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11th International Conference; Dublin, Ireland; 2022

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Panel #57
CE Offered: BACB
CANCELLED: Applied Behavior Analysis and its Application in Healthcare for Individuals With Disabilities: An Interprofessional Collaborative Approach
Friday, September 2, 2022
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Meeting level 2; Wicklow Hall 1
Area: CBM/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Michelle P. Kelly, Ph.D.
Chair: Michelle P. Kelly (Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE))
KHAWLA BARLEY (Special Olympics- United Arab Emirates)
NIPA BHUPTANI (Applied & Behavioral Training Institute, UAE)
BRYAN T. ROCHE (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Abstract:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2020) discusses the importance of health for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) in order that they be able to work, learn and be engaged citizens within their community. This panel will discuss the development of interprofessional collaborations, and the application of behavior analysis to healthcare for individuals with ID/DD. Panelists will discuss a case example from the Special Olympics- United Arab Emirates where a Unified Healthcare Program has been created and ABA professional development training, incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), has been successfully delivered. Article 25 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities reinforces the right of individuals with ID/DD to attain the highest standard of healthcare, without discrimination on the basis of disability. It follows that the attitudes of healthcare professionals towards patients with ID/DD is of great importance. A discussion will be facilitated about the challenges when using self-report measures of attitude and the utility of assessing implicit attitudes using the Function Acquisition Speed Test (FAST). Panelists will discuss the value of the FAST in situations where respondents are unaware of their attitudes in certain socially sensitive contexts, such as in the healthcare of patients with ID/DD.

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:

All behavior analysts and graduate behavior analysts in training interested to learn more about the application of behavior analysis to healthcare.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) outline the development of interprofessional collaborations in healthcare (2) provide examples of the application of behavior analysis to healthcare for individuals with ID/DD (3) discuss the challenges of using self-report measures of attitude (4) describe the utility of assessing implicit attitudes using the Function Acquisition Speed Test
Keyword(s): ACT, healthcare, implicit attitudes, interprofessional collaboration
 

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