Conference Agenda Monday Oct 25, 2021
Gregory Hanley, PhD, BCBA, LBA
Workshop: Towards a Practical Functional Assessment and Treatment Process Addressing Severe Problem Behavior
Dr. Hanley will detail a contemporary and compassionate version of applied behavior analysis for consideration when working with autistic persons or those with intellectual disabilities who routinely engage in severe problem behavior. The latest features of this practical functional assessment and skill-based treatment process will be described. Procedures for maximizing the safety and utility of analysis will be emphasized. The treatment process will also reviewed, with an emphasis on the generally applicable process for teaching contextually appropriate behavior following the shaping of a communication and toleration repertoire. The relevance of an “enhanced choice” model for further minimizing risks and expanding practitioner’s scope of practice will also be described.
SC ABA Board with Andy Patrick from The Southern Group
Open Business Meeting and Licensure Update
Join the SC ABA Board for an open business meeting, and stay to learn about progress made towards licensure of behavior analysts. Our lobbyist, Andy Patrick will share the licensure developments in 2021, and answer member questions.
SC ABA Social & Poster Session
Conference Agenda Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
Gregory Hanley, PhD, BCBA, LBA
Keynote: Towards Trauma-Assumed Applied Behavior Analysis: Key Values and Global Measures
A contemporary and trauma-assumed version of applied behavior analysis for consideration when working with autistic persons or those with intellectual disabilities, especially when problem behavior is probable, will be described. The values at the forefront of this compassionate ABA approach will be explained along with their implications for how to respond to both mild and severe forms of problem behavior. A brief review of the direct effects of the approach will be followed by program level evaluations of the secondary effects of the approach. The reliable and sensitive system for monitoring the behavioral health of persons experiencing this model of care will be detailed.
Soft Skills are the Hard Skills
This presentation focuses on the conceptualization of play and social skills. Learn strategies for increasing engagement, reciprocity and social interaction throughout day to day routines and common ABA programs to develop generalized, functional, and meaningful social skills repertoires in learners of all ages with varying support needs.
Becca Tagg, PsyD, MSCP, BCBA-D
1.5 Supervision CEs
The End is Just the Beginning: Supervision past the 2000 hours
Supervision is a requirement to become board certified. However, as scientist practitioners in a field that is constantly developing, ongoing learning is a key component of being a responsible practitioner. Further, many training programs introduce the basics of behavior analysis and the actual applied work is learned in the field. Securing and participating in ongoing supervision, after becoming certified, can be a key feature of developing a rich career, developing a specialization, or changing our specialization. Suggestions and implications will be discussed for both those seeking supervision and those providing supervision.
Patrick McGreevy, PhD, PA, BCBA-D
Behavioral Intervention or School Instruction for Children and Adults with Limited Skill Repertoires
This presentation will lead a discussion concerning two important issues for children and adults with limited skill repertoires [including, but not limited to those with autism]: (1) the importance of functional, life skills, as opposed to discrete trials with laminated picture cards or questions that would almost never occur in everyday living; and (2) teaching procedures that would more likely result in engagement, partial participation, fluent responding, and maintenance of skills over long periods of time. This workshop will include a brief, didactic presentation, followed by active responding by participants related to the children or adults with whom they work.