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Behavioral Treatment of Autistic Children: Ivar Lovaas (1988) In Historical Perspective

The heart of this continuing education (CE/CEU) module is the film "Behavioral Treatment of Autistic Children: Ivar Lovaas," produced by Ed Anderson (and sold separately through the CCBS Store). This 1988 film is put into historical perspective by a couple of "bookend" papers: Gina Green (2002) traces the lineage of behavior-based approaches to autism treatment, including how Lovaas fits in; and Steve Luce (2006) discusses what has changed in our diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders, and how our treatment methodologies have evolved as various studies have examined the factors that were responsible for the successful outcomes in the Lovaas (1987) study. The five segments of this module are:

1. A brief video segment plus a short reading assignment

2. A paper by Gina Green on the beginnings of ABA for autism treatment;

3. A video segment on the behavioral approach and early work at UCLA;

4. A video segment on Lovaas' early and later work with autistic children, and followup several years later; and

5. A new paper by Steve Luce on what we can learn from studies designed to replicate the Lovaas (1987) study, and evolution of our methodology since that time.

3.5 BACB Level 2 CEUs can be earned by completing this module.

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Dr Raymond Romanczyk: Influencing Behavior Analysis (2010)

 

In cooperation with Karen R. Wagner, PhD and Behavior Services of Brevard, we offer the following CEU opportunity from The (R)Evolution of Behavior Analysis project:

 

Dr Raymond Romanczyk: Influencing Behavior Analysis.

 

Dr Raymond Romanczyk is everywhere. From positions of influence in the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts, to the American Psychological Association, to the Association for Behavior Analysis International, to Health systems in the state of New York, Dr Romanczyk is an agent of change. Learn how his acceptance in the psychology department at SUNY during a critical period of change shaped his future professional directions, and allowed him the opportunity to further his interests in evidence-based practices as Rutgers went through a similar metamorphosis. Hear how his work with children, particularly those on the autism spectrum, have made him a contributor to the science of behavior through many outlets. See how he has used his experience in Basic Research, Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, and other disciplines in order to affect change in local, regional and national systems. Find out why attending conferences is so important to your continued evolution and development as an agent of change. See how involvement in the organizations and processes that affect your ability to practice may involve work and dedication, but are surprisingly easy to infiltrate. See how attending some early-morning conference meetings may have a profound impact on your ability to contribute in meaningful ways. Get practical tips from an expert regarding involvement within the field, and discover how influencing larger systems in which we practice may be more challenging initially, but can pay off in big ways. This video gives valuable basic information on how to increase your professional involvement in the field of behavior analysis, not only for altruistic reasons, but to benefit your career, practice and opportunities in the behavior analytic community. If you have ever wondered how certification tests are created, or how you could become more involved in the processes of policy and practice, this CEU session is for you!

1 Level II CEU is available for completing this module. Please click on purchase above to the left and follow the directions.  



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9 segments
Dr Robert Horner - Bringing Behavior Analysis to School Systems (2010)

 

In cooperation with Karen R. Wagner, PhD and Behavior Services of Brevard, we offer the following CEU opportunity from The (R)Evolution of Behavior Analysis project:

 

Dr Robert Horner - Bringing Behavior Analysis to School Systems (2010).

 

Dr Robert Horner is probably best known for his extensive work in Positive Behavior Supports and his numerous publications about PBS, both alone, and with Dr George Sugai. He has been a contributor or editor to many journals and books, and he is as well known, if not better known, in the field of education as he is in behavior analysis. But the bona fides of Dr Horner, in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, are deeply entrenched. An exceptionally popular Functional Analysis text, frequently referred to as the O Neill book, was co-authored by Dr Horner, among others. The Functional Analysis of Problem Behavior is still widely used today, almost 20 years after its original publication. Notice that my copy is rather dog-eared. Did you know Dr Horner once worked as a house parent in a residential facility that used the Achievement Place model? Or that a graduate school opportunity that unexpectedly fell through led to an even greater opportunity? How did he start his early career so focused on meaningful lifestyles for adults with cognitive disabilities, and find himself the guru of behavior systems for predominantly General Education schools? Who significantly influenced his drive to replicate successful programs on a large scale? Learn how his quest to bring behavior analysis to a badly broken education system in mainstream America may have given pause to some behavior analysts, but the success of Positive Behavior Supports may have helped give our science a far larger arena in which to work.

2 Level II CEUS are available for completing this module. Please click on purchase above to the left and follow the directions.



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Introduction to Behavioral Economics Donald A. Hantula, Ph.D. (2007)

The second release in our Continuing Education (CE/CEU) program, this talk was originally filmed on May 29, 2007 in San Diego on the last day of the ABAI convention.

The Cambridge Center is fortunate in having more than one leader in behavioral economics among its Trustees: Steve Hursh and Donald Hantula. Several years ago, Dr. Hursh addressed the annual CCBS Trustees meeting, and presented "Behavioral Economics and the Future of Behavior Analysis." We later posted the Powerpoint slides from that presentation here on behavior.org as a resource, and they consistently rank high in popularity year after year. Many of us first heard the term "behavioral economics" by reading Hursh's papers in JEAB.

In 2004, the Cambridge Center and Temple University jointly hosted "What Works in Behavioral Economics – Practical and Policy Issues" Don Hantula was the conference organizer and a presenter, as were Steve Hursh, George Ainslie, Mark Dixon, and many others, talking about how a behavioral economist looks at problems like consumer behavior, gambling, and drug abuse.

At our Annual Meeting in 2006, Don agreed to make this presentation before our cameras in San Diego. You'll find his presentation informative, to the point, and well-explained for the behavior analyst. Hantula talked about the origins of behavioral economics and the distinctions between that viewpoint and traditional economics. He discussed the economics of behavioral situations, and explained the differences between open and closed economies. Next, he talked about models of choice in behavioral vs. traditional economics, and related it to work by Herrnstein and many others on the Matching Law. Finally, he discussed delayed discounting and hyperbolic curves, and why that explained some things that otherwise wouldn't make sense.

When asked how behavioral economics was relevant to the ABA practitioner, Don answered "Are your reinforcers not reinforcing? Are you seeing problem behaviors going on in your classrooms that you can’t figure out how to address? Are you seeing people making choices that you cannot understand? Behavioral economics will provide a way to make sense of this, and also provide a way to analyze a situation and develop new and innovative interventions to change the behaviors of interest and improve the lives of the people with whom you are working.”

Study questions and transcripts are contained in a downloadable study guide. Short quizzes are included after each of the segments.

2 BACB Level 2 CEUs can be earned by completing this module.

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