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

Conference Schedule for 08/09/2018

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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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Thursday, August 9

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Registration

8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

8:45 am to 5:15 pm

Children’s Institute

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

72. Measuring and Changing the Behavior in the Brain — Applications to the Teaching of Verbal Operants

The session will examine the factors that modify the reliability of measures of behavior when applied directly to...

Advanced Act 48, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
73. Early Social Responding and Verbal Behavior: An Analysis of Current Applications (repeat of session 43)

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
74. Teaching Basic Skills to Complex Skill Sets for Children with ASD

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

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
75. The Role of Automatic Reinforcement in Shaping Speech

Children typically acquire language, not just through explicit learning trials arranged by parents and teachers, but...

Advanced Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
76. Ethics

This workshop is designed primarily for practitioners who have some familiarity with the Professional and Ethical...

Advanced Act 48, ASHA, BACB Ethics, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
77. Vocal Training Basics: Tips for Target Selection and Application

Teaching or improving speech skills is a critical goal in many instructional programs for individuals with...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
78. Topic of Middle/High School Aged Kids of Average Intelligence Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, OT, Psych, PT, SW 79. Part 1 of 2: From Discrete Trial to Real Life Applications

One of the most common misconceptions in the field of applied behavior analysis is that discrete trial instruction...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
80. Internal Coaching

This session will focus on the various points critical to establishing an effective internal coach within a school...

Intermediate Act 48, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
81. Older Students and Transition

For many individuals on the autism spectrum, graduation from high school (whether at age 18- or 21-years) is also a...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
82. Behavior Protocol Workshop

This session has been rescheduled to Thursday afternoon as 92b.

Beginner All Participants Act 48, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
82b. Advanced Mand Training

All mands are multiply controlled. While there is a clear benefit to establishing a broad repertoire of basic mand...

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

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

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
84. Mand Training from Elementary to High School

This session will highlight mand training programs from elementary to high school with a focus on how the program...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
85. In Their Own Words: College Students with Autism

Students with autism are a growing population on college campuses. Services and programs are growing across the...

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

1:15 pm to 4:15 pm

85b. Part 2 of 2: From Discrete Trial to Real Life Applications

One of the most common misconceptions in the field of applied behavior analysis is that discrete trial instruction...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
86. Measuring and Changing the Behavior in the Brain - Applications to the Teaching of Verbal Operants (repeat of session 72)

The session will examine the factors that modify the reliability of measures of behavior when applied directly to...

Advanced Act 48, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
87. Stimulus Control and its Role in Errorless Learning

Stimulus control can be described as a behavioral phenomenon is which a particular set of behaviors can be reliably...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
88. The Role of Automatic Reinforcement in Shaping Speech (repeat of session 75)

Children typically acquire language, not just through explicit learning trials arranged by parents and teachers, but...

Advanced Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
89. Ethics (repeat of session 76)

(limited to 30 participants)

Advanced Act 48, BACB Ethics, OT, Psych, PT, SW
90. Vocal Training Basics: Tips for Target Selection and Application (repeat of session 77)

Teaching or improving speech skills is a critical goal in many instructional programs for individuals with...

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
91. Supervision and Professional Mentorship

Talented instructors and leaders often develop their skills through training outside of educational coursework....

Intermediate Act 48, OT, Psych, PT, BACB Supervision, SW
92. Advanced Mand Training

This session has been rescheduled to Thursday morning, session 82b.

Intermediate Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
92b. Behavior Protocol Workshop

This session provides information related to preventing, addressing, and managing problem behavior for students with...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
93. Direct Instruction Workshop

This session will review direct instruction history, basic research, available curricula, and prerequisite skills...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
94. Older Students and Transition (repeat of session 81) Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW 95. DS-ASD 101: Understanding the Basics of Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Down syndrome and autism can be challenging disabilities separately; when combined, the challenges can be quite...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, OT, Psych, PT, SW
96. Toilet Training in Public Schools: A Collaborative Effort Between Parents and Schools

This presentation will cover evidence-based practices for toilet training children with autism and other...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
97. Vocal Training Workshop

Many children with autism do not acquire speech as their primary form of communication. Procedures derived from...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, ASHA, BACB, OT, Psych, PT, SW
98. Caregiver Training for Pediatric Feeding Disorders

The goal of treatment for children with feeding disorders is to ensure the child has adequate nutrition and calories...

Beginner All Participants Act 48, BACB, Infant, OT, Psych, PT, SW
99. Closing Keynote: Behavior Analysis and Adults with Autism: A Focus of Bigger Skills and Better Outcomes

The definition of insanity, it has been said, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results...

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