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 #354
CE Offered: BACB
Looking to the Future: Harnessing Data and Technology in Applied Behavior Analysis
Sunday, May 26, 2024
6:00 PM–6:50 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon CD
Area: OBM/AUT; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Kerry Ann Conde, Ph.D.
Chair: Tricia Glick (Behavior Science Technology)
KERRY ANN CONDE (St. Joseph's University, Behavior Science Technology)
ELLIE KAZEMI (Behavior Science Technology (BST) & CSUN)
MANDY RALSTON (NonBinary Solutions)
Abstract: The transformative power of technology in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is evident through its myriad applications, from intuitive software systems and mobile apps for data collection to individualized computer-based learning programs. As the industry grapples with challenges like workforce turnover, clinician shortages, and low reimbursement rates, the integration of robust datasets becomes invaluable. The advent of vast repositories on procedural integrity and treatment fidelity, for instance, offers the ABA community unprecedented insights into effective intervention strategies. These datasets, coupled with innovative AI solutions, empower professionals to make evidence-based decisions, leading to more personalized and impactful interventions. This panel discussion delves into the future trajectory of the ABA industry, steered by the confluence of technology and data. Panelists will explore not just the potential of software systems and virtual reality but will delve deep into the revolutionary impacts of machine learning. Emphasis will be placed on how extensive data insights and advanced technologies can shape and refine staff training, service delivery, and, ultimately, the outcomes for individuals in the ABA sphere.
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Attendees should have a basic understanding of behavior analysis and organizational behavior management (OBM) because this panel will discuss more advanced topics in OBM, data analysis, and the use of technology.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able 1. to describe how technology is used in ABA, including data collection software, virtual reality, and machine learning, 2. to explain how technology facilitates data collection and analysis in ABA, emphasizing its importance in tracking progress and making data-driven decisions, and 3. describe how to tailor technology solutions to meet the unique needs and goals of their companies.
Keyword(s): AI, OBM, Procedural Integrity, Treatment Programming



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