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.

47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

Program by Business Meetings: Monday, May 31, 2021


 

Business Meeting #486
Education and Treatment of Children Journal Business Meeting
Monday, May 31, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Claire C. St. Peter (West Virginia University)
Presenting Authors:

This is an open meeting for anyone interested in the journal, Education and Treatment of Children. Editorial board members, as well as potential authors and potential board members, are encouraged to attend. We will deliver the editorial report for the journal. Please come and join the discussion!

Keyword(s): editorial board, ETC, ETOC, publication practices
 
 
Business Meeting #487
Rehabilitation and Independent Living Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Monday, May 31, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Megan R. Heinicke (California State University, Sacramento)
Presenting Authors:

The Rehabilitation and Independent Living (R.a.I.L.) Special Interest Group has continued to support the need for expanding the impact of behavior analysis in the field of rehabilitation, neurorehabilitation, and related areas. Through presentations at the ABAI conference and SIG business meeting, the R.a.I.L. SIG helps to maintain dissemination, communication, and collaboration of information that has proven to be of interest to its members. Visit the page to check it out and join/like, the URL is http://www.facebook.com/pages/ABA-Rehab-Special-Interest-Group/118243448217580. Rehabilitation, and specifically neurorehabilitation, professionals face unique behavior challenges with the population they serve. When individuals have experienced a disruption in neurological function whether from a traumatic brain injury (i.e., impact and/or inertial injuries), non-traumatic brain injury (e.g., stroke, anoxia/hypoxia) or other neurological conditions, it is not uncommon for difficult behaviors and unique skills deficits to emerge. Most allied health professionals, including physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists and nurses, do not focus on behavior remediation; however, in collaboration with behavior analysts, such professionals can have a significant role in positive behavior change. Issues related to training, student development, and research have been and will be reviewed at the SIG meeting. We welcome participants from all treatment disciplines and behavior analysts that currently work in the field of rehabilitation or have interests in populations outside of autism.

 
 
Business Meeting #488
Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Monday, May 31, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Nikia Dower (Dower and Associates, Inc.)
Presenting Authors:

The Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis (SPABA) Special Interest Group business meeting is open to anyone interested in promoting a behavioral approach to the analysis and treatment of speech and language disorders. Admission is free and membership in the SIG is not required in order to attend. The meeting will consist of member reports on SIG mission-related activities and invited presentations of professional interest to attendees. An abstract of the SPABA award winners submissions for the Student Research Grant award and the Dissemination Award will be provided at this meeting as well as awards to the winners. The SPABA business meeting will also include information on SPABA's social/networking component to encourage interaction and discussion among SIG members, new members, and interested attendees. Please feel free to join us and bring your friends. To further support the Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group, please consider formally joining and donating to the SIG by registering online at www.behavioralspeech.com.

 
 
Business Meeting #489
Diversity submission Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice Special Interest Group
Monday, May 31, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Barbara Gross (Missouri Behavior Consulting; Special School District of St Louis County)
Presenting Authors:

All individuals attending the ABAI convention who have an interest in sex research, sex education, and/or procedures used to change sex-related behaviors are invited to attend the Sexual Behavior: Research and Practice Special Interest Group's annual meeting. Items of business will include a discussion of current SIG activities occurring both at and outside the ABAI convention, the sharing of relevant research findings, and plans for the next year of SIG activities.

Keyword(s): sex education, sex research, sexual behavior, sexuality
 
 
Business Meeting #490
Diversity submission Behavior Analysis for Sustainable Societies (BASS)
Monday, May 31, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Julia H. Fiebig (Ball State University; Applied Global Initiatives LLC)
Presenting Authors:
The behavior analysis for sustainable societies (BASS) special interest group was formed to advance applications of behavior analysis to environmental issues that contribute to the development of solutions to climate change, pollution, overconsumption of resources, and imbalances in environmental sustainability. Objectives include to (a) encourage and support research that promotes the application of behavior analysis to green/environmental issues, (b) collaborate with environmental scientists, environmental groups, and other SIGs within ABAI who have an interest in addressing behavior change and sustainability/environmental issues, (c) disseminate research and practices that support solutions to environmental issues through the application of behavioral interventions, (d) develop curriculum, textbooks, and additional educational resources that address sustainability and the application of behavior analysis, (e) compile resources for individuals interested in behavior change and environmental issues, and (f) develop an information base of current effective practices/initiatives, government policies, and employment for behavior analysts interested in behavior change and environmental issues. The business meeting is open to anyone interested in sustainability and environmental issues
Keyword(s): climate change, sustainability
 
 
Business Meeting #491
Behavior Analysis in the Arts
Monday, May 31, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Abigail B. B. Calkin (Calkin Consulting Center)
Presenting Authors:

The Behavior Analysis in the Arts special interest group focuses on all arts areas—visual, literary, musical, and the performance arts. Our purpose is the analysis of the arts in behavioral terms as well as the spread within ABAI of this area. In addition, this special interest group also examines behavioral descriptions, analyses, and discussions of the philosophical and theoretical areas of creativity and audience reception. This year’s meeting will focus on a live evening of art, literature, music, and performance, for the 2022 ABAI Convention in Boston. Further, we will discuss possible museum tours, concerts, and literary (plays and readings) performances scheduled to occur in Boston during the 2022 conference time. If an in-person convention meeting is not possible (due to the pandemic), we will discuss the virtual options available within ABAI for scheduled times during or after the performances for discussion of them via Zoom or another venue.

Keyword(s): All arts
 
 
Business Meeting #492
Clinical Special Interest Group
Monday, May 31, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Emily Thomas Johnson (Behavior Attention and Developmental Disabilities Consultants, LLC)
Presenting Authors:

This is the special interest group for those who have an interest in clinical applications of behavior analysis. Clinical behavior analysts work in both research and applied settings applying behavior analytic principles to just about any situation that may involve psychological distress. This is our annual meeting to discuss how to promote our work at ABAI and beyond. Members have the opportunity to network and discuss their areas of interest and work, training opportunities, research projects, conceptual struggles and developments, and plan activities for the upcoming year. The Clinical SIG is also working for ideas on how to disseminate program updates from graduate programs and faculty that provide training in Clinical Behavior Analysis (CBA) to a broader audience. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn more about this exciting area of behavior analysis.

Keyword(s): Clinical, mental health, practice
 
 
Business Meeting #493
The Analysis of Verbal Behavior Board Meeting
Monday, May 31, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM EDT
Online
Chair: Tiffany Kodak (Marquette University)
Presenting Authors:
We will review and discuss activities of the journal over the past year, describe any upcoming special issues, and announce new and current AEs.
Keyword(s): Verbal Behavior
 

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