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July 31 – August 3, 2017
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
State College, Pennsylvania

Conference Schedule for 08/01/2017

Browse the agenda by day: Full Agenda | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Full Schedule in PDF format.

Based on participant feedback we have listed intended audiences for each session as well as an intended level of content. If you find yourself in a training that does not coincide with your experience level, please feel free to attend another simultaneous presentation as long as it is not a CLOSED session (as indicated on the session doors).

All sessions with http://wpsu.org/live/schedule icon have webcasting available.
All sessions with file icon have presentations and handouts available for download. Click the session title, and scroll to the bottom to access the PDFs. Please note: Documents are available only as provided by speakers, with permission to post.

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Tuesday, August 1

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

14. Session cancelled 15. Working as a Team to Create Goals and Measure Progress

This presentation will illustrate how IEP team members from different disciplines can work collaboratively to...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB Ethics, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
16. Teaching “Learning How to Learn” – A Functional Analysis of Curriculum Programming for Children with Autism

In this presentation, I will attempt to illustrate a functional analysis of curriculum development and suggest an...

Advanced All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
17. Professional Behavior Analysis and Ethical Practice

I will identify events in my own life that led me to advocate for the independent practice of behavior analysis as a...

Act 48, ASHA, BACB Ethics, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
18. Treatment Integrity

Participants will learn how to effectively supervise and monitor classrooms using best practices of supervision. The...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
19. Using Drugs to Improve the Behavior of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Skeptical Appraisal

Description forthcoming

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
20. Building Social Reinforcers are Key to Children's Social and Educational Prognosis

Many of the key components for advancing verbal and social development have been identified in research, as have...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
21. Developmental Social Neuroscience Meets Public Health Challenge: A New System of Healthcare Delivery for Infants and Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This presentation highlights the critical role of early diagnosis and intervention in attenuating the symptoms of...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
22. Excel Tools for Practitioners

Excel is used by many behavior analysts for a variety of tasks. There are several useful tools that can be used in...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
23. How to Enhance Your Child's Inclusion in Early Care/Early Education and Community Settings

This session, especially for parents of young children in early intervention, will be split into two parts. During...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
24. Mand Training Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW 25. Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in the ABA Classroom: Interprofessional Collaboration

Interprofessional collaboration when implementing evidence-based interventions is key for optimal student outcomes....

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

LUNCH

1:15 pm to 4:15 pm

26. Session cancelled

Session cancelled

27. Teaching Handwriting to Students with Autism

This presentation will explore evidence-based strategies for teaching handwriting to students with autism. Video...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
28. (REPEAT of session 16) – Teaching "Learning How to Learn" – A Functional Analysis of Curriculum Programming for Children with Autism

In this presentation, I will attempt to illustrate a functional analysis of curriculum development and suggest an...

Advanced Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
29. REPEAT (of session 17) – Professional Behavior Analysis and Ethical Practice

I will identify events in my own life that led me to advocate for the independent practice of behavior analysis as a...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB Ethics, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
30. The Worst Kept Secrets for Successful School and BCBA Collaboration

Description forthcoming

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
31. Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in the ABA Classroom: Practical Application in Intervention

Speech-language pathologists play a critical part of the intervention team in ABA-based public school classrooms....

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
32. The Role of Fluency in Programs for Students with Autism

One educational method that is highly effective and supported by published evidence is fluency training. Fluency...

Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
33. REPEAT (of session 20) – Clone of Building Social Reinforcers are Key to Children's Social and Educational Prognosis

Many of the key components for advancing verbal and social development have been identified in research, as have...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
34. Social Skills

This session will review social skills strategies for students with autism and intellectual disabilities. This...

All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
35. Intervention with Young Children with Autism: Supporting Families and Using Daily Routines to Facilitate Development

This presentation will focus on how early interventionists can support parents and caregivers to target the core...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
36. Alternate Eligible Content: The Cornerstone for Effective Instruction and Life Long Learning

Alternate eligible content is the cornerstone of content, instruction, and assessment for students with significant...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
37. Instruction Basics

This session will provide a review of various strategies and procedures for the delivery of effective, high-quality...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
38. Around the World Panel

The evidence for what works in autism interventions is not limited by national boundaries. How services are...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW