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

Conference Schedule for 08/08/2018

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Full Schedule in PDF format is available on home page.

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).

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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 8

8:00 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

42. Three Pillars of All Effective Interventions: Defining Behavior, Dimensional Measurement, and a Standard Visual Display

Data rules behavior analysis. How a behavior analyst defines behavior, observes and records data, and displays the...

Intermediate Act 48, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
43. Early Social Responding and Verbal Behavior: An Analysis of Current Applications

Since the publication of the pioneering work by Hart and Risley (1975, 1978), naturalistic-based interventions,...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
44. Home-Based Coaching with Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Family engagement is critical to a high-quality early childhood program. Research in early intervention tells us...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
45. Implementing Speech Generating Devices Within A Behavior-Analytic Framework

The presentation will examine the empirical evidence to date for speech generating devices (SGD) with respect to...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
46. Alternate Eligible Content: Going Deeper and Making Instructional Connections Across Content Areas

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act provides that students with disabilities have access to the general...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
47. How Can I Include My Young Child with ASD in Preschool and Community? A Family Forum on Evidence-Based Practices

This session, especially tailored for families of young children who receive Early Intervention (birth to five)...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
48. Toward Meaningful Outcomes from Dignified Processes (Part 1 of 2): A Tutorial on the Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment Process for Problem Behavior

Problem behaviors like meltdowns, self-injury, aggression, or intractable stereotypy will often require address at...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
49. Session Cancelled
50. Mathematics in Autism Interventions Topic

Mathematics learning is an intricate web of connected concepts. Teaching students to access new content beyond rote...

Intermediate Act 48, OT, Psych, PT, SW
51. Motivating Operations: Practical Lessons from the Applied Research

The concept of “motivating operations” (MO) has had an immense impact on theory, research, and practice in applied...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
52. Teaching Basic Early Learning Skills to Naive Learners

This session is intended to address the needs of students with autism who present with limited or absent tact (...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
53. Social Success in College and Beyond: Can ABA and Positive Psychology Work Together?

Perhaps the most complex area of intervention in ASD is the development of functionally relevant social skills and...

Intermediate All Participants Act 48, OT, Psych, PT, SW
54. Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) Basics for Parents

IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) guide the delivery of special education and related services and supplementary...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
55. Social Skills Instruction

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

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

1:15 pm to 3:30 pm

56. Parenting, Education and the Long View

Teachers and service providers often struggle with selecting skill sets to teach and in what order to teach them....

Beginner All Participants Act 48, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
57. OCDEL’s Reduction of Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Programs in Pennsylvania – What it Means for Children with ASD

Effective July 1, 2017, all four bureaus of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) implemented...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
58. An Adult Sibling Talks with Parents

This session will briefly recount the history of the sibling movement, discuss the sibling experience based upon...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
59. How to Plan to Increase Graduation 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, OT, Psych, PT, SW
60. Session Cancelled 61. Toward Meaningful Outcomes from Dignified Processes (Part 2 of 2): A Tutorial on the Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment Process for Problem Behavior

Problem behaviors like meltdowns, self-injury, aggression, or intractable stereotypy will often require address at...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
62. Teaching Job Skills – Activities of Daily Living

Perhaps the most complex area of intervention in ASD is the development of functionally relevant social skills and...

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

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

63a. Effective Instructional Practices

Establishing a strong team for students is vital. We will be discussing ways we increase collaboration,...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
64a. The Role of an Effective Internal Coach in Autism Support Classrooms

This sessions aims to give participants strategies to coach classroom teams. Some strategies include the importance...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
65a. Making the Impossible – Possible!

We have created a model promoting the compilation and collaboration of two AS programs, essentially merging them...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
66a. Effective Group Instruction Across the Curriculum Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
67a. Adding the Early Start Denver Model into Part C Service Delivery: The Experience of Two EI Providers

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a fusion of developmental, relationship-based, and behavioral interventions...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
68a. LEAP Preschool Model: Pre-planned, Targeted Strategies for Active, Meaningful Engagement

LEAP Preschool has been providing inclusive, evidence-based research and programming for over 30 years. This...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
69a. Watching and Sharing: Using Video Visual Scene Display Technology to Support Communication

Families with young children with autism often report increased engagement in solitary video watching and media use...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
70a. Effective Staff Training Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

63b. Effective Instructional Practices (repeat of session 63a)

Establishing a strong team for students is vital. We will be discussing ways we increase collaboration,...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
64b. The Role of an Effective Internal Coach in Autism Support Classrooms (repeat of session 64a) Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
65b. Making the Impossible – Possible! (repeat of session 65a)

We have created a model promoting the compilation and collaboration of two AS programs, essentially merging them...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW
66b. Effective Group Instruction Across the Curriculum (repeat of session 66a)

Students with autism often display difficulties interacting, performing, and acquiring novel skills. This group...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
67b. Adding the Early Start Denver Model into Part C Service Delivery: The Experience of Two EI Providers (repeat of session 67a)

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a fusion of developmental, relationship-based, and behavioral interventions...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
68b. LEAP Preschool Model: Pre-planned, Targeted Strategies for Active, Meaningful Engagement (repeat of session 68a)

LEAP Preschool has been providing inclusive, evidence-based research and programming for over 30 years. This...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
69b. Watching and Sharing: Using Video Visual Scene Display Technology to Support Communication (repeat of session 69a)

Families with young children with autism often report increased engagement in solitary video watching and media use...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
70b. Effective Staff Training (repeat of session 70a)

This session will provide strategies, based on behavior skills training, to effectively train staff in the autistic...

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

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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

View the research proposals and art of expression exhibits.

All Participants