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Friday, September 8th, 2017

Treating Severe Problem Behavior: A Focus on Strengthening Socially Important Behavior of Persons with Autism with Dr. Gregory Hanley

Greg Hanley

Abstract: The success of treatments for problem behaviors associated with autism like meltdowns, self-injury, or aggression is largely dependent on whether the treatment is based on the function the problem behavior serves for the person with autism. But because of the seemingly obligatory focus on detecting the impact of single variables in good behavior analytic research, effective behavioral technology is often fractured across studies, resulting in a dearth of studies showing socially valid improvements in these problem behaviors and an absence of studies illustrating the treatment process from start to finish. In this workshop, an effective, comprehensive, transferable, and parent-validated treatment process for the problem behaviors associated with autism will be described. The starting point for this treatment will be a practical functional assessment process, which will be briefly reviewed. However, the primary focus of the workshop will be on procedures for shaping skills and on procedures for transferring the treatment into relevant environments.

Objectives:

  • Given the results of an open-ended interview, the attendee should be able to design an efficient, individualized (non-standardized) and synthesized functional analysis.
  • Given different functions of problem behavior, the attendee should be able to design functionally-relevant, effective, and skill-based interventions capable of producing generalizable and socially valid improvements in problem behavior.
  • An attendee will be able to describe several strategies for teaching individuals with severe problem behavior to engage in a functional communicative exchange.
  • An attendee will be able to describe several strategies for teaching individuals with severe problem behavior to tolerate both delays to and denials of reinforcers previously maintaining their problem behavior.
  • An attendee should be able to describe how compliance and leisure skills may be shaped during delays to the reinforcers that historically maintained problem behavior.
  • An attendee should be able to describe several processes for transferring and maintaining treatment effects when implemented by relevant people in relevant contexts.

Relevant Reading:

Hanley, G. P., Jin, C. S., Vanselow, N. R., & Hanratty, L. A. (2014). Producing meaningful improvements in problem behavior of children with autism via synthesized analyses and treatments. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 16-36.

Santiago, J. L., Hanley, G. P., Moore, K., & Jin, C. S. (2016). The generality of interview-informed functional analyses: Systematic replications in school and home. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 797-811.

Ghaemmaghami, M., Hanley, G. P., Jin, S., and Vanselow, N. R. (2015) Affirming control by multiple reinforcers via progressive treatment analysis. Behavioral Interventions. 31, 70-86.

Ghaemmaghami, M., Hanley, G. P., & Jessel, J. (2016). Contingencies promote delay tolerance. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jaba.333

Jessel, J., Hanley, G. P., & Ghaemmaghami, M. (2016). Interview-informed synthesized contingency analyses: Thirty replications and reanalysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/jaba.316

Slaton, J. & Hanley, G. P., Raftery, K. (in press). Interview-informed functional analyses: A comparison of synthesized and isolated variables. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Bio:

Dr. Hanley has been applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behaviors of children and adults with and without disabilities for over 25 years. He worked and trained at the Kennedy Krieger Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was degreed at the University of Florida, was tenured at the University of Kansas, and is currently a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral Program and the Life Skills Clinic, both at Western New England University, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Hanley has published over 100 book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals in areas such as the assessment, intervention, and prevention of problem behavior, and evidence-based values. Dr. Hanley is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 25), past Editor of Behavior Analysis in Practice, past Associate Editor of The Behavior Analyst, and current Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

An Intro to the Training Curriculum for Supervisors of ABA Technicians in Autism Programs with Tim Courtney M.S. BCBA

Tim Courtney

Abstract:

This training content is designed to train supervisors and aspiring supervisors in evidence-based methods of supervising staff who provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for people with autism. The content is based on over four decades of ABA research on staff training and supervision as well as the authors’ hands-on experience. The content includes critical supervision knowledge and skills coinciding with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB©) task list for effective supervision. The content is relevant for supervisors of staff providing comprehensive and/or focused ABA services across a variety of settings, including center-based programs, homes, schools, and clinics.


Barrel Aged (15 years) Ethical Recommendations: Wisdom through the years with Tim Courtney M.S. BCBA

Abstract:

In this three hour workshop we will discuss the professional and ethical compliance code (PECC) as it applies to ethical dilemmas encountered when providing medically necessary ABA therapy. There are numerous opportunities to attend ethics workshops focused on clinical services, but very few that focus on practice related issues. We will cover areas such as how to deal with an interruption in funding for services, maintaining medical records, confidentiality, financial arrangements and other practice related areas. Attendees will leave this workshop with an awareness of areas that have a higher probability for ethical dilemmas and suggestions for how to address them while complying with the PECC.

Bio:

Tim Courtney is the Chief Operating Officer for Little Star Center a nonprofit program providing medically necessary ABA therapy. Tim earned his MS in applied behavior analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. Tim is a behavior analyst focused on areas of practice that affect the delivery of comprehensive and focused ABA programming. Tim brings his passion for the science of ABA to present on areas such as supervision, treatment planning, and how to navigate the medical necessity review process.

Schedule:

Friday September 8th, 2017:

7:00AM-9:00AM - Registration

9:00AM-12:00PM - Morning Session

12:00PM-1:30PM - Lunch

1:30PM-4:30PM - Afternoon Session

4:30PM-5:00PM - Certificate Pickup

Saturday, September 9th, 2017:

7:00AM-9:00AM - Registration

9:00AM-12:00PM - Morning Session

12:00PM-1:30PM - Lunch

1:30PM-4:30PM - Afternoon Session

4:30PM-5:00PM - Certificate Pickup

This event offers 12 or 6 CEUs at no extra charge. This event is non-refundable after 09/01/2017.

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