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.


41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

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Panel #7
CE Offered: BACB
Evidence Based Practice: Application in Education Technology Product Development
Saturday, May 23, 2015
1:00 PM–1:50 PM
204B (CC)
Area: CSE/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Patricia I. Wright, Ph.D.
Chair: Susan Wilczynski (Ball State University)
CHRISTINA WHALEN (West Health Institute)
EMALEY BLADH MCCULLOCH (Autism Training Solutions)

Behavior analysts are committed to reliance on scientific knowledge. Increasingly behavior analysts are utilizing technology to assist in their delivery of service in the applied settings including in the K-12 educational setting. Many educational technology companies claim that their products are evidence-based, however, the term evidence-based is not clearly defined nor are their guidelines how this term can be applied in association with educational technology products. In other fields (e.g. medicine) significant work has been done to develop an evidence-based review process for products and a clear notation of the approved use of said products. These other systems may or may not be relevant to the field of behavior analysis but they do provide an opportunity for compare and contrast. This session will explore the strategies several educational technology companies, whom are all grounded in the field of applied behavior analysis, currently use to ensure their products are grounded in scientific knowledge as well as the challenges the product development process experiences in attempting to garner an evidence base for their technologies.?

Keyword(s): Education Technology, Evidence Based



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