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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Paper Session #465
CE Offered: BACB
Diversity submission That the Poor Nations May Not Cease Recieving Effective Behavior Analysis Training and Services in the Land: The Behavior Analysts' Concern in Africa
Monday, May 27, 2024
12:00 PM–12:25 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 3, Independence Ballroom
Area: CSS
Instruction Level: Advanced
Chair: Usifo Edward Asikhia (International Training Center for Applied Behavior Analysis)
CE Instructor: Usifo Edward Asikhia, M.D.
 
Diversity submission 

That the Poor Nations May Not Cease Recieving Effective Behavior Analysis Training and Services in the Land: The Behavior Analysts' Concern in Africa

Domain: Service Delivery
USIFO EDWARD ASIKHIA (International Training Center for Applied Behavior Analysis)
 
Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: The shifting landscape and the trajectory of the science of Behavior Analysis and its application globally as it impacts the poor nations, is a cause for concern in that “the poor shall never cease out of the land” - the Holy Book. BODY: This paper will share with the audience as perceived, how the developmental milestones of our profession is resonating in practice with some critical segments of the dimensions of the science of Behavior Analysis, the diversity concerns, inclusion expectations, sustainability challenges, professional practice dissonance, demography relating to the relative ratios of service consumers and credentialed behavior analysis professionals for example Nigeria specifically and the enormity of response efforts required by the poor nations to remain as team players in the theater of the profession of the science of Behavior Analysis globally. CONCLUSION: The poor nations may see these signs as pathognomonic of emerging lacuna. From this perspective, there is the potential for incubation and multiplication of the practice of pseudoscience with resultant harmful effects on service recipients as nature does not allow a vacuum to exist. This development calls for a strategic review and change of approach to the advancement and sustenance of the science of Behavior Analysis in the developing nations!

 
Target Audience:

Participants who are members of policy making bodies, committes, Chapters leaders, enterpreneurs who are culturally sensitve and responsive to the shifting landscape of the science of Behavior Analysis globally.

Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives: The participans would be able to describe the; [1] Diversity and Inclusion concerns regarding the poor nations [2] Potentials of creating larger lacuna with attentant emergence of the practice of pseudoscience [[3] Provision of policy approach changes that could ameliorate the problems highlighted in the presentation and accomondate the poor nations
 

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