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Donny Newsome, PhD, BCBA-D – Mastery: Defined Functionally, Measured Behaviorally

1.0 Type II CEU  About the presentation: Generally speaking, the concept of ‘mastery’ is well understood.  We know a masterful performer when we see one.  His or her performance seems to come naturally, quickly and accurately.   Difficult or complex tasks are made to look effortless and novel problems are readily overcome.  On the other hand, […]

Kendra Newsome, PhD, BCBA-D LBA – What Behavior Science Can Offer Early Education

1.0 Type II CEU Credit About the presentation: Behavior analysts are underutilized in the education of neuro-typical learners. Behavior analysts, however, are well equipped to contribute to the domain of education. This presentation will discuss the benefits of diversifying our service model as behavior analysts to encompass the educational domain and the specific benefits afforded […]

Lori Frost, M.S., CCC-SLP – Current Trends in AAC Vocabulary Selection: Is Core Enough?

1.0 Type II CEU About the presentation: AAC intervention with the nonverbal and minimally verbal population of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has become an increasing focus of both clinical and research efforts over the course of the past several years.  Many practitioners implement picture-based augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) interventions for individuals who are not […]

James E. Carr, PhD, BCBA-D – The Evolution of Certification Standards for Behavior Analysts: The BACB’s Consumer Protection Mission

1.0 Type II CEU  About the presentation: As a result of the rapid growth of applied behavior analysis, the profession has recently welcomed large numbers of new practitioners to its fold. Not surprisingly, more practitioners serve individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) than any other population. In response to the current concentration of practitioners in […]

Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA – When Professionals Disagree: The Ethics of Effective Collaboration

1.0 CEU Ethics About the presentation: Whether you are a practitioner, consultant, researcher, or parent, we all encounter opportunities to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Benefits of having multiple providers and experts on board can include collaborative brainstorming with shared responsibility for client outcomes. When individuals disagree, however, it can be challenging to […]

Andy Bondy, Ph.D. – Prompting, stimulus control, error correction: Why are they crucial to teaching in autism and why are we making so many mistakes?

1.0 Type II CEU Credits About the presentation: There are many terms used by general and special education teachers, related service providers, and even trained behavior analysts, that when used incorrectly can lead to ineffective classroom lessons. One example is the term  “prompt,” often used in the field of education. Similar problems can be found […]

Amanda Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA – Stop Sucking and Start Saving the World with Behavior Analysis: The Ethics of Sustainable Behavior Change

1.0 Ethics CE About the presentation: As behavior analysts, we are charged with helping others achieve behavior change. We are often called in when stakes are high and situations are escalated. As with any behavior change program, it is important to ensure strong treatment fidelity, meaning we need others to follow the plans we create. […]

Rob Holdsambeck, Ed.D, LCP, BCBA-D – Challenges of Supervision: lazy rats, shopping math, and the internet

1.0 Supervision CE About the presentation: After a time, many clinicians are asked to move from providing direct services into a role of providing supervision to others. This can present some unique challenges. Behavioral scientists preach that data is are critical to managing effective programs. One of the key challenges for supervisors is getting real […]

Mandy Rispoli, PhD, BCBA-D – Advances in Trial-Based Functional Analysis of Challenging Behavior

1.0 Type II CE Credits About the presentation: Trial-based functional analysis is a model for systematically assessing the function of challenging behavior. The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of trial-based functional analysis and to present new empirical research on the use of trial-based functional analysis in classrooms for children with autism […]

Tara A. Fahmie, PhD, BCBA-D- Functional Strategies for Preventing the Development of Severe Problem Behavior

1.0 Type II CE Credits About the presentation: Research on the functional analysis of severe behavior (aggression, self-injury, property destruction) has yielded a great deal of information about the conditions that give rise to and maintain such behavior in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These collective findings have produced a powerful technology for behavior […]

Robert Horner- Implementing Behavior Analysis at Scales of Social Importance: Taking ABA to Scale

1.0 Type II CE Credits About the presenter: Rob Horner is professor of special education at the University of Oregon. His research has focused on behavior analysis, positive behavior support, multi-tiered instructional systems, equity in education, and systems change. He has worked for the past 20 years with George Sugai in development and implementation of […]

Tristram H. Smith- Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention: Past, Present, and Future

About the presentation: This presentation will offer an inside view on the rise of early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) at Ivar Lovaas’s UCLA Young Autism Project and the subsequent initiatives to replicate and disseminate EIBI. It will also examine how well this work holds up, considering that EIBI has evolved over time, standards of scientific […]

James E. Carr, PhD, BCBA-D – An Update on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board

About the presentation: The presenter will discuss recent developments at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). The most current data on the BACB’s credentialing programs will be provided: Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, and Registered Behavior Technician. In addition, a number of recent and impending developments at the BACB will be described, including changes to […]

J.E.R. Staddon, PhD – Skinner, Darwin and Memorial Hall: Reflections on the past and future of operant conditioning

About the presentation: Operant conditioning reached a high point in the basement of Memorial Hall at Harvard in the early 1960s. Two figures dominated: S. S. “Smitty” Stevens and R. J. “Dick” Herrnstein (B. F. Skinner was no longer actively involved in laboratory research at that time.) Laws were the thing: Weber-Fechner and the power law at Stevens’ […]

Janet S. Twyman, Ph.D., BCBA, NYSLBA – Behavior Analysis, Technology, & Education in the 21st Century

This presentation was filmed at the 2016 Hawaii ABA Conference  About the presenter: A former preschool and elementary school teacher, principal, administrator, and university professor, Janet is a noted proponent of effective instruction and using technology to produce individual and system change. In 2007-08 she served as President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and is an […]

Kristen Koba-Burdt, M.S., BCBA, LBA, HABA President – Living Pono: Behavior Analysis, Advocacy, and Public Policy

1.0 Type II CE Credits This presentation was filmed at the 2016 Hawaii ABA Conference  About the presentation: HABA’s 2016 theme is pono, meaning to do what is right and give back. This talk will discuss how HABA’s legislative committee applied basic principles of behavior analysis to public policy in Hawai’i, and offer recommendations for further advancement […]

Rob Holdsambeck, EdD, LCP, BCBA-D – Autism, Ethics and Clinical Practice: Lessons from the lands of the Hula, the Haka, and Ho’o’ponopono

1.0 Type II CE Credits/ 1.0 Ethics Credits This presentation was filmed at the 2016 Hawaii ABA Conference  About the presenter: Dr. Holdsambeck is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of clinical experience delivering services to people with developmental disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum. He was one of the first to become […]

Michael F. Dorsey, PhD, BCBA-D – An Introduction to Ethics: From the Greeks to Applied Behavior Analysis

1.0 Type II CE Credit/1.0 Ethics Credits This talk was filmed at the Ethics in Professional Practice Conference at Endicott College. About the presentation: The presentation will cover the evolution of the concept of Ethics from Plato’s Ordered Integration to that of BF Skinner and Applied Behavior Analysis. Plato believed that our goal as humans […]

Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD – Evidence-Based Practice and Socially Important Outcomes with Adolescents and Young Adults with ASD

1.0 Type II CE Credit (1.0 Ethics Credit) This talk was filmed at the 2016 Ethics in Professional Practice Conference at Endicott College. About the presentation: Baer, Wolf and Risely (1968), stated that interventions based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis produce strong, socially important effects, generalize to new environments and continue after the […]

Lorri Unumb, JD – Autism, ABA, and Health Care Fraud

Free 20 minute presentation! Due to presentation length, not eligible for CE Credit.  **Because this is a non-credit free course, users will not receive a certificate of completion** This talk was filmed at the 2016 Ethics in Professional Practice Conference at Endicott College. About the presentation: Increased availability of reimbursement options in autism intervention has led to […]

Amanda N. Kelly, “Behaviorbabe”, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA – Blurred Lines: Ethical Implications of Social Media

1.0 Type II CE Credit This presentation was filmed at the 2016 CCBS Autism Conference in Buellton, California About the presenter:  Dr. Amanda N. Kelly, 2015 HABA President, received her PhD in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College and currently serves as Executive Director for Keiki Educational Consultants, Inc. She has been licensed as an elementary education teacher […]

Amanda Karsten, PhD, BCBA-D – Three Steps to Fast, Smart, and Client-Centered Decisions for the Busy Practitioner

1.0 Type II CE Credits/ 1.0 Ethics Credits About the presentation: Behavioral data play an essential role in the ethical and effective delivery of ABA services. The process of gathering and interpreting those data, however, may leave practitioners short on time and stakeholders scratching their heads – how many forms, interviews, assessments, or charts does […]

Peter F. Gerhardt, EdD – Sexuality Education and Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders

1.0 Type II CE Credit This presentation was filmed at the 2016 CCBS Autism Conference in Buellton, California About the presenter: Dr. Gerhardt has over 30 years experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of adolescents and adults with ASD in educational, employment, residential, and community-based settings. He is the author or […]

Thomas Zane, PhD, BCBA-D – Scientifically Supported Treatments, Ethical Decisions, and the Real Cost of Fad Treatments

1.0 Type II CE Credit This presentation was filmed at the 2016 CCBS Autism Conference in Buellton, California In human service provision, there is a requirement that the service provision does what it is intended to do – in other words, the service successfully treats the challenge which it is intended to help. For example, […]

Mitchell Fryling, PhD, BCBA-D – How Behavioral Theory Can Help

1.0 Type II CE Credit This presentation was filmed at the 2016 CCBS Autism Conference in Buellton, California The growing need for behavior analytic services around the world has resulted in the training of many applied behavior analysts in recent years. This is a good thing, as many of the most effective practices to improve […]

Mary Jane Weiss, PhD, BCBA-D – Teaching Social Skills that Matter: Targeting Crucial Skills with Effective Methods

1.0 Type II CE Credit This presentation was filmed at the 2016 CCBS Autism Conference in Buellton, California About the presentation: Social skills are an elusive target of instruction, and often are the source of frustration for caregivers and clinicians. Our most modest gains occur in this realm, and many misconceptions exist about the pertinence […]

Gregory Hanley, PhD, BCBA-D – Practical Functional Assessment: Producing Meaningful Improvements in Problem Behavior of Children with Autism

1.0 Type II CE Credit This presentation was filmed at the 2016 CCBS Autism Conference in Buellton, California About the presentation: Although a diagnosis of autism is not dependent on problem behaviors like meltdowns, self-injury, or aggression, one or more of these types of problems will likely require address at some point in the life […]

Joe Layng, Ph. D. – Topical vs. Systematic Clinical Interventions

1.0 Type II CE Credits  This presentation was recorded at the 2015 Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Annual Meeting About this presentation:  In 1979, Israel Goldiamond first described the distinction between topical and systemic clinical intervention. He later refined the distinction in 1984 and since that time his students have continued to expand on and […]

Janet Twyman, Ph.D., BCBA – Early Literacy Instruction for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders

1.0 Type II CE Credit  This presentation was filmed at the 2008 CCBS West Coast Conference on Autism This presentation will focus on best practices in helping children with autism spectrum and related disorders acquire early literacy skills. Often educators and parents struggle to effectively teach functional reading skills to these learners who exhibit significantly […]