with acquired brain injury. A secondary, but equally important goal is to exchange treatment ideas and interest students in internship opportunities at neurorehabilitation facilities around the country. Come, visit, learn and contribute.
112. Sex Therapy and Educational Programming SIG (STEPSIG).
BOBBY NEWMAN (Room to Grow)
Abstract: This will be a poster describing the Sex Therapy and Educational Programming Special Interest Group (STEPSIG). Descriptions of our past year's activities, and sample articles from our newsletter, will be displayed.
113. The Standard Celeration Society (SCS).
NICHOLAS M. BERENS (University of Nevada, Reno/Center for Advanced Learning, Inc.), Michael Fabrizio (Fabrizio/Moors Consulting), Abigail B. Calkin (Calkin Consulting Center), Katherine Sandra MacLeod (Standard Celeration Society), Charles T. Merbitz (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Richard M. Kubina Jr. (Pennsylvania State University)
Abstract: Since 1990 the Standard Celeration Society has comprised a collegial organization for all persons who use Standard Celeration Charts to monitor and change human behavior frequencies. The Society's members come from a diverse background. They apply the Chart to all levels of education, including pre-school, elementary and middle school, high school, and college, as well as to all types special education. Additionally, members have used the Chart in human services organizations, business and industrial applications, performance management and improvement consulting, parenting and child rearing, self-management projects and general scientific analysis of national and world economic and social problems. The Society encourages the development and growth of a science of human behavior and learning, and promotes using the Standard Celeration Chart to further that objective. Moreover, the Society seeks research to create data-based functional applications derived from the science of behavior and learning. Ultimately, we have a society to create a more loving, less fearful world. Mission Statement: The basic mission of the Standard Celeration Society is to promote standard measurement and monitoring of behavior frequencies and their celerations.
114. Technology SIG.
Abstract: The Technology SIG was created to bring together companies, researchers, service providers, and consumers who are interested in the use of technology for conducting research or providing ABA services. The primary goals of the Technology SIG are: 1) To share ideas and educate others about how technology can be used to promote ABA practices; 2) To support consumers of technology products by developing a set of best practices; 3) To set a path for research in technology for ABA; and 4) To promote ABA and exchange information through technology.
115. Speech Pathology Special Interest Group (SPABA).
JAMIE M. SEVERTSON (Western Michigan University), Barbara E. Esch (ESCH Behavior Consultants, Inc.)
Abstract: SPABA will present information on professional activities of SIG members related to our mission of promoting a behavioral approach to the analysis and treatment of speech/language/swallowing disorders.
116. Verbal Behavior - Special Interest Group
SARAH A. LECHAGO (Western Michigan University), Season Almason (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: The verbal behavior special interest group is an ABA affiliated organization. This SIG is dedicated to the study of language from a behavior analytic perspective. Members of the SIG are devoted to the advancement of verbal behavior research and treatment approaches. The SIG is in a critical and exciting period of growth and we are eager to recruit a variety of interested students and professionals into the SIG to contribute to its advancement.



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