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.


43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Business Meeting #349
Rehabilitation and Independent Living Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 28, 2017
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 2B
Chair: Chris Persel (Centre for Neuro Skills)
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 - 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, brain tumor, stroke or other neuro condition, it is not uncommon for difficult behaviors 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 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.
Keyword(s): brain injury, neurology, rehabilitation, stroke



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