Second Education Conference Technology Sponsors
Innovations in Education: Apps, Games, Technology, and the Science of Behavior
Friday, November 8-Sunday, November 10, 2013
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
The theme of the conference is the role of behavior analysis in the development and use of emerging technologies that revolutionize teaching, learning, and instruction. ABAI has made a limited number of table-top display booths available to organizations who would like to educate conference attendees about their product. Be sure to check out these great organizations throughout the duration of the conference.
The ASK-NAO Initiative, created by Aldebaran Robotics, shapes the special education classroom of tomorrow by offering teachers a user-friendly robotic assistant to support their daily requirements and a friend for children with autism to help them reach new levels of greatness. This solution includes NAO–a humanoid robot, educational and entertaining applications, and an accessible interface to facilitate communication with the child’s support network.
Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia - The New England Center for Children
The Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia (ACE) is the culmination of 40 years of research and practice conducted at The New England Center for Children (NECC), a leader in the fields of ABA and autism. The ACE provides an interactive database containing assessment tools, lesson plans, teaching materials, and student performance reports for over 1,500 skills drawn from the curriculum used at NECC. The ACE is designed to provide teachers, administrators, BCBAs, and school professionals with easy access to applied behavior analytic procedures and an effective and efficient way to aggregate and understand student performance data. Every lesson plan within the ACE can be customized to the learning profile of the individual student being taught. Thus, this web-based curriculum fills an enormous need for an easy-to-access, comprehensive, and rigorously tested resource allowing teachers and schools to provide effective and individualized services to their students.
CentralReach offers a comprehensive, web-based practice management solution. Our software fully integrates scheduling, billing, tasks, time tracking, payroll, training, and record management in one easy to use system. We offer quick and easy set up, no contracts, and no set up costs!
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,000 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Calif., and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences. Central to our transformational impact on students, their communities, and the practice of psychology is The Engaged Professional Model of Education. This groundbreaking approach to training leverages the talents and experience of faculty practitioners, who work with our Community Partnership and Applied Professional Practice teams to provide students a rich spectrum of clinical training in a wide range of community settings. In fact, the School was the first of its kind to be named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in service and civic engagement. Our graduates emerge with unrivaled skills, and ready to make much-needed changes in the communities they serve. They work around the world in hospitals, schools, community centers, agencies, NGOs, private practice, and elsewhere. Our graduates blend a sophisticated understanding of the human experience with high-quality practice in fields such as adolescent psychology, applied behavior analysis, Latino mental health, and forensic psychology. The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.
DataFinch is the proud creator of Catalyst, the ABA data collection platform for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. By far the most comprehensive system available, users can enter data on the device, and that data is transmitted in real-time to our web-based portal for automatic, graphing analysis and reporting.
Florida Institute of Technology
Learn ABA any time, any day! Florida Tech Behavioral Science and Technology offers a comprehensive program in behavior analysis. All courses meet instructional requirements for certification as a board certified behavior analyst from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and board certified assistant behavior analyst examinations. Classes are offered 100% online in a user friendly format. No special computer skills are needed.
Skills® is an online toolkit that provides comprehensive assessment, curriculum, and IEP goals for early childhood to adolescence, positive behavior support planning for challenging behavior, and progress tracking. Our unique set of curricula includes 4,000 activities across eight areas: social, motor, language, adaptive, play, executive function (planning, problem solving, attention, remembering, inhibition, flexibility, and self-management), cognition (inferring private events/perspective taking), and academic skills.
AutisMate is an iPad app that uses a comprehensive approach to both communication and behavioral development. AutisMate is easily personalized and can grow with changing needs over time. Our research-based approach progresses emerging communicators from intuitive scenes to more advanced sentence building. AutisMate also promotes independence through video-modeling and visual schedules.
Stages Learning Materials
Based on the top-selling Language Builder Picture Card sets, the Stages Language Builder App offers six ABA-based drills to teach basic language skills to children with autism and speech/language delays. Drills include identical and similar matching, receptive and expressive labeling, picture identification, and a bonus matching activity. Includes 700+ Stages Learning images, as well as the ability to capture and upload your own images.
Pyramid Educational Consultants
Pyramid Educational Consultants is the worldwide source for the Pyramid Approach to Education® and the Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS®). Pyramid Educational Consultants provides high quality training, consultation, products and support to parents, caregivers, and professionals. Using functional and practical interventions, Pyramid Educational Consultants aim to teach individuals how to communicate, function independently, and be successful in their schools, homes, and in the community.
QBS, Inc., a leading national behavioral training company, offers Safety-Care™ Behavioral Safety Training. Much more than the typical “crisis prevention course”, Safety-Care is founded upon the principles and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavioral Supports and trains staff in evidence-based practices toward the prevention, minimization, and management of behavioral challenges. QBS offers a variety of other behaviorally-based training, consulting and software.
Developed by the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Shriver Center, UDiscovering offers a new line of online training tools, products, and services to help families and professionals touched by or working in the fields of autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.