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Thursday, 28 Feb 2019
Melbourne, FL: February 27, 2019—ABA Technologies, Inc., in partnership with Florida Institute of Technology, announces the launch of a new, two-part continuing education course for behavior analysts on teaching children pretend and imaginative play skills. The courses prepare participants to assess and develop the imaginative play repertoires of young children. Presenters Nancy Champlin, MS, BCBA, and Melissa Schissler, MS, BCBA, of ACI Learning Centers introduce their research-based program and product line: Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC) and PlayTubsTM. Both courses offer Type 2 BACB credit.
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Friday, 3 Apr 2020 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Some children from an early age appear to know the direction they wish to take and set out to make it happen. Others are less focused and may indeed engage in reinforcer sampling. Both groups of children need parental encouragement and support.
“I believe completely that Applied Behavior Analysis is and has been a huge influence in the child welfare arena for many years in the state of Florida. Our positive and productive gains are promising, and we need to compel more behavior analyst clinicians to go out there and replicate this work nationwide.” Karin Torsiello, MS, BCBA
Lawyers frequently must become knowledgeable about science and medicine to present scientific evidence in the courtroom. In this course, join Mr. Kodsi as he discusses the laws surrounding health benefits for children with autism in the state of Florida. This course aims to discuss what Florida health benefits were like prior to the year 2008. Subsequently, Mr. Kodsi then talks about the significance of several cases that have led to the development of present-day Florida laws regarding health benefits for individuals with autism.
Pretend play skills start to develop around 2½ to 5 years old, but how are these skills taught if they are not naturally occurring? How can pretend play impact other areas of learning? Nancy Champlin and Melissa Schissler overview their research on independent and sociodramatic play in relation to other developmental domains.
Monday, 1 Nov 2021 by Brenda J. Terzich-Garland, M.A., BCBA
I am a behavior analyst practitioner working with children who live in a world of chaos and distractions. I greet them each day to work and play and saying goodbye when I end my day.
All the behavioral training in the world is pretty useless if you can't get yourself together enough to make yourself a cup of coffee. Dana Gadaire, PsyD
Listener skills are a primary focus of intervention for individuals with developmental disabilities. In this course, Dr. Laura Grow describes strategies for effectively teaching listener skills with a specific focus on conditional discrimination procedures. Dr. Grow begins this course by defining listener skills and then describes auditory-visual conditional discrimination contingencies as they appear in clinical settings.
“It’s an analysis of why you say what you say and note that most of your verbal behavior is not vocal” Vincent Carbone, Ed.D., BCBA-D Abstract
Friday, 1 Feb 2019 by Adam Hockman
Pretend and imaginative play activities, like playing house and traveling in cardboard box spaceships, enrich cognitive and social development. Decades of research point to its impact and importance. Even researchers who arrive at contradictory conclusions about the benefits of play acknowledge it as a catalyst for expanding expressive language and social skills.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Review of Selected Research for Practitioners (Including ASD Connections)
This presentation provides an overview of treatment options for children diagnosed with ADHD for ABA practitioners. The clinical diagnosis of ADHD is reviewed related to the translation of symptoms for behavior analysts.
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This month on Operant Innovations - Thought Leaders, we are sitting down and speaking with Dr. Jesus Rosales-Ruiz about his history in Mexico and his experience working with Dr. Don Baer & Dr. Ogden Lindsley shaped him into the behavioral scientist he is today. Not only was he not immediately sold on the science of human behavior, he explains how his turbulent ride brought him to UNT.
Today we are joined by Dr. Holly Rittenhouse-Cea from University of Dayton's Online ABA Program. This isn't just your ordinary online program, with small cohorts and a plethora of opportunities to connect with faculty and other students you are guaranteed to get out of this program, what you put in.
Today we are joined by Dr. Doug Greer, Dr. Jessica Dudek, & Dr. Daniel Fienup from Teachers College Columbia University and CABAS. This is one of the oldest programs in the country and has developed into a very unique program. To quote Dr. Doug Greer, "We’re sort of like Indiana Jones. We want to get our whip, hat, and go out there and deal with it, but we don't use whips."
This month on Operant Innovations - Thought Leaders, we are speaking with Dr. Denise Ross as she tells us about her history and coming from a school with few African-American students, then being able to bring it full circle by teaching and producing BIPOC students, doctors, and researchers. Dr. Ross reminded me that every stop we take along our journey is purposeful in teaching us more about who we are and what our goals are.