August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania

Conference Schedule for 08/07/2018

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Full Schedule in PDF format is available on home page.

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Tuesday, August 7

7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Registration

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

8:45 am to 4:30 pm

Children’s Institute

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

13. Practical Strategies for Making Inclusion Successful

Public schools increasingly seek consultation from behavior analysts for students with autism and other...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
14. Teaching Advanced Verbal Behavior

Many persons with autism fail to acquire advanced mand and intraverbal repertoires. Both repertoires have been the...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
15. Teaching Procedures and Programs for Learners Diagnosed with Autism

Highlighting the critical role of early assessment and intervention in ameliorating the symptoms of ASD, this...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
16. Strategies to Promote Complex Social Communication Skills in Children with Autism and Significant Language Delays

It is estimated that up to 65 percent of children diagnosed with autism experience moderate to severe difficulties...

Advanced Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
17. Health and Safety Programs: ABA Procedures and Outcomes (repeat of session 10)

Health- and safety-related targets are important in programming for children and adults with autism. Swimming skills...

Intermediate Act 48, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
18. Token Reinforcement: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Application

Token economies are among the oldest and most widely used procedures in applied behavior analysis. Unlike other...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
19. Differential Reinforcement As a Way of Life

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders frequently develop problem behaviors that can range anywhere from...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
20. Session Cancelled
21. Mand Training 101

Social initiation and communication deficits are hallmarks of autism. Mand Training provides a method to teach...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
22. Informational Panel on Cross-Agency Transitional Resources

The goal of this presentation is to familiarize parents and educators with interagency coordinated efforts, our...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
23. Speech Production and Applied Behavior Analysis: Using a Conceptual Analysis to Teach Phonetic Hand Cues to Shape Speech Production

Phonetic hand cueing systems are commonly used by speech-language pathologists and promoted in commercially...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
24. Treating Sleep Problems in Children with Autism

Identifying efficacious, durable, and socially acceptable interventions to promote the health and development of...

Intermediate Act 48, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
25. Daily Ethical Considerations for Behavior Analysts

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

Intermediate Act 48, BACB Ethics, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
26. Sex Matters: The Unique Presentation of Autism in Females and Overview of the Girls Night Out Model

This session will review relevant research illustrating the unique characteristics of autism in females and the...

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

1:15 pm to 4:15 pm

27. Practical Strategies for Making Inclusion Successful (repeat of session 13)

Public schools increasingly seek consultation from behavior analysts for students with autism and other...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
28. Teaching Advanced Verbal Behavior (repeat of session 14)

Many persons with autism fail to acquire advanced mand and intraverbal repertoires. Both repertoires have been the...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
29. Ethical Dilemmas and Realistic Solution: Grappling with the Challenges of Practicing Behavior Analysis in the Real World

Providing services to people with disabilities is a team sport. That means that as BCBAs, behavior analysts need to...

Intermediate Act 48, BACB Ethics, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
30. Strategies to Promote Complex Social Communication Skills in Children with Autism and Significant Language Delays (repeat of session 16)

It is estimated that up to 65 percent of children diagnosed with autism experience moderate to severe difficulties...

Advanced Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
31. Social Communication and Reinforcement in the Home

Working to help children with language delays develop communication in the home can be an overwhelming task. This...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
32. Token Reinforcement: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Application (repeat of session 18)

Token economies are among the oldest and most widely used procedures in applied behavior analysis. Unlike other...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
33. Differential Reinforcement As a Way of Life (repeat of session 19)

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders frequently develop problem behaviors that can range anywhere from...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
34. Session Cancelled
35. Instruction Basics 101

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

Beginner All Participants Act 48, OT, Psych, PT, SW
36. International Applications Derived from PATTAN’s Autism Initiative

Applied behavior analysis was born in the United States, where it remains the most developed evidence- based...

Intermediate Act 48, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
37. Social Skills and ABA: Using a Functional Assessment and Conceptual Analysis to Guide Treatment

It is essential that behavior analysts design and implement social communication skills programming that conforms to...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
38. Session Cancelled
39. Integrating OBM Procedures into ABA Service Provision (repeat of session 6)

Doing a behavioral assessment and developing an intervention plan are seldom sufficient for effective ABA services...

Intermediate Act 48, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
40. College to Career: Navigating the Path to Professional Employment for Those on the Autism Spectrum

While current estimates vary widely, research predicts that college enrollment for students with autism spectrum...

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

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

41. Panel Discussion – Perspectives on the Importance of a Behavior Analysis in Educational programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

An overwhelming amount of evidence has been amassed, suggesting that interventions derived from a behavior analysis...

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