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

Conference Schedule for 08/02/2017

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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Wednesday, August 2

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

39. A Behavior-Analytic Interpretation of Memory

Description forthcoming

Intermediate All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
40. Early Start Denver Model: A Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention Designed for Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The workshop focuses on the principles, strategies and evidence base of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), an...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
41. Literature Review on Joint Control Procedures Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW 42. Special Topics on Ethics for Behavior Analysts

The tools a behavior analyst brings to the table with regards to interventions with clients should also be used to...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB Ethics, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
43. K12 College-Career Coordinated Pathway

Description forthcoming

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
44. Teaching Problem Solving to Increase Academic, Communication, and Social Skills

Problem solving is defined as manipulating stimuli to increase the probability of arriving at a solution to a...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
45. A Comparison of a Modified Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to an Applied Behavior-Analytic Approach in the Treatment of Food Selectivity in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Treatments of pediatric feeding disorders based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) have the most empirical support...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
46. The Concept of Automatic Reinforcement – Implications for Assessment and Treatment

A great deal of emphasis has been placed on socially mediated reinforcement contingencies maintaining problem...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
47. Behavior Basics for Children with Autism

This session provides basic information related to preventing and managing problem behaviors that are common for...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
48. Stimulus Control and its Role in Errorless Learning

Stimulus control can be described as a behavioral phenomenon in which certain behaviors can be reliably strengthened...

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

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

LUNCH

1:15 pm to 3:30 pm

49. (REPEAT of session 39) – A Behavior-Analytic Interpretation of Memory

Description forthcoming

Intermediate All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
50. Autism Navigator: Supporting Early Identification and a Routines-based, Parent Coaching Model of Early Intervention

This session overviews the suite of courses available through Autism Navigator/Florida State University and...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
51. Considerations for Teaching Early Reading Skills and Its Relation to an Analysis of Verbal Behavior

This presentation will cover implications for early language instruction. Language development and instruction will...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
52. Session cancelled
53. Clinical Practice: Escape/Avoidance Hierarchies, Occupational Therapy Procedures, and Self-Control

Health and safety skills are important targets in many programs. One way of developing cooperation in these programs...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
54. Session cancelled
54b. Collaboration and Transition from High School to College to Work

As the population of students with autism grows, there is an increasing need to address the unique needs for the...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
55. Promising Practices — All Done! Establishing Independent Work in the Classroom

The presentation will focus on setting up programming for independent work in an autistic support classroom....

Beginner All Participants Act 48, OT, Psych, PT, SW
56. Implementing Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Graduation Rates and Decrease Dropout Rates for Students with Disabilities in Pennsylvania

Schools in Pennsylvania are working to increase the graduation rate and decrease the dropout rate for students with...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
57. Promising Practices — Autism Services in Urban Areas: Two Examples of Integrated Intensive Programming

Description forthcoming

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
57b. Promising Practices — Autism Services in Rural Areas: Two Examples of Integrated Intensive Programming

This presentation will describe the key components of a successful autism support classroom and early intervention...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
58. Using Evidenced-based Applied Behavior Analytic Procedures as a Conceptual Framework for Classroom Staff Training

Description forthcoming

Beginner All Participants Act 48, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
58b. Promising Practices – Establishing a New Classroom - The First Year

Description forthcoming

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

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

59. Poster Session, Reception and The Art of Expression Exhibit

View the research proposals and art of expression exhibits.