Leveraging Technology to Enhance Innovation and Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

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December 14, 2017 | 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM EST


Technology solutions are in high demand in a global society that values efficiency. New devices and applications are emerging, which allow behavior analysts to develop and deliver efficient, accessible, and personalized application of our science. However, the cost-benefit analysis should be considered prior to adopting any new technology solution to ensure that automation does not compromise the behavior analytic technology.  The members of this panel will discuss their diverse backgrounds and experience in developing and studying the use of technology to enhance the application of behavior analysis (e.g., data collection, e-learning, virtual reality, telehealth).  They will also advise on how various technologies can be leveraged to enhance our understanding of behavior and to increase dissemination of behavior analysis in areas such as education, business and industry, and health services.


  1. Attendees will be able to identify the basic questions they should ask before determining whether to adopt a technology solution
  2. Attendees will be able to describe the difference between effectiveness and efficiency and how these two concepts apply to evaluation of a technology solution
  3. Attendees will be able to describe how telehealth can be used to provide services and training in underserved areas
  4. Attendees will be able to identify one commercial technology solution that incorporates behavior analysis in its design


I have a scheduling conflict. Can I still sign up? 

Yes, simply register before the date of the workshop and you will receive the event recording and quiz to earn CEUs shortly thereafter via email. Once the quiz has been successfully completed, a CEU certificate will be automatically generated and sent via email. 

It's time for the event! What should I expect?

In the 10-15 minutes before the event, the upper right hand corner of this page will say "It's Time To Join". Enter your email and the unique meeting password from the workshop receipt email you received when you signed up. The video player will open and begin streaming the event. Each presenter will particpating via a webcam. Use the Live Chat on the right of the player to chat with other participants during the presentation. Use the Ask the Presenter a Question box below the player to submit a question for the panel members to answer. 

How do I earn my CEUs? 

The quiz to earn CEUs will be available immediately upon the conclusion of the event, so you can take your quiz right away. Registrants that did not attend live will receive the quiz link via email shortly after the event. Once the quiz has been completed with a percentage correct of 80% or higher, your CEU certificate will be automatically generated and sent via email. 


Presenter Bio: Linda LeBlanc, PhD, BCBA-D

Linda is a Licensed Psychologist is the President of LeBlanc Behavioral Consulting. She previously served as a professor at Claremont MeKenna College, Western Michigan University and Auburn University and as the Executive Director of Trumpet Behavioral Health. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters on topics such as behavioral treatment of autism, technology-based behavioral interventions, behavioral gerontology, and systems development in human services. Dr. LeBlanc is an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and the Literature Review Editor for Education and Treatment of Children. She has previously served as an Associate Editor for The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Psychological Association Nathan H. Azrin Award for Distinguished Contribution in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Presenter Bio: Ellie Kazemi, PhD, BCBA-D

My mission is to conduct experimental research that leads to improvements in education, training, and supervised experience of caregivers (parents, teachers, and behavior technicians) who implement behavior plans with clients. My recent line of research involves 1) finding efficient, effective training and supervision strategies and 2) using humanoid robots to simulate clients with learning and behavioral problems in training and research.

Presenter Bio: Joy Pollard, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Joy Pollard is the Co-founder and CEO of Clinical Operations at Behavior Change Institute. She earned her Ph.D. in Disability Disciplines, with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis at Utah State University. Dr. Pollard is currently a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University and Co-investigator on a Telemedicine research project investigating the treatment of disruptive behaviors in children with Fragile X Syndrome.

Dr. Pollard began her clinical work in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2003 and has supervised multi-state TeleBehavioral Health services since 2011. At that time, her nephew was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and he was unable to access treatment due to his rural location. In response to her family’s need, Dr. Pollard developed a TeleHealth Service Delivery model with the goal of bringing services to him. Since then, her research and clinical work has focused on leveraging technology to increase access, build capacity, and improve the standards of behavioral healthcare for families in rural and underserved communities.

Dr. Pollard also leads the ECHO Autism in Applied Behavior Analysis initiative, served as the Immediate President of the New Mexico Association for Behavior Analysis, and is an active member on the New Mexico Public Policy Committee.

Presenter Bio: Janet Twyman, PhD, BCBA-D

Janet Twyman received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. She currently holds the positions of Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Director of Innovation and Technology for the Center on Innovations in Learning, having served previously as Vice President of Instructional Development, Research, and Implementation for Headsprout. Dr. Twyman is widely recognized as an authority on instructional design, fully informed by behavior analytic research and conceptualization. Her leadership contributions at Headsprout were pivotal in managing a project of more than $6 million, which reached more than a million children with effective reading instruction. Similarly impressive were her contributions and her leadership at the Fred S. Keller School, where she served as executive director for eight years, arranging a behavioral approach to every aspect of the school’s functioning and inspiring many students, staff members, and parents in doing so. Dr. Twyman has also provided significant service to the field, with leadership roles within the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Research and for ABAI, where she served as president, Executive Council member, and chair of several important boards and task forces.

Presenter Bio: Coby Lund, PhD, BCBA-D

Coby Lund is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Lund received his Masters degree from Southern Illinois University and PhD from Florida State University. He and his wife began a clinical practice in Atlanta, GA in 2000 when it became clear the Atlanta Braves were not going to draft him to play shortstop. In addition to his role with DataFinch, which includes the refinement of existing and development of new ABA tools and features in Catalyst, Dr. Lund has continued his clinical practice, as Executive Program Director at Integrated Behavioral Solutions.

Location Information

This workshop will be streamed live online. Attend the workshop from the comforts of your personal computer.

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