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 #137
CE Offered: BACB
Translating, Intrepreting, Authoring, and Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 24, 2015
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
213AB (CC)
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Sakurako Sherry Tanaka, Ph.D.
Chair: Sakurako Sherry Tanaka (Mutlicultural Alliance of Behavior Analysts)
MARI URAMOTO (Children Center Inc.)
SHARON CHIEN (Seek Education, Inc.)
KOJI TAKESHIMA (Autism Consultation Room)

Today, behavior analysts are faced with the task of making the science of behavior meaningful, efficient, and effective for non-English speakers. Translation of English textbooks, articles, and resources for treatments has become one of the biggest challenges for behavior analysts around the world. How do you adapt early intervention programs and program delivery for children diagnosed with autism when the translated material is not available? How do you pioneer the establishment of non-English BACB-approved curricula outside English-speaking countries? MulitABA SIG presents the panel discussion drawing examples from BACB's globalization initiatives, VB-MAPP translation, and case studies of bilingual intervention, in languages such as Japanese, Russian, and French. The behavior analysts are presented as translators, interpreters, and authors with sufficient cultural and linguistic competence to achieve consistent treatment outcomes and/or educate the target population. We invite the audience to share their qualitative experiences that will further enlighten how international, multicultural, and ?authentic? our field has become.

Keyword(s): culture competence, globalization, translation



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