Title: ABA Journal Club Session 4: ABA and Visual Supports

  • Start Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 05:00pm - 06:30pm (UAE Time)
  • Moderator:

    Asmahan Saleh Khalil, MSc BCBA
    PhD student, Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Venue: A link to the webinar will be sent to all registrants.

Brought to you by The ABA Journal Club and ECAE’s Research Office, in collaboration with ABA-UAE.

During Session 4 of the ABA Journal Club, attendees will discuss:

Rutherford, M., Baxter, J., Grayson, Z., Johnston, L., & O'Hare, A. (2020). Visual supports at home and in the community for individuals with autism spectrum disorders: A scoping review. Autism, 24 (2), 447–469. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361319871756

Article abstract: Visual supports are recommended in autism spectrum disorder clinical guidelines. They can reduce anxiety, increase predictability, support communication and improve participation. They are implemented regularly in schools, but evidence about home visual supports is limited. This article reports results of a scoping literature review, alongside qualitative evaluation with parents and professionals. We report findings from 34 studies, identifying four categories of visual support and heterogeneity in participant characteristics, intervention methods, environments and outcome measures.Qualitative data from questionnaires (n = 101) and focus groups generated key themes about home visual supports,through thematic analysis: (1) Accessibility, (2) Participation-focussed (3) Individualisation, (4) Teaching Methods, (5) Consistency, and (6) Information and Training. We propose consensus with terminology and implications for practice and research.

1.5 free BACB learning CEUs

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Title: Why Every Applied Behavior Analyst Needs a Basic Bestie: Engaging with Basic Research

  • Start Date: Tuesday, October 05, 2021
  • Workshop Time: 05:00pm - 07:00pm (UAE Time)
  • Presenter:

    1. Vanessa Minervini, PhD, Assistant Professor,College of Arts and Sciences, Creighton University, USA

    2. Sarah C. Mead Jasperse, PhD, BCBA-D, Assistant Professor, Counseling, Special Education and Neuroscience Division, ECAE
  • Venue: A link to the webinar will be sent to all registrants.

In the field of behavior analysis, delineations often are drawn between basic research and applied research, experimental analysis of behavior and applied behavior analysis, and laboratory behavior analysis and clinical behavior analysis. Indeed, there are separate scientific journals for each specialization, dedicated tracks at professional conferences for each topic, and so forth; it is easy to understand why behavior analysts may work in a siloed manner. However, collaboration between the two sides of the behavior analysis coin is encouraged by credentialing bodies and professional organizations in the field. As an example, the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts (2020) specifies that BCBAs and BCaBAs must "provide services that are conceptually consistent with behavioral principles, based on scientific evidence," and the BCBA/BCaBA Task List (5th ed.) (2017) dedicates an entire section to “basic” or "foundational” concepts and principles. In this dynamic presentation, Dr. Vanessa Minervini, a basic researcher, and Dr. Sarah Mead Jasperse, an applied researcher and BCBA-D, will talk about the lessons they’ve learned from and taught each other over the past ten years of their friendship and different career phases. The session will cover topics such as clinical questions that can be answered by basic research, how basic research can be driven by clinical need, and practical tips for applied behavior analysts who want to engage more with basic research.

2 free BACB Learning CEUs

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