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.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Expo Poster Session #120
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Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 PM–10:30 PM
W375a-d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
147. Advanced Training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
TONYA LAMBERT (Kennedy Krieger Institute), David Cernikovsky (Kennedy Krieger Institute), Jocelyn Stokes (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, behavior disorders and pediatric problems. This training program, which has been in existence for more than 30 years, is comprised of an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited predoctoral internship program (APA accredited since 1988) and a postdoctoral fellowship program. Since its inception, this training program has been one of the leading training programs in applied behavior analysis and behavioral psychology. More than 500 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 disorders, functional assessment and analysis, pediatric feeding problems, behavioral pediatrics, parent training, drug and behavior interactions, and functional MRI.
148. Association for Science in Autism Treatment (
DAVID A. CELIBERTI (Association for Science in Autism Treatment)
Abstract: The vast array of "proposed treatments" for autism can be both overwhelming and confusing for consumers. Sadly, there is not a shared commitment to empirical validation, research, and data-based decision making amongst providers. The Association for Science and Autism Treatment (ASAT) strives to be an important resource for individuals with autism, family members, professionals, and paraprofessionals, in fact, for anyone interested in reliable, science-based and accurate information about autism and its treatments. Founded in 1998, the mission of the ASAT is to disseminate accurate, scientifically sound information about treatments for autism and to improve access to effective, science-based treatments for all people with autism, regardless of age, severity of condition, income or place of residence. For more information please visit ASAT's website at To receive Science in Autism Treatment, ASAT's free quarterly newsletter, subscribe at
149. Behavior as the Brohaviorist Views It: The Brohaviorside Chatters!
RYAN LEE O'DONNELL (Brohavior), Mark Malady (Brohavior; HSI/WARC), Scott A. Miller (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Cameron Green (Florida State University, Brohavior), Michael Fantetti (Western New England University, Brohavior  ), Marc D'Antin (Brohavior), Val Saini (University of Nebraska Medical Center), James Booth (Brohavior)
Abstract: The Brohaviorside Chatters are an online community of behavioral neophytes and journeymen that formed in April of 2013. The question usually goes "Why Brohavior?" Well, the name was jokingly suggested at our first meeting and has since stuck. Membership is currently near 50/50 women to men with members stretched across 6 states in the U.S. and across 9 affiliations. Our aim is to create a collaborative environment where students of behavior analysis are exposed to and pursue behavior analytic literature, philosophy and research that is outside of the scope of the BACB approved course sequence. We work towards this mission via the following aims: a private listserv, weekly web-based meetings, settings weekly and monthly goals, tracking goals, and sharing professional presentations. Our main focus for involvement is that you have a passion for behavior analysis and that you are willing to experience the embarrassment, confusion, love, and all of the other baggage that comes with learning new things. If you share a similar interest, then please introduce yourself and chat with us!
150. Division 25 American Psychological Association
MATTHEW T. WEAVER (Mercyhurst Univesity), Todd L. McKerchar (Jacksonville State University)
Abstract: Membership strengthens the voice of Behavior Analysis within APA. Your participation ensures that the behavior analytic perspective is represented in governance and that our field’s contributions are recognized by APA. Additionally, members are given the opportunity for recognition and leadership positions. Membership also includes: Bi-yearly newsletter, The Division 25 Recorder, for news, grants, and job postings. Sponsored programs at APA and other conferences (e.g., ABAi). Awards for various accomplishments
151. Graduate Internet Coursework in Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas
BROOK B. WHEETLEY (University of North Texas), Todd A. Ward (University of North Texas)
Abstract: The Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas offers a distance program in behavior analysis. This internet program is a sequence of six 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, high interactive, and cover the academic content required by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) for BCBAs and BCaBAs. Students may also earn a 18-SCH academic Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis for completing the 6-course sequence.
152. ABA in Saudi Arabia: Dar Al-Hekma College BCaBA Course Sequence
Mona Al Haddad (Dar Al-Hekma College), MICHELLE P. KELLY (Dar Al-Hekma College)
Abstract: Dar Al-Hekma College, as a learning community, is committed to the furtherance and enhancement of creativity, excellence, intellect and independent thinking amongst its students. The college awards bachelor’s degrees to students who successfully complete a four-year, college-level curriculum. The college is managed and operated by highly qualified Saudi and expatriate faculty and staff to provide the highest standards of academic services The purpose of the Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education is to prepare students to become teachers at the elementary and intermediate school levels, with a well-balanced knowledge base and skills in identifying learner characteristics, designing curricula and implementing instructional methods to meet the learning needs of exceptional learners. The School of Education and Applied Health Sciences offers an undergraduate degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism. The ABA courses are designed to be part of the program of study in the autism track. Upon completion of all courses, the program produces well-knowledgeable professionals skilled in the application of behavior- analytic principles to individuals with ASD. In 2008, the School of Education and Applied Health Sciences at DAH offered the first course sequence in ABA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the whole region of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
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