Assessment5 hours

An Introduction to the AFLS

The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS) is a comprehensive functional skills assessment that can be modified by mixing and matching any of 6 different assessment protocols to create an individualized assessment that focuses on the current needs of the learner. Why the assessment came into existence; how parents, teachers, and professionals such as BCBAs can use the assessment; how the assessment is scored; and how to choose programs based on the results will be discussed.

$100.00

Sharing the Craft: A BCBA Apprenticeship Story

Increased standards for supervision are needed for the betterment of the field.  However, it is a challenge for organizations to meet these standards.  Throughout the ages, experts in all trades have passed along their wisdom through apprenticeship opportunities. An apprenticeship model to mentor, educate, and train students on the science of human behavior will be discussed, including a summary of the model, typical supervision activities, and meeting schedules.  

 

$30.00

The Role of Mentoring in Career Blazing in Behavior Analysis

Each professional is a product of their history and their current environment.  By conducting an analysis of your professional and personal influences, you can prepare yourself to identify your unique strengths and your remaining professional development needs.  This talk presents a series of questions that may assist women in behavior analysis in reflecting on their core influences and preparing to actively create the opportunities for new core influences.  Strategies are provided for identifying a mentor, charting your professional development path and purposefully advancing your career while maintaining happiness in both career and personal life. 

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Identifying and Mastering Pivotal Leadership Skills

Everyone wants to be a leader, but no one is born a leader. A leader is someone who has followers (Daniels, 2005) because they behave in a way that inspires others to follow. Those behaviors can be analyzed into pivotal skills (i.e., skills that impact multiple repertoires) and singular skills (i.e., the skill is useful but does not necessarily produce change in other behavior). The members of this panel will discuss the pivotal skills for great leadership and the repertoires that are directly or indirectly impacted by those pivotal skills. They will also discuss strategies for mastering pivotal leadership skills throughout the span of a career.

$40.00

Recent Advances in the Functional Assessment and Treatment of Destructive Behavior

In this workshop, Dr. Fisher will show how Functional Analysis methods have increased our understanding of how environmental antecedents and consequences affect destructive behavior; facilitated the development of novel and effective treatments, and produced simpler and more efficient interventions.  Next, he will show how descriptive data can be used to develop alternative functional analyses for idiosyncratic functions of destructive behavior displayed by individuals with autism.  Finally, he will focus on recent research on establishing-operation manipulations that can be used to prevent extinction bursts when treatment is initiated; stimulus-control procedures that can be used to promote the rapid transfer of treatment effects to novel therapists, contexts, and caregivers; and the use of behavioral momentum theory to prevent resurgence of problem when caregivers do not implement treatment procedures with high procedural integrity.

$75.00
Autism2 hours

Treatments for Young Children with Autism: Contingencies That Impact Treatment Choice and Outcome

Deciding which treatment to provide to children with autism is among the most important decisions made by parents, clinicians, funders, and public policy makers. Multiple studies have now compared intensive behavior analytic intervention for young children with autism to the most widely available alternative:  eclectic treatment. Intensive, comprehensive behavior analytic treatment consistently produces better outcomes than the eclectic model on standardized measures of intellectual functioning, language, and adaptive skills, (e.g., Sparkman, Cohen, Green, & Stanislaw, 2005; Howard, Stanislaw, Green, Sparkman, & Cohen, 2014). However, the eclectic model is arguably the most widely utilized treatment approach.  Possible reasons as to why the eclectic model is widely utilized are discussed along with ways to address barriers to the adoption of effective treatment.

$50.00
Other2 hours

Leveraging Technology to Enhance Innovation and Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

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.

$30.00

All Things Supervision with Panel Discussion

Effective supervision is critical to the provision of quality behavioral services, the professional development of the supervisee, the continued growth of the supervisor, and the overall good of our field and best practices. In this workshop, Linda LeBlanc will summarize five recommended practices for individual supervision. She will also detail strategies and resources and will cover the unique role of group supervision in higher-order, clinical decision-making skills development. Immediately after, a panel of experts in the area of supervision will discuss the joys, challenges, and responsibilities of mentoring junior colleagues and each panelist will discuss effective supervision for, and cautions about, the most common problems that arise in supervisory relationships.

$75.00

A Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance for ABA Practitioners 2017

Hip hip hooray! Someone to answer all your HIPAA questions… We know HIPAA compliance can be overwhelming; that’s why Stephen Donaldson has compiled some of the most relevant information for you. This free webinar will cover the infrastructure of state and federal privacy regulations, as well as practical concerns and guidelines for ABA practitioners. Learn best practices, how to monitor for violations, and how to protect your organization while serving vulnerable populations. 

Free!

Part 2: Using Conditional Discrimination in Catalyst

In part 2, Dr. LeBlanc will demonstrate the new conditional discrimination feature in the Catalyst, illustrating a tangible application of the teachings from part 1 within the Catalyst data collection platform.

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Part 1: Conditional Discrimination Concepts and Best Practices

Part 1 will discuss key concepts of conditional discrimination and why it is so important to utilize in your daily clinical practice.

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Assessment3 hours

Recommended Practices and a Selection Model for Measurement of Problem Behavior

Practicing behavior analysts frequently assess and treat problem behavior as part of their ongoing job responsibilities. Effective measurement of problem behavior is critical to success in these activities because some measures of problem behavior provide more accurate and complete information about the behavior than others. However, not every measurement procedure is appropriate for every problem behavior and therapeutic circumstance. The correct measures must be collected in appropriate ways to generate useful information to guide evaluation and revision of programming. This workshop summarizes five critical practice recommendations, describes the most commonly used measurement procedures and the contexts for which they are most appropriate, and reviews the clinical decision-making model for selecting measurement produces published by LeBlanc et al (2016).

$39.99

BCHOE 2016 Annual Report Q&A Session

The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence has released their annual report summarizing trends in ABA clinical practice. Visit www.bhcoe.org/2016-annual-report to read the report. Join Dr. Jon Bailey and Sara Litvak as they review the results and answers your questions.

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Education7 hours

Conquer the Classroom - Part 1

One of the primary concerns raised by teachers is their lack of training on effective strategies for managing problem behaviors in their classrooms.  Without good classroom management skills, teachers may rely on punitive strategies, as well as over-referring children for individualized interventions or special education services.  This workshop will teach participants about the Good Behavior Game (GBG) and the wealth of empirical support it has garnered.  Participants will learn how to adapt the GBG to meet teacher preferences and the needs of various student populations, how to work with teachers to implement the GBG, and how to troubleshoot implementation problems. 

Conducting functional analyses (FAs) in classrooms are often difficult and time-consuming endeavors for both behavior analysts and the teachers with whom they work.  Further, questions frequently arise regarding the validity of analogue versus naturalistic arrangements, who should conduct the FA, and what type of FA is best suited for particular situations. Trial-based functional analyses are gaining strong empirical evidence regarding their validity, efficiency, and applicability to school contexts.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate trial-based functional analyses for school-based cases on which they are currently working.  They will consider how these strategies can best be integrated into naturally occurring classroom routines, as well as how they can effectively work with teachers as FA collaborators.

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Education7 hours

Conquer the Classroom - Part 2

One of the primary concerns raised by teachers is their lack of training on effective strategies for managing problem behaviors in their classrooms.  Without good classroom management skills, teachers may rely on punitive strategies, as well as over-referring children for individualized interventions or special education services.  This workshop will teach participants about the Good Behavior Game (GBG) and the wealth of empirical support it has garnered.  Participants will learn how to adapt the GBG to meet teacher preferences and the needs of various student populations, how to work with teachers to implement the GBG, and how to troubleshoot implementation problems. 

Conducting functional analyses (FAs) in classrooms are often difficult and time-consuming endeavors for both behavior analysts and the teachers with whom they work.  Further, questions frequently arise regarding the validity of analogue versus naturalistic arrangements, who should conduct the FA, and what type of FA is best suited for particular situations. Trial-based functional analyses are gaining strong empirical evidence regarding their validity, efficiency, and applicability to school contexts.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate trial-based functional analyses for school-based cases on which they are currently working.  They will consider how these strategies can best be integrated into naturally occurring classroom routines, as well as how they can effectively work with teachers as FA collaborators.

$139.00
Education7 hours

Conquer the Classroom - Part 3

One of the primary concerns raised by teachers is their lack of training on effective strategies for managing problem behaviors in their classrooms.  Without good classroom management skills, teachers may rely on punitive strategies, as well as over-referring children for individualized interventions or special education services.  This workshop will teach participants about the Good Behavior Game (GBG) and the wealth of empirical support it has garnered.  Participants will learn how to adapt the GBG to meet teacher preferences and the needs of various student populations, how to work with teachers to implement the GBG, and how to troubleshoot implementation problems. 

Conducting functional analyses (FAs) in classrooms are often difficult and time-consuming endeavors for both behavior analysts and the teachers with whom they work.  Further, questions frequently arise regarding the validity of analogue versus naturalistic arrangements, who should conduct the FA, and what type of FA is best suited for particular situations. Trial-based functional analyses are gaining strong empirical evidence regarding their validity, efficiency, and applicability to school contexts.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate trial-based functional analyses for school-based cases on which they are currently working.  They will consider how these strategies can best be integrated into naturally occurring classroom routines, as well as how they can effectively work with teachers as FA collaborators.

$139.00
Education7 hours

Conquer the Classroom - Part 4

One of the primary concerns raised by teachers is their lack of training on effective strategies for managing problem behaviors in their classrooms.  Without good classroom management skills, teachers may rely on punitive strategies, as well as over-referring children for individualized interventions or special education services.  This workshop will teach participants about the Good Behavior Game (GBG) and the wealth of empirical support it has garnered.  Participants will learn how to adapt the GBG to meet teacher preferences and the needs of various student populations, how to work with teachers to implement the GBG, and how to troubleshoot implementation problems. 

Conducting functional analyses (FAs) in classrooms are often difficult and time-consuming endeavors for both behavior analysts and the teachers with whom they work.  Further, questions frequently arise regarding the validity of analogue versus naturalistic arrangements, who should conduct the FA, and what type of FA is best suited for particular situations. Trial-based functional analyses are gaining strong empirical evidence regarding their validity, efficiency, and applicability to school contexts.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate trial-based functional analyses for school-based cases on which they are currently working.  They will consider how these strategies can best be integrated into naturally occurring classroom routines, as well as how they can effectively work with teachers as FA collaborators.

$139.00
Education7 hours

Conquer the Classroom - Part 5

One of the primary concerns raised by teachers is their lack of training on effective strategies for managing problem behaviors in their classrooms.  Without good classroom management skills, teachers may rely on punitive strategies, as well as over-referring children for individualized interventions or special education services.  This workshop will teach participants about the Good Behavior Game (GBG) and the wealth of empirical support it has garnered.  Participants will learn how to adapt the GBG to meet teacher preferences and the needs of various student populations, how to work with teachers to implement the GBG, and how to troubleshoot implementation problems. 

Conducting functional analyses (FAs) in classrooms are often difficult and time-consuming endeavors for both behavior analysts and the teachers with whom they work.  Further, questions frequently arise regarding the validity of analogue versus naturalistic arrangements, who should conduct the FA, and what type of FA is best suited for particular situations. Trial-based functional analyses are gaining strong empirical evidence regarding their validity, efficiency, and applicability to school contexts.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate trial-based functional analyses for school-based cases on which they are currently working.  They will consider how these strategies can best be integrated into naturally occurring classroom routines, as well as how they can effectively work with teachers as FA collaborators.

$139.00

Steps to Becoming a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

Interested in pursuing the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Distinction? Join us for a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of becoming a BHCOE, including what to expect, and the timeline for certification. After the webinar, participants will be able to identify quality indicators in behavior analysis, understand the BHCOE model of quality assurance practices, and use the principles of behavior analysis to establish systems that promote quality services.

 

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An Introduction to Developing a Telehealth Service

This webinar provides an introduction to developing a telehealth service. Topics include telehealth terminology, how telehealth is used to provide behavior analytic services, and the preparation and delivery process when developing a telehealth service.

Free!
Education1 hour

Tips for Working Effectively in Mainstream Education

This webinar will highlight some key elements of effectively implementing behavioral assessment and intervention strategies in mainstream classrooms. Given that much of our behavior analytic practice has been derived from research on individuals with disabilities, this webinar will discuss some of the considerations for applying practices with typically developing students and their teachers. It also will address some general tips for effective consultation in schools, regardless of the type of classroom or students you are working with.

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HIPAA Considerations for ABA Practitioners 2015

No matter the size of your organization, if you work with persons with disabilities, you should understand the implications of health information privacy laws and regulations. This presentation covers the infrastructure of state and federal privacy regulations, as well as practical concerns and guidelines for ABA practitioners. Learn best practices, how to monitor for violations, and how to protect your organization while serving vulnerable populations.

Free!
Insurance50 minutes

Behavior Analytic Services and Healthcare Coverage

During this presentation, participants will learn the process to become a credentialed healthcare provider recognized by insurance companies. Dr. Davey will briefly cover the intricacies of operating a behavior analytic agency in light of working with insurance carriers. Some of the topics to be covered include credentialing, contracting, and negotiations. In addition, attendees will learn about covered and excluded benefits, obtaining authorizations for services, billing codes, including the American Medical Association's (AMA) temporary Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) health insurance billing codes for adaptive behavior assessment and treatment services.

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Treating Severe Problem Behavior: A focus on strengthening socially important behavior of persons with ASD

The success of treatments for problem behaviors associated with autism like meltdowns, self-injury, or aggression is largely dependent on whether the treatment is based on the function the problem behavior serves for the person with autism. But because of the seemingly obligatory focus on detecting the impact of single variables in good behavior analytic research, effective behavioral technology is often fractured across studies, resulting in a dearth of studies showing socially valid improvements in these problem behaviors and an absence of studies illustrating the treatment process from start to finish. In this session, an effective, comprehensive, and parent-validated treatment process for the problem behaviors associated with autism will be described.

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Severe Behavior30 minutes

Preventing Severe Problem Behavior: A focus on strengthening socially important behavior

Considering both the challenges in marshaling the resources necessary for conducting a scientifically sound and ecologically valid functional assessment process and the numerous risk factors for developing problem behavior, preventing the development of problem behavior in young children is important. A class-wide and small group curriculum for teaching skills shown to prevent the development of problem behavior will be described in this brief session.

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Autism45 minutes

Sleep problems of children & young adults with ASD (Part 1)

Sleep problems are prevalent among children, especially children with autism. Addressing sleep problems can be challenging, and when left unaddressed, sleep problems can lead to or worsen other behavior problems such as aggression and noncompliance while also making learning in school difficult. The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with a sound understanding of factors that worsen and improve children's ability to achieve age-appropriate amounts of sleep as well as strategies for addressing common issues such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep and nighttime routine noncompliance. As a result, attendees will have a better understanding of how family members and support staff can work as a team to promote the healthy sleep of the children in their care. The seminar will involve opportunities to design individualized and parent-friendly treatments for specific sleep problems and a review of strategies to prevent sleep problems from occurring.

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Autism45 minutes

Sleep problems of children & young adults with ASD (Part 2)

Sleep problems are prevalent among children, especially children with autism.  Addressing sleep problems can be challenging, and when left unaddressed, sleep problems can lead to or worsen other behavior problems such as aggression and noncompliance while also making learning in school difficult. The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with a sound understanding of factors that worsen and improve children's ability to achieve age-appropriate amounts of sleep as well as strategies for addressing common issues such as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep and nighttime routine noncompliance. As a result, attendees will have a better understanding of how family members and support staff can work as a team to promote the healthy sleep of the children in their care. The seminar will involve opportunities to design individualized and parent-friendly treatments for specific sleep problems and a review of strategies to prevent sleep problems from occurring. 

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Best Practices for Mand Training

Children with autism and other developmental disabilities often have limited functional language to request access to preferred items/activities. B.F. Skinner (1957) used the term "mand" to refer to this type of language. In the absence of functional mands, behaviors such as "tantrums," aggression, or self-injury may be more likely to develop because these behaviors might produce access to preferred items or events. Thus, it has been recommended that mands be targeted early in behavioral treatment. A large literature exists to support mand training procedures, and there are many nuances to consider in order to ensure that such training is successful. This presentation will emphasize the functional importance of mands, considerations for early mand training, and critical literature-based teaching strategies.

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Using a Pre-requisite Skills Assessment to Identify Optimal Modalities for Mand Training

Mands have been successfully taught to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disabilities (ID) using many different response modalities including vocalizations, manual sign, and exchanged-based communication systems. A few studies have directly compared the effectiveness of different modalities such as the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and sign language. Some of these studies have found that the usefulness of either modality varied across students without a clear indication of the relevant characteristics of each student that might predict effectiveness. Thus, one option is unlikely to prove optimal for all children. This presentation will focus on a study that examined the utility of a brief assessment of 8 participant's prerequisite skills for three common response modalities (i.e., vocal, sign language, exchange based communication) to determine if performance on the skills assessment predicts the rate of acquisition during mand training in each response modality. Practical considerations for choosing mand modalities will be discussed based on the results of this examination.

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Maximizing Stimulus Control: Best Practices for Teaching Receptive Language

Discrimination training is one of the most important components of early intensive behavioral interventions.  In order to design effective discrimination training procedures, behavior analysts and teachers must understand the critical differences between simple and conditional discrimination procedures.  This presentation will review research findings that inform our understanding of stimulus control with a specific application to receptive language programming as described in Grow and LeBlanc (2012).  Receptive language refers to responding appropriately to another person's spoken language (e.g., responding to your name, following directions, responding to names and features of objects).  This presentation will include 5 critical best practices for designing and implementing programming for receptive language.  In addition, this presentation will include the potential negative effects for deviating from these recommendations and strategies for troubleshooting and eliminating stimulus control problems that may have been created by prior non-optimal programming.

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Other1.25 hours

Identifying Treatments that Work

During this presentation, Dr. Karsten will review a number of data sources relevant to treatment efficacy and effectiveness (e.g., published research, practice standards, and practice-based evidence) and present strategies for maintaining contact with current research despite limited time and funding. Dr. Karsten will also review strategies for making data-based decisions when multiple effective treatments may be available.

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Ethics50 minutes

The Ethics of Data Based Decision Making

Data-based decision making is an ethically and functionally essential practice of behavior analysts as we deliver effective assessment, treatment, and training services for parents and educators.  During this presentation, Dr. Karsten will outline opportunities for data-based decision making, particularly as they relate to the BACB© conduct guidelines, ethical standards, and barriers to best practices.

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Assessment1.25 hours

Enhancing the Role of Preference Assessments in Daily Practice (Part 1)

There are a number of student-related barriers that interfere with conducting preference assessments and producing accurate assessment results.  Moreover, practitioners often struggle with matching assessment methods to specific student needs, such as interest in large or activity-based reinforcers, severe behavior, or extremely restricted interests.  During this first of two presentations on preference assessments, Dr. Karsten will present a variety of strategies to overcome these barriers.

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Assessment50 minutes

Enhancing the Role of Preference Assessments in Daily Practice (Part 2)

In addition to student-related barriers, there are a number of teacher- and setting-related barriers that may interfere with conducting preference assessments.  During this second part of Dr. Karsten’s presentation on preference assessments, she will present strategies for matching assessments to the demands of a busy classroom, such as time limitations for training instructors to assess preferences.

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Ethics1 hour

Ethics is Not for Sissies

For me ethics is not some theoretical philosophical issue for academics to debate endlessly; rather, ethics involves small decisions we make every day to assure that quality treatment is provided to our clients.  In this talk I will outline my current thinking on ethics and describe what I see as the many challenges and some of the downsides to behaving ethically. We have to be able to think quickly when someone asks a favor, offers a gift or makes an unwanted sexual advance. Other ethics problems arise more slowly, are more complex, and involve clashes between a behavior analyst and her employer or conflicts involving funding agencies. Many ethical problems arise out of incompetence, laziness or greed.  I will propose a seven-step model for analyzing ethics cases and propose 13 Essential Skills for the Ethical Behavior Analyst.  I hope in this address it will become apparent: "Ethics Is Not for Sissies."

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Other1 hour

Dealing with Difficult People

Behavior analysts have the skills to analyze and modify even the most severe behaviors of clients with whom they work. Our science and technology of behavior provide us with the foundation for improving the lives of children and adults, and we do so with confidence on a daily basis. Many behavior analysis professionals, however, report that dealing with obstreperous colleagues or a defiant, sarcastic employee can ruin their day. I would argue that we have the tools to deal with these “difficult people,” but are unaware of how exactly to proceed. I will suggest some strategies that can be used with argumentative, passive-aggressive, and defensive people based on what we know works in clinical settings.

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Autism1.5 hours

The Importance of Motivation in Interventions for Children with ASD

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) results in impairments in reciprocal social interaction and communication as well as high rates of ritualistic and stereotyped behavior (APA, 2003). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 88 children in the United States are diagnosed with ASD (CDC, 2012). Given these staggering estimates, considerable attention has been directed to research on etiology, assessment, and treatment services for children diagnosed with ASD. Significant interest has emerged from professionals and parents to determine effective treatments that can remediate deficits characteristic of ASD and promote maintenance in the natural environment.

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Enhancing the Social Validity of Treatments for Severe Problem Behavior

Applied Behavior Analysts have a well-developed repertoire of assessments, measures, and treatment procedures for reducing severe problem behaviors. Much of this methodology can be traced back to the advent of systematic functional analysis (FA; Iwata, Dorsey, Slifer, Bauman, & Richman).  Since that seminal paper much of the research on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior has focused on refining these techniques to increase precision and effectiveness. However, there have been accusations that the feasibility and social validity of such interventions were secondary concerns. This talk will present some of the current directions in the field that address this claim. In particular, some of the current practices in the clinics and services of the Severe Behavior Programs at the Marcus Autism Center will be presented.

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