Episode 71 - (ETHICS) Cultural Competence w/ Dr. Solandy Forte

This week we’re joined by special guest, Dr. Solandy Forte, of Milestones Behavioral Services, to help us to gain a better understanding of the issue of cultural competence. It’s a very client-centered episode which lays out the positives and pitfalls that improved cultural understanding can bring.

Articles discussed this episode:

Fong, E.H., Catagnus, R.M., Brodhead, M.T., Quigley, S., & Field, S. (2016). Developing the cultural awareness skills of behavior analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 84-94. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0111-6

Fong, E.H. & Tanaka, S. (2013). Multicultural alliance of behavior analysis standards for cultural competence in behavior analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 8, 17-19. doi: 10.1037/h0100970

Young-Pelton, C.A. & Dotson, T.D. (2017). Ethical issues in rural programs for behavior analysis for students with disabilities. Rural Special Education Quarterly, 36, 38-48. doi: 10.1177/8756870517703407

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BABAT Special 2017

The BABAT conference in Massachusetts is all done, but that doesn't mean the fun is over.  Stay with us a while as we discuss our favorite talks, reflect on the highs of the conference, and bother a bunch of students until they agree to talk about their research on our show.  Remember, we made this episode instead of getting a good night's sleep in our discount hotel beds.

Posters discussed this episode:

A Methodology for Testing Whether Tokens function as Reinforcers.  Meacha Coon and Jason Bourret (The New England Center for Children).

Teaching an Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Use an Activity Schedule During Vocational Beekeeping.  Jessica Sances, Jessica Day-Watkins, and James Connell (Drexel University).

Evaluating Procedural Parameters of Successive Matching-to-Sample for the Establishment of Equivalence Classes.  Tim Howland, Karina Zhelezoglo, Areli Perez Sotelo, and Caio Miguel (California State University, Sacramento).

Teaching Symbolic Play to Young Children with Autism.  Laura Wilhelm and Bill Ahearn (The New England Center for Children).

Effects of Category and Choice on Preference.  Jessica Gutfleish, Diannelys Rojas, and Allen Karsina (The New England Center for Children).

Positive Parent Contact to Enhance Family-School Communication: Does This Improve Classroom Behavior? Sarah Fefer, Ashley Thoma, and Marina Donnelly (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).