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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Invited Tutorial #412
CE Offered: BACB
Tutorial: Back to the Future Part Two: Renovations and Innovations in Behavioral Treatment for ADHD
Monday, May 28, 2007
2:30 PM–3:20 PM
Douglas B
Area: DDA; Domain: Applied Research
BACB CE Offered. CE Instructor: John A. Northup, Ph.D.
Chair: Kent Johnson (Morningside Academy)
Presenting Authors: : JOHN A. NORTHUP (University of Iowa)

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) has contributed greatly to the treatment of behaviors related to a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) since the inception of the field. Early ABA studies still provide the foundation for now routine recommendations such as the token economy and behavioral parent training. However, recently these early treatments have become much more refined and systematized. The application of functional analysis principles and procedures as well as the development of sophisticated concurrent operant assessment procedures have also led to new and innovative behavioral treatments for ADHD. The purpose of this presentation is to present recent functional analysis and concurrent operant assessment research related to the treatment of ADHD in the context of the past, the present, and our future.

JOHN A. NORTHUP (University of Iowa)
Dr. John A. Northup is currently an Associate Professor in School Psychology at the University of Iowa. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy-Krieger Institute, John Hopkins University School of Medicine and was previously an Associate Professor at Louisiana State University. His research interests are in the areas of the assessment and treatment of disruptive behavior disorders. He is currently conducting research on the development of functional analysis and assessment procedures for typically-developing children, the evaluation of medication (e.g., Ritalin) effects in the classroom, and drug-behavior interactions.



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