Association for Behavior Analysis International

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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #162
CE Offered: BACB
Diversity submission The Current Landscape of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Regulation in Latin America: Obstacles and the Path Forward
Saturday, May 25, 2024
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Convention Center, 200 Level, 203 AB
Area: PCH; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Janet Sanchez Enriquez, M.S.
Chair: Janet Sanchez Enriquez (The University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
VARSOVIA HERNANDEZ ESLAVA (Universidad Veracruzana)
BEATRIZ URCUYO (Centro de Intervencion EduTerapeutico)

This panel discussion will explore the evolving landscape of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) regulation in Latin America. Featuring expert panelists from Mexico, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, this session aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of ABA practices and regulation in these countries and the challenges they face. Our speakers will share their insights into the efforts, progress, and unique obstacles encountered in each country. They will shed light on the regulatory frameworks, licensure requirements, and ongoing initiatives designed to enhance the practice and dissemination of ABA. Additionally, the panelists will collectively chart a course for the future by discussing potential strategies, collaborations, and policy advancements to ensure ABA's continued growth and impact in Latin American society. This discussion promises to be a vital resource for professionals, researchers, and policymakers interested in the field of ABA and its growth during this changing landscape, moving towards responsive and equitable practices and standards

Instruction Level: Basic
Target Audience:


Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to (1) Describe the necessary steps towards an accurate and comprehensive assessment of the current state of ABA practices and services across various Latin American countries; (2) Identify the key challenges and obstacles facing ABA practitioners and researchers in Latin America, and explore potential solutions; (3) Create an action plan to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing among ABA professionals, researchers, and stakeholders in Latin America.
Keyword(s): Diversity, Latin America, Regulation



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