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.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Panel #139
Professional Development Series: The Application of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Variables From a Practitioners Perspective
Sunday, May 27, 2012
9:00 AM–10:20 AM
204 (TCC)
Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research
Chair: Mandana Kajian (Northern Arizona University)
KYONG-MEE CHUNG (Yonsei University)
TIMOTHY R. MOORE (University of Minnesota)
GREGORY K. REED (Howard University)
JEANNIE M. AGUILAR (University of Texas at Austin)

With the international expansion of assessments and treatments based on applied behavior analysis (ABA), it is important for our science to consider the behavioral variability that exists between cultures. However, obstacles and difficulties can exist when providing services to "children and families of diverse cultural backgrounds." This will be the second panel in a two part series, and will follow the panel titled "Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Variables: Why and How Should Behavior Analysts Study Them?" The first panel will focus on theoretical, ethical and methodological issues in research on culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) variables. The second panel will focus on how practitioners work with CLD individuals and discuss their application of ABA-based services to culturally and linguistically diverse individuals in their practices. They will also discuss the limitations and challenges they have faced when working with CLD individuals. Finally, panelists will recommend future directions for ABA-services to culturally and linguistically diverse individuals.




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