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).

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Business Meeting #487
Rehabilitation and Independent Living Special Interest Group Business Meeting
Monday, May 31, 2021
7:00 PM–7:50 PM
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.

 

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