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.


31st Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2005

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Expo Poster Session #282
#282 Expo - Other Organizations
Sunday, May 29, 2005
10:00 PM–12:00 AM
Southwest Exhibit Hall (Lower Level)
60. A Publically Funded ABA Program for Pre-school Children with Autism in Manitoba, Canada
DANIELA FAZZIO (St. Amant Research Centre), Angela Cornick (St. Amant Research Centre), Jill Franchuk (St. Amant Research Centre), Carl Stephens (St. Amant Research Centre)
Abstract: The St. Amant Pre-School ABA Program is a publicly fundedprogram offering 36 hours of individual ABA training weekly to children between the ages 2 and 5, diagnosed with AutismSpectrum Disorder. The program aims at designing highlyintensive and structured home-based teaching environments, in which skills are taught and challenging behaviors are modified.In a planned manner, the ABA program is expanded from thechild's home to other environments, according the child's abilities.Key features of this program will be described, including curriculum,evaluation methods, staffing ratios, staff qualifications, in-housetraining and the undergraduate and graduate practica available inpartnership with the Psychology Department at the University ofManitoba.
61. Canadas First Bachelors Degree In Behavioural Psychology
GARY A. BERNFELD (St. Lawrence College), Sheelagh Jamieson (St. Lawrence College)
Abstract: St. Lawrence College began offering a new Bachelor of Applied Arts (Behavioural Psychology) degree in September 2004. This program provides the most comprehensive training in the behavioural sciences at the undergraduate level in Canada. Students are trained in the latest behavioural techniques used in a variety of areas such as acquired brain injuries, autism, addictions, developmental disorders, psychiatric disorders, and special education, as well as adult and youth corrections. Graduates may pursue additional post-secondary education (e.g. graduate school in this area, as well as in teaching, social work, etc). The major areas of study within the program are applied behaviour analysis and cognitive behaviour therapy, as well as behaviourally-orientated courses in Abnormal and Developmental Psychology, Statistics, etc. Classroom based courses combined with three practicum opportunities [totalling over 1100 hours] ensure both knowledge and skill development in assessing behavioural patterns and designing effective programs to achieve behavioural change and skill development. The program has received strong support from past ABA presidents as well as recognised leaders in both research and applied settings across North America. Data from a needs-based survey show a strong demand for a full time degree in the field of behavioural sciences
62. Division 25 Archive Project: Substantive Articles in the Division 25 Recorder
AMY K. DRAYTON (Eastern Michigan University), James T. Todd (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: This poster presents samples from substantive articles published in the Division 25 Recorder. Many of these articles were written by the most respected members in the field of behavior analysis, and can provide researchers with impressive, if obscure, references. This poster is part of the ongoing archive effort of Division 25 (Experimental Analysis of Behavior) of the American Psychological Association.
63. Division 25 of the American Psychological Association
ERIC A. JACOBS (Southern Illinois University)
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.
64. Establishing the Wales Centre for Behaviour Analysis
STEPHEN NOONE (University of Wales, Bangor), Richard P. Hastings (University of Wales, Bangor), J. Carl Hughes (University of Wales, Bangor), Sandy Toogood (University of Wales, Bangor)
Abstract: The Wales Centre for Behaviour Analysis (WCBA) was granted formal approved as a University of Wales Centre in September 2004. The aim of the WCBA is to contribute, through the application of behaviour analysis theory and methods, to the understanding of basic human learning processes and to establish positive behaviour change in children and adults using individual and larger-scale interventions. The rationale for creating a formal centre based at the University was to unite a number of existing applied and basic research streams with two significant developments in training and applied provisions in ABA at Bangor. The first of these is the newly established Masters level training in Applied Behaviour Analysis: the course was started in 2003 and is the first European BCBA accredited Masters in ABA. The second development is the establishment of the Bangor Centre for Developmental Disabilities; this is a new school and residential provision that exists to provide a service to children with developmental disabilities and severe behaviour disorders through ABA. The WCBA aims to have an inclusive policy with regular open research and planning meetings designed to encourage collaboration between researchers and applied providers and dissemination of research and best practice. The WCBA aims to contribute significantly to the training of the next generation of basic and applied researchers and to the quality of provisions available in the locality for people in need of trained behaviour analysts.
65. Graduate Internet Coursework in Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas
LESLIE S. BURKETT (University of North Texas), Sigrid S. Glenn (University of North Texas), Susan R. Miller (University of North Texas)
Abstract: The Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas offers two distant programs in behavior analysis. 1) The internet program is a sequence of five self-paced courses, designed by full-time faculty, to meet the needs of individuals who cannot obtain coursework in behavior analysis locally. The courses are multimedia, highly interactive, and cover the academic content required by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). Students may also earn a 15-SCH academic Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis for completing the 5-course internet sequence. 2) The department's 42-SCH master's degree program in behavior analysis (accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis) is also offered to students at a distance by contract with agencies that agree to suppport their employees' participation in a master's degree program. Distant cohorts include 20 or fewer students, have the same degree requirements as on-campus students, and a faculty composed of UNT full-time faculty and adjunct faculty located near or at the participating agencies. Courses include teleconferencing, in-person classes by local/distant faculty, and web-based activities.
66. Undergraduate Preparation in Behavior Analysis at Allegheny College
SARAH ELIZABETH PACKOSKY (Allegneny College), Emily Roguski (Allegneny College), Rodney D. Clark (Allegneny College)
Abstract: Allegheny College is a small liberal arts college with an average total annual enrollment of 1850 students. The psychology department is one of the largest departments on campus consisting of 12-faculty members with divergent interests. Since 1990, however, Allegheny College has offered an increasing number of behavior-analytically oriented courses. The department now offers courses including Introductory Behavior Analysis, Behavior Modification, Verbal Behavior, Behavioral Pharmacology, and The Experimental Analysis of Behavior as well as two seminars. There are independent research opportunities available in addition to a required senior thesis. Moreover, the department is equipped with three animal (rats and pigeons) laboratories and one human research laboratory dedicated to behavior analysis. Computers are available to all students and faculty. Students and faculty routinely attend the annual ABA conference. A considerable number of former students have obtained employment or are pursuing graduate training in behavior analysis.



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