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

Conference Schedule for 08/03/2017

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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Thursday, August 3

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

60. Beyond the Elementary Verbal Operants: Multiple Control, Intraverbal Control and Remembering

In this presentation we will review the concepts of multiple control, intraverbal control, and recall. For each...

Advanced Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
61. Teaching Conversational Skills to Children with Autism: Analysis, Assessment and Intervention

Conversation is a complex aspect of social behavior and is especially difficult for most persons with autism. The...

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

Description forthcoming

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
63. Creating and Maintaining a Token Economy: Current Research and Best Practice

A token economy is a complex system of reinforcement in which conditioned reinforcement in the form of token...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
64. Math: Coherent Sequencing of Early Mathematics Content for Students with Autism

Foundational numeracy concepts are taken for granted in education. It is often assumed that students will possess...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
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68. Activities of Daily Living - Part 1 of 2 Presentations

This session will examine the importance of teaching activities of daily living (ADL) to individuals with Autism...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
69. Update on Verbal Behavior Research with Individuals with Autism

Research on the use of Skinner's (1957) conceptualization of verbal behavior to teach language and communication...

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

1:15 pm to 4:15 pm

70. (REPEAT of session 60) Beyond the Elementary Verbal Operants: Multiple Control, Intraverbal Control and Remembering

In this presentation we will review the concepts of multiple control, intraverbal control, and recall. For each...

Advanced Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
71. (REPEAT of session 61) – Teaching Conversational Skills to Children with Autism: Analysis, Assessment and Intervention

Conversation is a complex aspect of social behavior and is especially difficult for most persons with autism. The...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
72. Fad Treatments/ Ethics

Description forthcoming

Intermediate All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
73. (REPEAT of session 63) – Creating and Maintaining a Token Economy: Current Research and Best Practice

A token economy is a complex system of reinforcement in which conditioned reinforcement in the form of token...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
74. REPEAT (of session 64) - Math: Coherent Sequencing of Early Mathematics Content for Students with Autism

Foundational numeracy concepts are taken for granted in education. It is often assumed that students will possess...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
75. Links Between Secondary Services and Adult Services

Description forthcoming

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
76. Activities of Daily Living - Part 2 Presentations

This session will examine the importance of teaching activities of daily living (ADL) to individuals with Autism...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
77. Applying the Science to Supervision

Quality supervision of future behavior analysts and employees should be a priority for all leaders. Lack of quality...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, Supervision, SW
78. EFFECTIVE Parent Communication and Training

Effective parent communication and training is critical in the successful collaboration between home and school in...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
79. REPEAT (of session 69) – Update on Verbal Behavior Research with Individuals with Autism

Research on the use of Skinner's (1957) conceptualization of verbal behavior to teach language and communication...

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

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

80. Closing Keynote: Next Year Is Now

Educating children with autism is a team game. The goal: improved quality of life now and maximal independence in...

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