Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

Event Details

Previous Page


Panel #45
On the Bidirectional Influence of Behavior Analysis and Technology
Saturday, May 26, 2018
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Harbor Ballroom G
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Zachary H. Morford (Zuce Technologies)
LISA M STEDMAN-FALLS (University of Florida)
ALEJANDRO DIAZ (Florida International University)
ANDREA CAROLINA VILLEGAS (University of Florida)
Abstract: Advancements in technology provide behavior analysts with new solutions for overcoming challenges related to service delivery. Interestingly, there are also opportunities for behavior analysts to influence the development of consumer technologies. Audience members who are interested in leveraging behavior analytic skills in the technology sector, or vice versa, will have the chance to learn from behavior analysts who are doing so already. The discussion will address issues related to cross-disciplinary collaboration, behavior analytic entrepreneurship, and dissemination via commercialization. Alejandro Rene Diaz, COO of wePortal, Inc., works with software developers to enhance the user experience of mobile and web portals designed to provide computing solutions for behavior analysts. Andrea Villegas, cofounder of BehaviorMe, Inc., works closely with software developers to create virtual reality technology as an intervention tool used in conjunction with behavioral therapy. Lisa Stedman-Falls, Clinical Director of the UF Behavioral Health and Technology Research Clinic and owner of Vita Elevant, LLC, uses a variety of consumer technologies to provide behavior analytic services to individuals with health behavior concerns and to individuals with autism. The panel is chaired by Zachary Morford, founder of Zuce Technologies and former chair of the ABAI BATech SIG.
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): cross-collaboration, dissemination, entrepreneurship, technology



Back to Top
Modifed by Eddie Soh