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.


49th Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2023

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Business Meeting #265A
Challenging Behavior Special Interest Group
Friday, May 26, 2023
7:00 PM–8:00 PM
Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 4E/F
Chair: Amanda Zangrillo (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute)
Presenting Authors:

Challenging behaviors exist along a continuum and may be conceptualized as externalizing behaviors producing significant impact on the individual, others or the environment. These behaviors can impact participation in home, school, and/or community activities. The assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors is a foundational part of applied behavior analysis yet, at the present time there is no existing special interest group housed within ABAI aimed at advancing clinical, research, training, and advocacy endeavors pertaining to the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior across the lifespan. This is a unique opportunity to meet the need and fill the gap for the ABAI membership in clinical, research, training, and advocacy endeavors. The purpose of this meeting will be to garner interest from the ABAI community, conduct an inaugural business meeting, establish the inaugural board, and further develop the SIGs mission and strategic goals

Keyword(s): advocacy, challenging behavior, research, training



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