Association for Behavior Analysis International

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34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Paper Session #183
International Paper Session - Behavior Analysis Across the Lifespan
Sunday, May 25, 2008
10:30 AM–11:50 AM
Boulevard B
Area: CBM
Chair: Thomas Gimenez (Universidad de Granada)
AD(H)D: A Community Problem Across the Life Span.
Domain: Applied Research
ANDREE FLEMING-HOLLAND (Universidad Veracruzana), Marco Wilfredo Salas-Martinez (Universidad Veracruzana)
Abstract: AD(H)D is now widely recognized as a learning disability which is usually diagnosed in childhood. Opinions may vary as to the percentage of the population affected, and even the underlying cause of this disorder, but authorities agree that AD(H)D is a syndrome with various symptoms and behavioral manifestations which interfere with attention, concentration, organizational skills, and self-control. For more than a decade it has also been acknowledged that AD(H)D is not only a childhood disability; behavioral and emotional problems multiply not only in school but also at home when AD(H)D children become adolescents. This is especially evident when the symptoms are not adequately treated in childhood, as is usually the case in developing countries. The adolescent or adult AD(H)D frequently experiences depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, frequently accompanied by risk-taking behaviors such as unprotected sexual encounters, excessive consumption of alcohol and/or drugs and imprudent driving. More attention should be paid to adolescent and adult AD(H)D diagnosis and treatment so that these individuals can increase their potential while giving them skills to decrease the possibility for them to become a community problem.
The Behavior Analysis Services Program: Where We've Been.
Domain: Applied Research
BRYON ROBERT NEFF (University of South Florida), Hewitt B. Clark (University of South Florida), Timothy R. Vollmer (University of Florida), Kimberly Crosland (University of South Florida), Catherine E. Williams (Behavior Analysis Services Program)
Abstract: The BASP has revolutionized the child welfare system in Florida and has expanded to small pilots in Alabama and Texas. This presentation will cover the history of the BASP including the formation of the program and methods the founders used to successfully disseminate behavioral techniques to an otherwise untouched group. Those passionate about caregiver training, child welfare, dissemination of ABA, political action, and obtaining funding will all glean valuable information from this historical account.



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