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.


33rd Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2007

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Panel #256
CE Offered: BACB
Incorporating Research from Other Disciplines into the Behavioral Treatment of Learners with Autism
Sunday, May 27, 2007
3:00 PM–4:20 PM
Douglas A
Area: AUT/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Frank R. Cicero, M.S.
Chair: Joanne Gerenser (Eden II Programs)
DANA BATTAGLIA (Eden II Programs/Genesis School)
FRANK R. CICERO (Eden II Programs)
REBECCA L. NULL (Burlington County Special Services School District)

Autism is a complex disorder that affects an individuals language and communication, social skills as well as other aspects of learning. Applied behavior analysis has been widely documented as being the most effective treatment methodology to address the behavioral excesses and deficits associated with autism. Unfortunately, even with excellent behavioral treatment, many individuals with autism continue to demonstrate significant deficits in language, communication, and social skills. It appears that existing interventions are insufficient to address the complex learning deficits of all learners with autism. One strategy to address this problem is to broaden the scope of treatment outside of the behavior analysis field to other disciplines and areas of research. This panel will present a set of case studies that demonstrate the integration of other disciplines with applied behavior analysis in the treatment of learners with autism. Specifically, programs derived from the research in speech-language pathology, psycholinguistics, and cognitive psychology will be discussed.




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