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.


42nd Annual Convention; Downtown Chicago, IL; 2016

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Business Meeting #345
Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG Event: Invited Presenter: Mahabalagiri (Giri) Hegde, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Monday, May 30, 2016
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Columbus Hall GH, Hyatt Regency, Gold East
Chair: Nikia Dower (Dower and Associates, Inc.)
Presenting Authors:

The Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) Special Interest Group business meeting is open to anyone interested in promoting a behavioral approach to the analysis and treatment of speech and language disorders. Admission is free and membership in the SIG is not required in order to attend. The meeting will consist of member reports on SIG mission-related activities and invited presentations of professional interest to attendees. SPABA is honored to have Mahabalagiri (Giri) Hegde, retired Professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Communicative Disorders at California State University, Fresno as the invited presenter for SPABA's Business Meeting at ABAI 2016. His professional interests include stuttering, child language disorders, verbal behavior, research methods, and behavioral treatment procedures in communicative disorders. He has published many research articles and several books related to speech-language pathology. Additionally, his contributions to the field of speech pathology, with a behavior-analytic approach is critical to the field as more and more speech-language pathologists work to understand behavior analysis and to apply its principles to their work. The SPABA award winners -- the Student Research Grant award winner and the Dissemination Award winner -- will present on their winning submissions. The SPABA business meeting will also include information on SPABA's social/networking component to encourage interaction and discussion among SIG members, new members, and interested attendees. Please feel free to join us and bring your friends. To further support the Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group, please consider formally joining and donating to the SIG by registering online at

Keyword(s): inter-professional collaboration, SPABA, speech-language pathology, verbal behavior



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