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.


46th Annual Convention; Washington DC; 2020

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Panel #428
CE Offered: BACB — 
You Gotta Be Flexible to Save the World With Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 25, 2020
8:00 AM–8:50 AM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Level 2, Room 207B
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Beth McKee, M.Ed.
Chair: Beth McKee (Guangxiu International Children's Center; Emergent Learning Academy )
BETH MCKEE (Guangxiu International Children's Center)
ANESA DOYLE (8 the Plate)
LI YING (Guangxiu International Children's Center)

In attempting to “Save the Word with Behavior Analysis” behavior analysts are tasked with implementation of evidence-based interventions across a variety of populations. One quickly finds them selves struggling between decisions regarding treatment fidelity vs. the need to respond to client preference and cultural needs and differences. Responding to environmental contexts of learners and families is crucial for success. An example, from an ABA clinic in China, of a reinforcement based feeding procedure that used a commercially available resource from the West will be presented. A review of research - backed treatment focused on reinforcement - based procedures will be presented.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

Behavior Analysts

Learning Objectives: 3 objectives: 1) State at least 2 code of ethics which support the use of flexibility (BACB Code of Ethics eg. 2.0, 2.03, 2.09, 4.02) 2) Identify how a reliance on scientific knowledge supports thinking outside the box (BACB Code of Ethics 2.0) 3) Identify 2 food programs that can be implemented without the use of escape extinction



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