Association for Behavior Analysis International

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50th Annual Convention; Philadelphia, PA; 2024

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Invited Paper Session #516
CE Offered: BACB
The Field of Applied Behavior Analysis in Turkiye: Establishing and Disseminating Efforts
Monday, May 27, 2024
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
Marriott Downtown, Level 5, Grand Ballroom Salon H
Area: PRA; Domain: Service Delivery
Chair: MERAL KOLDAS (University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe Meyer Institute )
CE Instructor: Elif Tekin-Iftar, Ph.D.
Presenting Author: ELIF TEKIN-IFTAR (Anadolu University)

This presentation summarizes the development of how behavior analysis in Turkiye. During the presentation, the presenter will be sharing the clinical and research efforts that have been realized in Turkiye. The presentation also includes the institutional efforts in higher education to train behavior analyst nationwide. In addition to that the presentation also includes the bariers and challenges in introducing and using behavior analytic techniques and strategies in Turkiye.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Researchers, Clinicians, and International chapter representatives

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to: (1) describe the development of behavior analysis in Turkiye; (2) list the clinical and research efforts about behavior analysis in Turkiye; (3) define the institutional efforts in higher education; (4) describe the barriers and challenges in introducing and using behavior analytic techniques and strategies in Turkiye.
ELIF TEKIN-IFTAR (Anadolu University)
Elif Tekin Iftar is professor of special education at Anadolu University in Turkiye. She works as a researcher. She is also chair of Applied Behavior Analysis program at Graduate School in Anadolu University. Her main interests include applied behavior analysis, teaching students with autism spectrum disorder.



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