Where is NECC Presenting?

Frequently, NECC staff members present their research to educators, parents, psychologists, and others interested in the field of autism and related disorders. Speaking at regional, national, and international conferences, NECC's staff shares our latest applied research findings based on our work with children with autism. Not only does this allow us to share valuable information with other professionals in our field, but it also serves to fortify NECC's standing as one of the world's leading centers for research on autism.

Upcoming Presentations

8th Annual West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Disorders, Buellton, CA

Ahearn, W.H. (April 2015). Best teaching practices in autism treatment: The importance of analysis back in applied behavior analysis. Presentation to be given at the 8th Annual West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Disorders, Buellton, CA.

Cambridge Health Alliance and Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Graff, R. B. (April 2015).  Incorporating applied behavior analysis into pediatric medicine: Treating autism spectrum disorders and common childhood behavior problems.  Invited address to be presented at Grand Rounds for the Department of Pediatrics, Cambridge Health Alliance and Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA.

Seven Hills Continuing Professional Education Series, Worcester, MA

Graff, R. B. (April, 2015).  Preference assessments and reinforcer arrangements for individuals with special needs.  Invited address to be presented at the Seven Hills Continuing Professional Education Series, Worcester, MA.

 

ABAI's 41st Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). PDS EVENT: Navigating the licensure process: A discussion of behavior analyst licensure laws. Panel discussion to be participated in at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). Considerations for treatment of repetitive behavior. Symposium to be discussed at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Ahearn, W.H., Gilman, A., Lindsey, M., & Quiroz, L. (May 2015). Comparison of discontinuous time sampling methods in residential services for students with autism. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Benhart, K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). The effects of delayed reinforcement of alternative behavior on inappropriate food consumption. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Bonfonte, S., Roberts, K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). A comparison of indirect and direct assessment data. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). PDS EVENT: Quantitative analyses in applied settings: Whether, why, and how. Panel discussion to be participated in at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Bressler, A., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). An evaluation of the effects of consequences in a latency-based functional analysis. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Carey, M.K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). Assessment of the reinforcing efficacy of tokens during skill acquisition.  Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). Investigating stochastic transitivity in paired-stimulus preference assessment data. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Cicolello, M., Farber, R.S., Dube, W.V., & Dickson, C.A. (May 2015). Decreasing overselective stimulus control through differential observing response training. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Cividini-Motta, C., Scharrer, N., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). A systematic comparison of commonly used echoic teaching procedures. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Cohen, S., Deltour, C., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). Functional analysis of problem behavior occurring during transitions from activity to activity. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

DeLisle, D., & Thomason-Sassi, J.L. (May 2015). Use of multiple schedules and reinforcement thinning in the treatment of perseverative speech. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Dickson, C.A. (May 2015). Recent innovations in procedures for teaching children with autism. Symposium to be chaired at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Dickson, C.A., & Stropnik, M.M. (May 2015). Pragmatic values in autism education. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Farber, R.S., Dube, W.V., Chiaccio, R.P., & Dickson, C.A. (May 2015). Teaching compound matching with a sorting-to-matching procedure. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Fleck, C.R., Bourret, J.C., Gates, C., Seaver, J., & MacManus, C. (May 2015). The differential effects of Abilify on escape and automatically maintained problem behavior. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Goldberg, N., Roscoe, E.M., Stuesser, H., & Kelly, M. (May 2015). Assessment of the preference and reinforcing efficacy of attention relative to edible and leisure items Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Kidder, A., & Sassi, J.L. (March 2015). Establishing response diversity in leisure and daily routines in individuals with autism. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Kwok, A., Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). A comparison of response rate and preference hierarchy. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2015). Catchin' 'em early: Outcomes for toddlers with autism. Invited presentation to given at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2015). Recent innovations in procedures for teaching children with autism. Symposium to be discussed at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

MacManus, C., Ahearn, W.H., & Heaney, S. (May 2015). A methodology for conducting functional analyses to confirm hypothesized tangible function of food stealing. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Marra, J.P., Roscoe, E.M., & Fredericks, D.W. (May 2015). Negative reinforcer value manipulations without extinction for treating escape-maintained problem behavior. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

McConnell, K. (May 2015). Supporting successful medical and dental visits: Behavioral building blocks, guidance, and case reports. Workshop to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Mead, S.C., Iwata, B.A., Roscoe, E.M., & Schlichenmeyer, K.J. (May 2015). Evaluation of a screening procedure for the assessment of aggression. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Niemand, L.A., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2015). Teaching cooking skills using matrix training and video prompting. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Quiroz, L., Toran, T., & Walter, K.M. (May 2015). Comparing two prompt types for individualized skill acquisition. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Rannazzisi, A., Parry-Cruwys, D., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). Teaching children with autism to initiate joint attention using social reinforcers. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Roberts, K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2015). Methods used to evaluate the role of peer attention in maintaining problem behavior. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Roscoe, E.M. (May 2015). Empirically identifying consequences for clinical application. Symposium to be chaired at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Serret, F.N., Moore, K.M., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). Treatment of anxiety and severe problem behavior in an individual with autism. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Strully, V. (May 2015). Lessons learned while growing a developmental disabilities organization. Panel discussion to be participated in at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Sveinbjornsdottir, B., & Dickson, C.A. (May 2015). Pausing and preference in transitions between relatively rich and lean reinforcement contexts. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Weiss, J.S., McKay, J., Dickson, C.A., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2015). A comparison of prompting hierarchies in the acquisition of play skills. Paper to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Wiggins, H., Roscoe, E.M., Kelly, M., & Heiberger, M. (May 2015). A component analysis of a combined contingency functional analysis of self-injurious behavior. Poster to be presented at the 41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

For more information on any of our conference presentations, please feel free to contact us via e-mail.

Association for Behavior Analysis International

Several NECC staff will be presenting posters, papers, and a workshop at this conference in San Antonio, TX, in May.

       

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Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies

Bill Ahearn will be presenting a talk on the importance of the analysis in ABA at this conference in Buellton, CA, in April.

        

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