The 2nd Annual Conference will be held at the Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis, MS! Look for more information in the upcoming months!
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Workshops
#1 8:30am - 12:30pm
Organization Behavior Management: Using Performance Diagnostics to Improve Staff Performance.
Presented by Elizabeth Sellinger, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Director of the Institute of Professional Practice Learning Academy.
BCBA CEUs: 4
Participants will be able to define OBM/Performance Management and Performance Diagnostics and describe the levels of analysis applied to organizations; identify strategies for implementing more positive consequences and improving the quality of behavioral feedforward and feedback; and be familiar with a case example utilizing performance management procedures within an educational setting.
#2 1:30pm- 5:30pm
A Behavioral Approach to Language Assessment for Children with Autism
Presented by: Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Sundberg and Associates
BCBA CEUs: 4
This workshop will describe the application of Skinner’s (1957) analysis of verbal behavior to language assessment for children with special needs. Participants will learn how to use The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (The VB-MAPP) as a way to identify a child’s existing language and social skills. In addition, participants will learn how to use the VB-MAPP Barriers Assessment as a way to identify potential language, learning, or social barriers that may be impeding a child’s skill acquisition. Participants will then learn how to use the results of a child’s VB-MAPP assessments to identify intervention priorities and establish IEP goals.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Keynote: Dr. Mark Sundberg
Invited Speakers: Dr. Amanda Kelly (Behavior Babe), Julie Riley, Elizabeth Sellinger
*More information on Friday's agenda will be posted as soon as available**
Hollywood Casino - Bay St. Louis, MS
A block of rooms has been secured from Wednesday, February 28th - Friday, March 2nd.
Room Rates for Wednesday and Thursday night are $79 (+9% tax; no resort fee). For Friday night, the rate is $99 (+9% tax; no resort fee).
A limited number of rooms is available at this rate, so please book early! The deadline for securing these rates is January 30, 2018!
To get the reserved rooms, please call 1-866-758-2591
Use Room Rate Code: BAA0301
Call for Proposals - NOW OPEN AND EXTENDED!!!!
Submission Due Date EXTENDED: January 26, 2018
Symposia are a series of three 20–minute presentations, organized by a chairperson who moderates the 80-minute session, focused on either empirical research or conceptual, philosophical, historical, or methodological issues. A discussant highlights and integrates the contributions of various speakers in the symposium and moderates questions from the audience. Chairpersons are encouraged to use symposia as an opportunity to integrate related work by: 1) bringing speakers of different affiliations together rather than showcasing the work of a single group and 2) incorporating different kinds of talks (e.g., historical, conceptual and research-based) on the same topic into one symposium. Papers from submissions that are not accepted may be considered for a poster session.
Panel discussions consist of 3 to 5 speakers selected for some shared
interest or expertise in an area. Panelists respond to one or more
questions or issues, with time allotted for interaction among the
speakers and with the audience. A panel discussion is organized by a
chairperson who serves as the session’s moderator.
Single paper submissions are also encouraged. The 20-minute
presentations may be focused on either empirical research or conceptual,
philosophical, historical, or methodological issues. Accepted papers
will be organized into symposia by the conference committee.
Posters usually report empirical research and will be organized into one
session, during which attendees will be invited to review the research
presented and discuss findings with poster presenters. Presenters must
be at their poster during their assigned time of the poster session and
may choose to provide handouts.