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.


50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Panel #447
PDS: A Global Perspective on Interprofessional Collaboration Between Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Behavior Analysts
Monday, May 27, 2024
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Convention Center, 100 Level, 113 C
Area: AUT/EDC; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: Seirra Mitchell (Rollins College Master of Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science)
LINA M. SLIM (Lina Slim Consulting; Endicott College; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
SMITA AWASTHI (Behavior Momentum India)
RONALD J. CLARK (University of Florida)

Effective treatment in the fields of applied behavior analysis and speech-language pathology requires collaboration within a multidisciplinary team. Each discipline has a capacity for unique expertise and training, which can enrich treatment for shared clients. Collaboration can take the form of one-on-one interaction or an interdisciplinary team consisting of the client, their family, and professionals from other disciplines. Although the importance of interprofessional collaboration is undisputed, there is a growing need to educate different disciplines about the significance of professional collaboration, especially when the ideologies of the disciplines do not align. This panel will consist of a dually certified board-certified behavior analyst/speech-language pathologist and two board-certified behavior analysts. The panel will address language development, and verbal behavior, as well as discuss the behavioral treatments specifically designed for the pediatric feeding population. The aim of this panel is to provide a global perspective on the importance of interprofessional collaboration from different backgrounds, including applied behavior analysis, speech-language pathology, and pediatric feeding.

Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): language development, pediatric feeding, SLP, verbal behavior



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