Bonus Episode 12 - Thompson Center for Autism Conference Special 2018

Our live recording wasn’t the only awesome thing happening at the Thompson Center for Autism’s 2018 Conference. We had the chance to chat with some of the other speakers about their research and favorite moments from the show. We also talked with a number of presenters at the student poster session. Plus, Rob finds a way to play video games. This episode is the next best thing to having been in St. Louis yourself. Thanks so much to all of the folks at the Thompson Center for their hard work and for letting us bother so many amazing individuals!

Conference Speakers:

Dr. Rebecca Landa

Dr. Sarah Lechago

Dr. Casey Clay

Dr. Jason Vladescu

D.r Adel Najdowski

Dr. Kristin Sohl

Posters Discussed:

Assessing and promoting independence in young adults with autism spectrum disorder presented by Ann Coleman, University of Missouri

Comparison of naturalistic and arranged SDs during schedule thinning following FCT presented by McKenzie Bacon, Missouri State University

Caregiver fading following functional communication training presented by John Augustine, Missouri State University

Using stereotypy as reinforcement for alternative behaviors: A replication and extension presented by Katherine Johnson, University of Missouri

Using behavioral skills training to shape job skills in adults with autism spectrum disorder presented by Valerie Smith, University of Rochester

Effects of procedural fidelity of photographic activity schedules on client performance presented by Ashley Stevens, University of Missouri

Bonus Episode 11 - BABAT Special 2018

When crisp fall air strikes, you know that the BABAT conference is about to get underway. This year, we celebrate New England’s coolest conference for behavior analysts by talking with some of the students featured at the evening poster session. Then, to honor the last BABAT held at scenic UMass Amherst, we gather some dear friends around two pounds of chicken wings to reminisce on some of our favorite memories.

Student Posters Discussed:

A Descriptive Assessment of Activity-Based Variation in Pre-School Children. NICOLE LENARES, Joseph Dracobly, Tayler Shea, Ashley Williams, Morgan Winship, and Sydney Spencer (Eastern Connecticut State University).

A Parametric Analysis of Inter-Trial Intervals on Establishing Functional Communication. KENDRA GUINNESS and Kevin Schlichenmeyer (The Autism Community Therapists).

Extending Functional Analysis Session Length to Yield Menainingful Outcomes. CURTIA HUMBERT, Matt Decho, Victoria Cimino, and David Kuhn (Milestones Behavioral Services).

Evaluation of Systematically Fading Protective Equipment to Decrease Problem Behavior and Increase Academic Skills. KRISTINA HARTY, Lauren Carter, and Silva Orchanian (Melmark New England).

Treatment of Stereotypy: Differential Reinforcement Schedules and Reinforcer Delivery Rate. FINLEY CRUGER, ANGELICA SEDANO, Eileen Roscoe, and Chelsea Hedquist (New England Center for Children).

Teaching Children to Implement Response Interruption Redirection to Reduce Siblings’ Stereotypy. KAITLYN MILES and Jacquelyn MacDonald (Regis College).

Teaching Abduction Prevention Skills to Children. TAYLOR JOHNS and Jacquelyn MacDonald (Regis College).

Assessment and Treatment of Trichotillomania: Are Competing Items Effective When Treating Multiply Controlled Behavior? KARA MACLEAN and G. Tracey Toran (New England Center for Children).