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.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Panel #314
CE Offered: BACB
Come Play With Me: A Collaborative Approach to Specialized Services
Monday, May 29, 2023
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 3C
Area: AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Janie A Funk, Ph.D.
Chair: Themis Gomes (Behaven Kids)
RHIANNON LAW (North Shore Pediatric Therapy)
JANIE A FUNK (Behaven Kids)
BETH O. BELLONE (New England Center for Children)

Specialized services in behavior analysis are often delivered in clinics and in home settings by technicians who are supervised by behavior analysts. Currently, in most cases, these services are delivered in a silo; without planned coordination and collaboration with other professionals who operate outside of behavior analysis but within the realm of specialized service delivery. The intent of this panel is to bring together professionals representing different disciplines (behavior analyst, speech and language pathologist, and neuropsychologist), in order to discuss the importance of collaboration across disciplines in an effort to ensure more complete care for clients in need of these specialized services. To that end, the panelists will share their experience as individuals who have worked in settings where collaboration of care is a common practice, by highlighting obstacles, opportunities and successes in their respective settings, and by entertaining pertinent questions from the audience. This open dialogue will aim at peaking the audience’s interest in potential ways to expand our practices in order to respond to the diverse social demands of the clients we serve.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:


Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) List varies disciplines that often overlap with the delivery of ABA services. (2) Describe obstacles and strategies to collaborative service delivery. (3) Identify the importance of collaboration across disciplines in an effort to ensure more complete care for clients.
Keyword(s): Care Coordination, Collaboration



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