Wednesday Lunch Talk — Applied Behavior Analysis: Glimpses of Data with Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Beyond

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Noon - 1p.m.
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

Beginning in the early 1990s with the publication of the popular memoir of a family’s plight to find effective treatment for their children with autism (Maurice, 1993), and the increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), applied behavior analysis (ABA) has been recommended as a primary treatment and educational approach for people with ASD (e.g., NY-DOH, 1999; US Surgeon General, 1998).  ABA, from its inception (Ayllon & Michael, 1959; Wolf, Risley, & Mees, 1964), has addressed the needs of individuals with developmental differences, including ASD.  ASD has become ABA’s “bread and butter”—what we—many of us—do.  This is evident in NY’s new license act for behavior analysts, wherein ASD is the primary scope of practice.  However, the entire scope of practice of ABA spans well beyond ASD. We will briefly present a description and data from a variety of projects completed by members of the ProABA faculty, with individuals with and without ASD.

Facilitated by Dennis Mozingo, Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Community Consultation Program; and Director, Program in ABA (ProABA).

No reservation required. Light lunch served.



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