Presentations Given in the Past Year

ONTABA 2014 Annual Conference

Ahearn, W.H. (December 2014). Best teaching practices: Best practices in autism treatment: The importance of the analysis in applied behavior analysis. Invited talk given at the 2014 annual conference of The Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, Inc., Toronto, Ontario.

Ahearn, W.H. (December 2014). Some musings on automatic reinforcement: Central concept, controversial status. Invited talk given at the 2014 annual conference of The Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, Inc., Toronto, Ontario.

International Conference for Autism, Anadolu University, Turkey

Baruni, R., Leif, E., O'Donnell, M., & Berkman, S. (November 2014). Trial-based functional analysis of flopping in a school setting. Poster presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

Kopazc, K., Blaisdell, S., & Leif, E. (November 2014). An analysis of the role of self-monitoring in a behavioral intervention. Poster presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

Morrison, E., & Bird, Z. (November 2014). Choice training: A treatment for flopping. Poster presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

Rubenstein, J., Raffanello, B., & Gould, D.D. (November 2014). The acquisition of prerequisite skills to increase food consumption. Poster presented at the International Conference for Autism, hosted by the Research Institute for the Handicapped Anadolu University, Turkey.

Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis, St. Louis, MO

Ahearn, W.H. (November 2014). Response blocking for stereotypy: A comprehensive review of procedural variations. Presentation given at the Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis 2014 Convention, St. Louis, MO.

 

American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Orlando, FL

Bellone, B. O'C. (November 2014). Verbal behavior in the natural environment: A program for training teachers. Oral session presented at the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

MacManus, C. (November 2014). Training support staff in the use of aided-language stimulation. Poster presented at the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Wilmington, NC

Dickson, C.C. (October 2014). Development, design, and evaluation of a web-based solution for autism education: The Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia®. Invited address presented at the annual conference of the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Wilmington, NC.

Pagano, J., & Dickson, C.A. (October 2014). Resurgence following multiple- and single-mand training. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Wilmington, NC.

Autism New Jersey, Atlantic City, NJ

McConnell, K., & Cary, M. (October 2014). Supporting successful medical and dental visits: Behavioral building blocks, guidance, and case reports. Workshop presented at 32nd Annual Conference of Autism New Jersey, Atlantic City, NJ.

Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium, Toronto, Canada

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Stereotypy: There are no easy answers. Talk presented at the Geneva Centre for Autism International Symposium, Toronto, Canada.

Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Licensure for behavior analysts in Massachusetts. Panel discussion chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Incorporating experimental treatment analyses within functional behavioral assessments. Symposium discussed at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Implications of the Massachusetts licensing law on practice. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Identifying critical skills and developing effective interventions for them. Symposium chaired and discussed at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Arnold, K., Beh, S.L., Parry-Cruwys, D., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Effects of Early Intensive Behavior Intervention on joint attention in toddlers with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Barber, M., Carey, M.K., & Parry-Cruwys, D. (October 2014). A comparison of treatments for challenging behavior in an individual with Rett Syndrome. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bitzer, C., Adams, M., Lesperance, K., & Weiss, J.S. (October 2014). Comparison of graduated guidance to least to most prompting with total task chain to teach a play skill. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Begley, L., Karsina, A.J., Coughlin, M., Scalzo, J., & Ryan, S. (October 2014). Enhanced written instructions as a staff training and remediation tool for match-to-sample programs. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Benhart, K.A., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). The effects of delayed reinforcement of alternative behavior on inappropriate food consumption. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Bharucha, D. Livingston, C., & Bancroft, S. (October 2014). Teaching signs to build a complex communication repertoire and tolerance responses to reduce self-injury and aggression. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Breton, K., Linnehan, H., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). Evaluation of social consequences as reinforcers for individuals diagnosed with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). Do preference assessment outcomes respect transitivity relations? Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Cividini-Motta, C., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). A systematic comparison of commonly used echoic teaching procedures. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

DeLisle, D., & Thomason-Sassi, J.L. (October 2014). Use of multiple schedules with reinforcement thinning to treat perseverative behavior. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dickson, C.A. (October 2014). Practical advances in functional communication training. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dickson, C.A., Cassanelli, C., & Steimer, J.C. (October 2014). A comparison of strategies for presenting transitions to less-preferred activities to special education students. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Dino, E., Donnelly, M.G., & Karsten, A.M. (October 2014). Effects of procedural integrity errors on acquisition of self-care skills. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Fleck, C.R., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). Treating meal refusal related to competing protective equipment. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Gates, C.A., Seaver, J.P., Slavik, K., Upshaw, S., & Keeler, J. (October 2014). Treatment of problem behavior using functional communication training and denial/ delay tolerance training with extinction. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Gilman, A.H., Lindsey, M., Quiroz, L., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Comparison of discontinuous time sampling methods across various behaviors in children with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Goldberg, N., Gosselin, Q., Lawton, C., & Ryan, S. (October 2014). Synthesized functional analysis and treatment of precursor behavior. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Goldberg, N., Roscoe, E.M., Kelly, M., & Stuesser, H. (October 2014). Combined- category preference assessments: Do edible and leisure items displace attention?  Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Using synthesized contingency analyses to develop meaningful solutions for severe problem behavior. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Treating severe problem behavior using synthesized analyses and treatments. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Recent research on preference and reinforcement. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Grimmnick, A., DiLeso, C., Bharucha, D., & Northrop, E. (October 2014). Teaching and reinforcing mands on a variable schedule to decrease food-stealing behavior. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Hedquist, C., & Castile, A. (October 2014). Functional assessment of precursor behavior by combining establishing operations. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Holohan, B., Walker, C., Parry-Cruwys, D., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Play engagement skills in 1-year-old, 2 year-old and 3-year old children with autism before and after Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kidder, A., & Thomason-Sassi, J.L. (October 2014). On establishing response diversity in leisure and daily routines in an individual with autism. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Kwok, A., Castile, A.J., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). A comparison of response rate and preference hierarchy. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

La O, G., Pastor, A., Marzano, S., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). Towards an ecological evaluation of procedural integrity errors. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Livingston, C.E., Clark, M., Ward, S., Seyfarth, K., & Graff, R.B. (October 2014). Categories of preference and their reinforcing efficacy. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Lucibello, B., Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., & Klein, M.F. (October 2014). A comparison of methods to assess preference for work activities with individuals diagnosed with autism and intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

MacDonald, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Teaching observational learning to children with autism. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Recent developments in teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Symposium presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

McGlone, O., DeStefano, N., Dennison, S., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). Effects of programmed errors on skill acquisition during match to sample teaching procedures. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Morison, J., MacManus, C., Bancroft, S., & Sheridan, D. (October 2014). Conducting synthesized contingency analyses: Lessons from moving too quickly through treatment components. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Nartker, C., Giles, E., Parry-Cruwys, P, & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Effects of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention on cognitive performance in toddlers with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Nartker, C., Morrison, H., Marchetti, K., Kidder, A., & Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (October 2014). Safe and effective assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior maintained by access to tangibles. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Niemand, L.A., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (October 2014). Teaching cooking skills using matrix training and video prompting. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Northrop, E., Brown, K., Bancroft, S., Gallagher, K., & Marquis, P. (October 2014). Synthesized analysis and treatment of multiply-controlled problem behavior. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Pagano, J., & Dickson, C.A. (October 2014). Does teaching multiple mands during FCT influence resurgence of a target response? Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Palmeri, A., & Ryan, S. (October 2014). Treatment of disruptive behavior maintained by access to manipulating items in the environment. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Parry-Cruwys, D.  MacDonald, R.P.F., Dupere, S., & Ahearn, W.H. (October 2014). Evaluating predictors of outcome for children with autism receiving early intensive behavioral intervention. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Rousseau, K., Poyer, J., Bancroft, S., & Bharucha, D. (October 2014). How Skylar got his job back: Implementation and maintenance of DRO procedure for vocal stereotypy. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Seaver, J.P., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). Manipulation of reinforcement schedules, discriminative stimuli, and motivating operations in producing mands in multioperant environments. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Stine, J., Cividini-Motta, C., & Kelly, M.A. (October 2014). Assessment and treatment of severe aggression: Application of Hanley's synthesized protocol. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Straub, S., Linden-Darrow, T., Den Hartog, J., & Karsina, A.J. (October 2014). The effects of verbal praise as a reinforcer for simple tasks. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Sveinbjornsdottir, B. (October 2014). Making the world a little less annoying though antecedent manipulation. Symposium chaired at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Upshaw, S.L., Roberts, K.M., & Bourret, J.C. (October 2014). The role of peer attention on problem behavior for individuals with autism. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Wiggins, H.C., Roscoe, E.M., & Kelly, M.A. (October 2014). A component analysis of a combined contingency functional analysis of self-injurious behavior. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Bonita Springs, FL

Ahearn, W.H. (September 2014). Best practices in Applied Behavior Analysis. Invited address presented at the annual conference of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Bonita Springs, FL.

Ahearn, W.H. (September 2014). Assessment and treatment of pica and rumination. Symposium discussed at the annual conference of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, Bonita Springs, FL.

2014 National Autism Conference, University Park, PA

Ahearn, W.H. (August 2014). Feeding problems in children with autism and developmental disabilities: From useful assessment to effective treatment. Workshop presented at the 2014 National Autism Conference, University Park, PA.

Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL

Ahearn, W.H. (May 2014). Best practices in autism treatment. Invited talk presented at 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Assenzio, B., & Roscoe, E.M. (May 2014). Evaluation of an abbreviated functional analysis and treatment assessment. Paper presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Cividini-Motta, C., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2014). A systematic comparison of commonly used echoic teaching procedures. Paper presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Davis, C.R., Errera, N., & Roscoe, E.M. (May 2014).  A comparison of two NCR without extinction procedures for escape-maintained problem behavior. Paper presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Donnelly, M., & Karsten, A. (May 2014). Strategies for resolving barriers to toilet training: A review. Poster presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Fleck, C., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2014). Increasing the reinforcing efficacy of edibles and removing competing protective equipment in treating meal refusal. Poster presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Graff, R.B. (May 2014). Extending preference assessment methodology and applications. Symposium discussed at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Hedquist, C., Roscoe, E.M., & Verriden, A. (May 2014). An evaluation of differential reinforcement procedures for treating automatically reinforced problem behavior. Paper presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Lucibello, B., Potter, J.N., Hanley, G.P., & Klein, M.F. (May 2014). A comparison of methods to assess preference for work activities with adolescents diagnosed with an intellectual disability. Paper presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Kidder, A., & Sassi, J. (May 2014). On establishing within-session response diversity in an autistic population and promoting generalization to daily routines. Poster presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

MacDonald, J., McConnell, K.L., Mansfield, R., & Dickson, C.A. (May 2014). Building general repertoires for children with autism: Instruction that adds value. Workshop presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2014). Challenges to establishing joint attention and social referencing repertoires in children with autism. Symposium chaired at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2014). Addressing gaze behavior in toddlers with autism. Symposium discussed at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Roberts, K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2014). Methods for descriptive analysis data collection. Paper presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Roscoe, E.M. (May 2014). Refining function-based interventions for practical implementation. Symposium chaired at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Schlichenmeyer, K.J., Rooker, G., Roscoe, E.M., Keeler, J.M., & Dube, W.V. (May 2014). Identifying potential positive reinforcement contingencies during the functional analysis escape condition. Paper presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Seaver, J.L. (May 2014). Sources of control exerted over response-class hierarchies and verbal behavior. Symposium chaired at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Seaver, J.P., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2014). Manipulation of reinforcement schedules, discriminative stimuli, & motivating operations in producing mands in a multioperant environment. Paper presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Upshaw, S., Bourret, J.C., & Roberts, K. (May 2014). The role of peer attention on problem behavior for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Paper presented at the 40th annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Division of Behaviour Analysis, Athlone, Ireland

MacDonald, R.P.F., Dickson, C.A., & Weiss, J.S. (April 2014). The NECC Core Skills Assessment Tool: Outcome measures. Talk presented at the 8th annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Athlone, Ireland.

Smyth, M., McCambridge, Z., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (April 2014). Using video modeling to increase procedural integrity in a home-based program. Poster presented at the 8th annual conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Athlone, Ireland.

Council for Exceptional Children, Philadelphia, PA

Mansfield, R., & Dickson, C.A. (April 2014). Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention: Building critical foundational skills with a structured curriculum. Poster presented at the annual convention & expo of the Council for Exceptional Children, Philadelphia, PA.

McConnell, K.L., Sassi, J.L., Cheney, W., Kidder, A., Carr, L.P., & Stepanik, N. (April 2014). Assessment and treatment of problem behavior maintained by escape from dental procedures. Poster presented at the annual convention & expo of the Council for Exceptional Children, Philadelphia, PA. 

Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2014). Combating myths about behavior analysis. Panelist in discussion presented at the 4th annual convention of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2014). Repetitive and ritualistic behaviors: Evaluating treatment with multiple schedules and assessing indices of anxiety. Symposium discussed at the 4th annual convention of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Benhart, K., Seaver, J.P., & Bourret, J.C. (March 2014). A comparison of reinforcer identification methods. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Bourret, J.C. (March 2014). Token economies: Factors affecting their use with individuals with autism and how to train staff to implement them. Symposium discussed at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Carey, M.K., & Bourret, J.C. (March 2014). Effects of data sampling on graphical depictions of learning. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Castile, A., Carey, M.K., & Bourret, J.C. (March 2014). An empirical investigation of time-savings during data sampling procedures. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Cividini-Motta, C., Sharrer, N., & Ahearn, W.H. (March 2014). A systematic comparison of commonly used echoic teaching procedures. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Dickson, C.A. (March 2014). Teaching foundational social skills to children with autism: Verbal behavior and observational learning. Symposium chaired at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Graff, R.B. (March 2014). Restraint and seclusion: Political, practical, and ethical considerations. Panel discussion chaired at the 4th annual convention of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Graff, R.B. (March 2014). Changes in the clinical diagnosis and management of concussions: Implications for applied behavior analysis. Tutorial  presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Graff, R.B., Knapp, V.M., & Matthews, K. (March 2014). Addressing client and staff safety in school and clinical settings: Practical and regulatory issues. Workshop presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Jackson, J., Glodowski, K., & Bourret, J.C. (March 2014). Response patterns during token schedules of reinforcement with adolescents diagnosed with autism. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Kane, L., Seaver, J.P., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2014). Increasing target mands in a multioperant environment. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

MacDonald, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (March 2014). Teaching observational learning to children with autism. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

MacDonald, R.P.F. (March 2014). Teaching children with autism: Assessing effects of EIBI and evaluating elements of discrete-trial teaching. Symposium chaired at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

McConnell, K.L., Sassi, J.L., Cheney, W.R., & Kidder, A. (March 2014). Assessment and treatment of problem behavior maintained by escape from dental procedures. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Parry-Cruwys, D., MacDonald, R.P.F., & Ahearn, W.H. (March 2014). Assessing change in performance following EIBI for children with autism under 3. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

Walter, K., & Bourret, J.C (March 2014). Functional analysis: Using manding to inform assessment. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, New Orleans, LA.

British Columbia Association for Behavior Analysis

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2014). Best teaching practices in applied behavior analysis. Keynote address presented at the annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behavior Analysis, British Columbia.

Ahearn, W.H. (March 2014). Feeding problems in children with autism and developmental disabilities: From useful assessment to effective treatment. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the British Columbia Association for Behavior Analysis, British Columbia.

International DADD Conference, Clearwater, FL

Dickson, C.A. (January 2014). Building a solid foundation: Optimal goal selection for learners with autism. Poster presented at the International DADD Conference, Clearwater, FL.

McConnell, K.L., Sassi, J.L., Cheney, W., Kidder, A., Carr, L.P., & Stepanik, N. (January 2014). Assessment and treatment of problem behavior maintained by escape from dental procedures. Poster presented at the International DADD Conference, Clearwater, FL.

Autism Spectrum Disorder across the Life Span: Evidence-Based Clinical Update from Neurobiology to Therapeutics, The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA

Ahearn, W.H. (January 2014). What is ABA: What is it, does it work, & who provides it? Talk presented at Autism Spectrum Disorder across the Life Span: Evidence-Based Clinical Update from Neurobiology to Therapeutics, The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA.

Ahearn, W.H. (January 2014). Panelist on round table discussion at Autism Spectrum Disorder across the Life Span: Evidence-Based Clinical Update from Neurobiology to Therapeutics, The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA.