BAAM 1998 Convention Agenda

(Preliminary - Not fully edited or corrected)


Thursday, March 19, 1998

8:00 - 9:00 AM Corporate Education Center Lobby
Registration (Open all day)

9:00 - 9:50 AM Room C
Behavioral Systems Analysis: Linking Organizational Goals
and Performance Management Alyce Dickinson, Maria E. Malott, Daniel Sikora, & Wendy Jaehnig (Western Michigan University)

9:00 - 9:50 AM Room G
Common Errors and Confusions Within Behavior Analysis
Jack Michael (Western Michigan University)

10:00 - 11:50 AM Room C
Symposium: Improving the Perfornmance and Safety of Organizational Members and Consumers
Chair: John Austin*
Using a Function-Based Least-Intrusive Intervention to Improve Service Behaviors in a Restaurant Setting John Austin & Kimberly Warden*
Using Goals, Feedback, Reinforcement, and the Performance Matrix to Improve Customer Service in a Large Department Store Nelson R. Eikenhout & John Austin*
Prompting Patron Safety Belt Use at a Restaurant John Austin, Alicia Gonzales, & Ryan Olson*

*Affiliation Western Michigan University

10:00 - 10:50 AM Room G
Psychopharmacology and Developmental Disabilities: It's the Same Old Song
Alan Poling (Western Michigan University)

11:00 - 11:50 PM Room G
Contingency Management Treatment of Substance Abuse and Related Problems
John M. Roll (Wayne State University) & Stephen T. Higgins (University of Vermont)

Noon - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 - 2:50 AM Room C
Symposium: Theoretical and Teaching Issues in Organizational
Behavior Management Chair: John Austin*
An Objective Review of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management Articles: 1986-1997 Timothy Nolan, Kimberly Jarema, & John Austin*
A Behavioral Approach to Teaching Performance Management John Austin & Ryan Olson*
The Analysis of Behavioral Mechanisms in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. Matthew Normand, Barbara Bucklin & John Austin*

*Affiliation Western Michigan University

1:00 - 1:50 PM Room G
Big Kid Toileting Program: A Review of Popular Children's Literature Compared to Effective Scientific Literature, Program Analysis, and Results
Katherine Holverstott-Cockrell (AnnArbor Rehabilitation Centers, Inc) & Peter A. Holmes (Eastern Michigan University)
Providing Effective Behavioral Consultation in the Community
Kim Killu (University of Michigan-Dearborn) & Jeanie Zsambok (Ohio State University & Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy)

2:00 - 2:50 PM Room G
Sleep Like a Baby: White Noise to Assist Infant and Toddler Sleep
Margaret Borkowski, Kim Hunter, & Carl M. Johnson (Central Michigan University)

3:00 - 3:50 PM Room C
A Balanced Scorecard Approach to Performance Contracting for Service Outsourcing and Staff Performance Pay
Stephen Enge, Tina Mattson, Jim Kuk (Enge & Associates, Portage, MI)

3:00 - 3:50 PM Room G
A Culinary Solution for Severe Pica
Peter A. Holmes (Eastern Michigan University)
The Use of Noncontingent Escape to Reduce Problem Behaviors in Children with Speech Delays Carrie L. Coleman & Peter A. Holmes (Eastern Michigan University)

Friday, March 20, 1998

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Corporate Education Center Lobby
Registration (Open all day)

9:00 - 9:50 PM Room C
The Correlation Between Ongoing and Retrospective Methods for
Identifying Functional Events of Drug Use Matthew Cole & Marilyn K. Bonem (Eastern Michigan University)

9:00 - 9:50 AM Room D--SPECIAL INVITED ADDRESS*
Balancing Risk and the Right to Habilitation with the Right to
Choice: The Rights of People with Developmental Disabilities to Eat Too Many Doughnuts and Take Nap Diane Bannerman Juracek (Community Living Opportunities, Lawrence, Kansas/University of Kansas)

*This Event is Co-Sponsored by Washtenaw County CMH

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Room E
Behavior Analysis and Psycholingistics
Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

9:00 - 9:50 AM Room G
Old and New Procedures for Behavioral Intervention with Young Autistic Children
Jennifer L. Thomas & Dennis J. Delprato (Eastern Michigan University)

10:00 - 11:50 AM Room C
Symposium: Understanding and Modifying Risky Sexual Behavior: The Relevance of Behavior Analysis Theory and Research
Chair: R. Wayne Fuqua*
Understanding and Modifying Risky Sexual Behavior: The Relevance of Behavior Analysis Theory and Research R. Wayne Fuqua*
Evaluating the Sources, Types, and Effectiveness of Safe Sex Education Douglas W. Woods, Mary Short, & R. Wayne Fuqua*
Comparing the Effects of Video Modeling vs.Written Instructions on Condom Application Skills Ryan C. Outman, R. Wayne Fuqua, & Douglas W. Woods*
An Interactive Computer Program to Assess HIV Risk: The Impact of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior of College Students Amy J. Elliott, R. Wayne Fuqua, & Christine G. Zimmer*

*Affiliation Western Michigan University

10:00 - 11:50 AM Room D
Panel Discussion: The Implications of Managed Care, Person
Centered Planning, and Mental Health Code Revisions on Behavior Analysis in Michigan Panelists: Gerald R. Gaydos (Bay-Arenac Community Mental Health), Price Pullins (Department of Community Mental Health), David N. Breyer (Bay-Arenac Community Mental Health), & George Starrett (Kalamazoo Community Mental Health).

10:00 - 10:50 AM Room E
A Unified Approach to Behavior and the Development of Complex Behavior Mike Hixson (Western Michigan University)

10:00 - 10:50 AM Room G
Drinkwise: Healthy Choices for People Who Drink Teresa Herzog-Mourad & Donna Merrifield-Dotson (Drinkwise/University of Michigan Medical Center)

11:00 - 11:50 AM Room E
John B. Watson on Instinct and Unlearned Behavior
James T. Todd (Eastern Michigan University)

11:00 - 11:50 AM Room G
One Year Experiences and Outcomes of a Discrete Trial Treatment
Program: The Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism Patricia Meinhold (Summit Centre, Windsor, Ontario)

Noon - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 - 2:50 PM Room C
Symposium: Understanding and Treating Habit Disorders: Recent
Behavior Analysis Research Chair: R. Wayne Fuqua*
Evaluating the Social Acceptability of Persons with Habit Disorders: The Effects of Topography, Frequency and Sex Doug Woods, R. Wayne Fuqua, Ryan Outman, J. Bellen, & R. Davis *
Functional Analysis of Oral-Digital Habits Matthew Welch, Doug Woods, R. Wayne Fuqua, Adelene Siah, Laura Sauer, Tory Seif, & Ed Blackman*
The Effectiveness of Similar and Dissimilar Competing Responses in Treating Thumb Sucking and Nail Biting Doug Woods, Laura Sauer, R. Wayne Fuqua, Adelene Siah, Tory Seif, & L. J. Boyer*
The Assessment and Treatment of Self Injurious Face Picking and Thumb Sucking in a Normally Developing Five-Year- Old Child Doug Woods, R. Wayne Fuqua, Ellen Koch, & Amy Elliott *
Habit Reversal Interventions: Review, Analysis and Critique Ray Miltenberger (North Dakota State University) & R. Wayne Fuqua, Doug Woods*

*Affilation Western Michigan University

1:00 - 1:50 PM Room D
Three-Key Choice in Pigeons
Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

1:00 - 1:50 PM Room E
Alzheimer's Disease in the Older Adult with Downs Syndrome
David W. Hagedorn (Grand Rapids, MI)

1:00 - 1:50 PM Room G--SPECIAL INVITED ADDRESS*
Individualized Schedules: Making It Happen for Persons with
Developmental Disabilities Living Within the Community* Mike Strouse (Community Living Opportunities/University of Kansas)

*This Event is Co-Sponsored by Washtenaw County CMH

2:00 - 2:50 PM Room D
Acquisition with Delayed Reinforcement: An Examination of
Drug Effects Tom Byrne & Alan Poling (Western Michigan University)

2:00 - 2:50 PM Room E
The Service Intensity Rating (SIR) as a Measure of Service
Provided for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Ross D. Jarvis (Genesee County Community Mental Health)

2:00 - 2:50 PM Room G
A Light and Entertaining Look at the Effects of Group Home Staff
Turnover on Behavioral Intervention Effectiveness Walt Drawal & Eric Craig (Genesee County Community Mental Health)

3:00 - 3:50 PM Room C
Motivating Self and Others
J. Silva (University of Michigan)

3:00 - 3:50 PM Room D
Getting Into Graduate School: Hints and Advice
James T. Todd (Eastern Michigan University)

3:00 - 3:50 PM Room E
Brief Group Therapy for Mentally Retarded Adults Experiencing
Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, or Anger David W. Hagedorn (Grand Rapids, MI)

4:00-4:30 PM Auditorium II
Recognition of Peter Holmes' 10 Years of Service to BAAM (Eastern Michigan University) All BAAM members, current and former students, colleagues, and friends are encouraged to attend.

Posters and Cash Bar

4:30-6:00 PM Main Floor

Videotaping the Performance of Teaching Apprentices of an Introductory Class in Behavior Analysis to Improve the TA Manual as a Job Aid Julia Buchenau, Debbie Mulder-Kimble, Jody Otten, & Richard W. Malott*

Acute and Chronic Effects of LSD on Pigeons Performing Under a Progressive-Ratio Schedule Tom Byrne, Kimberly Jarema, Amy Bajema, Amy Jackson & Alan Poling*

Reporting of Medication Regimen in Applied Studies of Persons with Mental Retardation LeeAnn Christian, Cari L. Kerr, Glen Sutphin, & Alan Poling*

Continuous Quality Improvement of a Voluntary Honors Program Kelly Ann Hobbins, Janna Winner, Beth Trojan, & Richard W. Malott*

The Development and Implementation of an Objective Measurement System Cari L. Kerr & Susan Bagge*

The Effectiveness Of One-Session Exposure For Snake Phobia: A Case Study Ellen I. Koch & C. Richard Spates*

Self Development Interviews: A Method of Evaluating Interpersonal, Social, and Technical Skills Jessica Korneder & Richard W. Malott*

A Content Analysis of Writing Samples by Subjects Treated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Relationship to Standard Indices of Outcome Jennifer Lewis & C. Richard Spates*

Behavior Academic Career Counseling: A Behavior Systems Analysis Approach to Providing Academic Counseling for Undergraduate Students Summer Lucas, Patrick Thompson, Tonya Jones, Dan Sikora, & Richard W. Malott*

Using Behavioral Research Supervisory System to Manage Student Performance in Graduate School Brain Overmyer, Jeff Foxworth, & Richard W. Malott*

Stop Procrastination with Performance Management Andrea Polhamus, David Brzezicki, Joel Parish, & Richard W. Malott*

Using Behavioral Systems Analysis in the Continuous Improvement of a Psychology Course Don Rohn, Felicia Crawford, & Richard W. Malott*

Rat Chaining Through the Use of Operant Conditioning Michelle Symore, June Phillips-Nemeth, Wendy Jaehnig, & Richard W. Malott*

A Behavioral Systems Analysis Approach to an Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum Program in Professional Psychology Cristina Versavage, Jacalyn S. Smeltzer, Richard W. Malott, & James H. Kaye*

A Closer Examination Of The Treatment Of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Effect Sizes Across Treatments Stacey Waller, Jennifer Cullen, & C. Richard Spates*

*Affiliation Western Michigan University

 

 

WORKSHOPS

Workshop #1 Thursday 9:00 - 4:00 AM Auditorium II
Teaching Language to Children with Autism
Mark Sundberg, Ph.D. (Behavior Analysts, Inc. Danville, CA)
This workshop is designed for individuals who are interested in improving the communication skills of children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. The workshop will be of interest to persons who wish to become (or who are) behavior analysts, special education teachers, speech and language pathologists, child psychologists, and anyone else who desires training in research-tested methods of language teaching. Participants will learn how to assess a person's language abilities and how to design and implement an appropriate language intervention program across home, school, and community settings. A major emphasis will be placed on identifying methods to enhance and utilize motivational variables to teach language in both structured teaching sessions and in daily activities. Techniques for coordinating the ongoing decision making necessary for effective language intervention and methods of data collections and tracking will also be covered. Additional topics will include the use of picture boards and picture exchange for establishing verbal behavior of students who have weak language skills. Fee $ 65 (includes materials).

Workshop # 2 Thursday 9:00-12:00 PM Room E
Practical Procedures for Using Functional Analysis in Clinical Practice Marilyn K. Bonem, Ph.D. & D. J. Delprato, Ph.D. (Eastern Michigan University)
This workshop is designed for human service providers who have direct-care, supervisory, or administrative responsibilities that require action or expertise in clinical functional analysis. It is organized around a procedural approach. Emphasis is on improving participants' skills in the development, use, and consultation on functional analysis procedures that approximate ideal functional analysis as closely as possible. One tool for accomplishing this is our classification system of procedures, around which the workshop is organized. Procedures will be presented didactically and by modeling. Participants will be given the opportunity to rehearse skills via role playing, observational exercises, and simulation. We assume that participants have some experience in recording behavioral events. Fee $30 (includes materials)

Workshop #3 Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Room E
Authoring and Offering College Courses on the Internet Belinda D. Lazarus, Ph.D. (University of Michigan-Dearborn)
Numerous colleges are offering courses for college credit and graduate degrees via the Internet. Internet courses and degrees are extremely popular because of the convenience of taking classes without leaving home. While many college faculty express concerns about online degrees, the market demand alone will ensure the future of this medium of education. This workshop will show participants an online course, discuss essential elements of online courses, show participants how to use guided notes, conferencing, e-mail, and free software to teach and evaluate students in cyberspace. Participants will also learn: (a) how to efficiently evaluate hyperlinks for inclusion in courses; (b) ways to format course pages for easy use by students; (c) sites to download free (virus free) software; and (d) ways to provide immediate corrective and reinforcing feedback to students. Fee $15 (Includes materials).

Workshop #4 Friday 9:00 - 12:00 AM Auditorium II
Recent Developments In The Assessment Of
Child Sexual Abuse W. Joseph Wyatt, Ph.D. (Marshall University)
This workshop is designed for psychologists, social workers, law-enforcement officers, teachers, and other professionals who may be required to make a determination about child sexual abuse. Because the consequences of an inaccurate determination of child sexual abuse are so serious, it is imperative that such determinations are informed ones. This workshop is designed to assist professionals in making informed decisions. The workshop will: a) present the most recent data regarding the incidence of child sexual abuse and the frequency of true and false claims; b) give attendees a working knowledge of landmark cases of alleged sexual abuse; c) inform attendees of the most frequently held myths about the assessment of child sexual abuse; d) present the most recent research and its implications for a number of crucial issues in assessment of child sexual abuse including problems inherent in the pursuit of a single theory, the influences of repeated interview questions on later child testimony, the uses and limitations of anatomically detailed dolls, and cautions against stereotype induction; e) teach attendees the elements of an effective assessment for child sexual abuse including productive and non-productive approaches to talking with the child who may have been sexually abused; and f) teach attendees to critique a child sexual abuse assessment for its strengths and weaknesses. Fee $ 30 (includes materials).

Workshop #5 Friday 1:00 - 4:00 PM Auditorium II
How to Do Discrete-Trial Programming for
Young Children with Autism: A Problem Solving Approach to Procedures and Curriculum
Patricia C. Meinhold, Ph.D.
(Summit Centre, Windsor, Ontario)
With the publication of Behavioral Interventions for Young Children with Autism (Maurice, Green, & Luce, 1996), parents, professionals, and others attempting to develop discrete trial programming for a child with autism gained a much-needed resource. Still, detailed instructions about conducting such treatment, and particularly how to solve the many small difficulties that can threaten treatment progress are not available. This workshop will review some of the common issues, errors, and concerns associated with discrete-trial programming. We will begin with an introduction to the basics of the discrete trial approach and the principles of curriculum development and selection. Then, we will review common programming errors taken from the author's own experience. A variety of solutions that have shown reasonable success rates will be used to illustrate the basic components of treatment as well as the problem-solving solutions offered. Fee $30 (Includes materials)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Chair: Marilyn Bonem (Eastern Michigan University)
Comparing The Effects of Functional and Arbitrary Noncontingent Reinforcement : Implications for the Role of Establishing Operations in the Reduction of Behavior Amy Cordaro & Marilyn Bonem (Eastern Michigan University)
Title To Be Announced Imogene Standke & Marilyn Bonem (Eastern Michigan University)

10 - 10:50 a.m. Room E
Drinkwise: Brief Interventions for Alcohol Problems Teresa Herzog-Mourad (Drinkwise/University of Michigan Health System

11 - 11:50 a.m. Room E
Conducting Court Evaluations with the Developmentally Disabled Walter R. Drwal (Capella University)

12 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch - On your own

1 - 2: 50 p. m. Room D
Symposium: Issues in Training Parents
Chair: Melissa Trent
Discussant: Ruth Anan (Beaumont Hospital, Detroit, MI)
Parent Training: Treatment Acceptability, Satisfaction, and Adherence
Jamie Gaal, Tina Wheeler & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Training Parents to be Co-Therapists of Their Autistic Children Carla & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Help Your (Autistic) Child Sleep: Defining the Problem and Choosing the Best Intervention Kim Renner & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Parent Training for a 7-Year-Old Child with Severe Cerebral Palsy Tina Wheeler (Eastern Michigan University) and Terry Bradford (Behavior Therapy Services)

1 - 1:50 p. m. Room E
Invited Address: False Remembering from a Behavioral Perspective Jack Michael (Western Michigan University)

2 - 3:50 p. m. Room E
Applied Animal Behavior: A Case Study from Clinical Practice James F. Lessenberry (Animal Behavior Institute, Royal Oak, MI)

3 - 3:50 p. m. Room D
Behavioral Techniques in the Treatment of Selective Mutism: A Case Study Ruth Anan (Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI)


Friday March 16, 2001

8 - 9 a.m.
Registration Corporate Education Center Lobby (Open all day)

9 - 9:50 a.m. Auditorium II
Special Meeting: Practicum Fair and Coffee Hour - Hosted by EMU Clinical Behavioral Program Faculty

9 - 9:50 a.m. Room A
A Behavioral Systems Analysis of Textbook Quality Improvement Beth Trojan Suarez (Western Michigan University)

9 - 9:50 a.m. Room D
Meeting: Michigan FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment Nicole Putzke, President, Caroline Ethington, Secretary, Jamie Gaal, Board Member.

9 - 9:50 a.m. Room E
Autism Special Interest Group: Organizational Meeting Krista M. Kennedy (Behavioral Building Blocks, PC) & Amy Jenkins (Eastern Michigan University)

10 - 10:50 a.m. Auditorium II
Keynote Address II: Disseminating Applied Behavior Analysis for Young Children with Autism: Recognizing Red Flags and Preventing Organized Efforts to Discredit
Stephen C. Luce (Executive Director, Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, University of Chicago)

11 -11:50 a.m. Auditorium II
Invited Address: Contingency Adduction: Some Practical Implications Paul Andronis (Northern Michigan University)

11 - 11:50 a.m. Room A
Response-Card Instruction and Student Learning in a College Classroom James E. Carr (Western Michigan University)

11 - 11:50 a.m. Room D
School-Wide Support : Addressing Academic and Behavioral Needs Through a Systems Approach. Steven Goodman (Ottawa Area Intermediate School District), Elizabeth Schaughency (Grand Valley State University), Amy Matthews (Grand Valley State University), & Ruth Ervin (Western Michigan University)

11 - 11:50 a.m. Room E
Symposium: Behavior Analysis as a World View I
Chair: Holly Harrison (Western Michigan University)
Autism Carmen Jonaitis (Croyden Avenue School, Kalamazoo, Michigan), Sebastien Bosch, Rachel Terpsma (Western Michigan University), Jami L. Young, Karol Peterson (Croyden Avenue School), & Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)
College Teaching: The Behavior Analysis Training System Daniel Knittel, Holly Harrison, Jason T. Otto, Sebastien Bosch, & Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan U.) Safety Jason T. Otto & Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

12 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch - On your own.

1 - 1:50 p.m. Room A
The Reductive Effects of Noncontingent Reinforcement: Fixed- vs. Variable-Time Schedules James E. Carr (Western Michigan University)

1 - 1:50 p. m. Room D
Paper session: Anxiety: Divergent Topographies, Convergent Functions
Chair: Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Diabetes: Hypoglycemia Fear Carrie Willson & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Hypoglycemia: Discrimination Training in Self-Regulation of Blood Glucose Levels Sarah Younglove & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Case Study: Successful Treatment of Uncontrollable Laughter As An Anxiety Response Heather Thomson, Rosalyn Barclay, & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Case Study: Anxiety Treatment In An Asthma Patient Sarah Younglove & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)

1 - 1:50 p. m. Room E
Behavior Management with Traumatic Brain Injury in Community Residential Rehabilitation: A "Level-Point System" Stanley Szczotka (Rainbow Rehabilitation Center/Oakland University)

1 - 1:50 p. m. Room E
Invited Address: Some Thoughts on the Relation Between Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Neuroscience Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

2 - 2:50 p. m. Room A
Invited Panel Discussion: Learned Establishing Operations, Pro and Con.
Chair: Jack Michael (Western Michigan University)
Discussant: James Todd
Panelists: Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) & Jack Michael

2 - 2:50 p. m. Room D
Paper Session: Headache: Tailoring Self-Management Approaches
Multiple-Baseline Across Behaviors: Successful Reduction Of Migraine By Behavioral Self-Management
Abigail Bamford & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
A Critical Review of Adherence Issues in Behavioral Self-Management Of Chronic Medical Conditions
Janet Pietrowski & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Treatment Approaches For Pain Anxiety: A Review Of The Literature Abigail Bamford & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Early Or Late? Effects Of Systematic Desensitization On Pain Anxious Migraineurs Scott Smith & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Pain Anxiety: Implications Of Theoretical Issues For Tailoring Interventions Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)

3 - 3:50 Room A
Using "Smart Concepts" to Establish Discriminative Stimulus Control Kevin Munson (Knowledge Mechanics, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

3 - 3:50 p.m. Room D
Symposium: Behavior Analysis as a World View II
Chair: Holly Harrison (Western Michigan University)
Morality Moira McGlynn, Jason T. Otto, & Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)
Sexuality Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

3 - 3:50 p.m. Room E
Special Session: How to Get Into Graduate School James T. Todd (Eastern Michigan University)


Posters 4 - 6 p.m. Friday Atrium

Minimal Contact Behavioral Intervention for Smoking Cessation at a University Sorority Amanda Luciow & Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)

Assessment of the Effect of Signage on Public Perception of Environmental Enrichment Michelle Kennedy (Eastern Michigan University)

Neuropsychometric Screening for Complications to Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Trauma Related Dissociative Disorders Paul C. Smith (Forest View Psychiatric Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI)

Change in Heart Rate as a Classically Conditioned Response to an Olfactory Cue in Dogs Sue Kapla & Paul Andronis (Northern Michigan University)

Using "Intraverbals" to Assess Learning: An Introduction to the Word Associate Test
Daniel J. Moran (Valparaiso University) & William S. Verplanck (University of Tennessee - Knoxville)

A Behavioral Systems Approach to the Revision Process of a Chapter on Moral and Legal Control in a College Textbook Moira Patrice McGlynn, Elizabeth Trojan Suarez, Richard W. Malott, Jason Otto (Western Michigan University)

Free-Operant Stimulus Equivalence in a Card-Sorting Task, II Margaret Jajich, Heidi Kroupa, William Priniski, & Paul Thomas Andronis (Northern Michigan University)

Data Evaluation System: Psychology 360, Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis. Zuie Zuie NG (Western Michigan University)

The Discriminative Stimulus Effects Of Naltrexone In Acutely Morphine Dependent Rats: Establishing Stimulus Control of Behavior By Taste Aversion Learning Matthew L. Cole & Alice M. Young (Wayne State University)

The Use of Discrete Trial Training in Teaching Relaxation to an Individual with Autism Jamie E. Gaal (Eastern Michigan University)

Insight as a Predictor of Outcome in Behavioral Group Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Joseph Himle, Amy Janeck, Daniel Fischer, Michelle Van Etten Lee (University Of Michigan)

Group Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Tics As a Predictor of Response Daniel Fischer, Joseph A. Himle, Michelle Van Etten Lee, Amy Janeck & Gregory Hanna, (University Of Michigan Medical Center)

Comparing Social Phobia Subtypes in a Clinical Sample Michelle Van Etten Lee, Joseph A. Himle, Ph.D., Daniel Fischer, Amy Janeck,, George Curtis (University Of Michigan Medical Center)

The Effects of Changing Criterion and Positive Reinforcements During Toilet Training of a Preschool Child with Multiple Impairments Jennifer Werner (Oakland University)

A Viennese Model for the Promotion of Autistic Children, Youngsters And Adults E. Muchitsch, J. Hirschmann J. (Autismus, Vienna, Austria), Schauenstein S. (Eggersdorf bei Graz, Austria)

Music Concept Learning in Rats Douglas A. Johnson (Central Michigan University)

Training a Parent to Eliminate the Obsessive Attachment to an Eating Utensil by a Young Child Melissa D. Trent (Behavioral Building Blocks, PC) & Krista M. Kennedy (Behavioral Building Blocks, PC)

Western Michigan University Group Poster Session: The Behavior Analysis Training System, The Application of Behavior Systems Analysis to Teaching Behavior Analysis

Chair: Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)

The Behavioral Research Supervisory System: Help Graduate Students Avoid Procrastination Amy E. Hund, Ted Jay, & Michelle Seymour

Self-Management Versus Procrastination: The Battle Of The Century

Erin Van De Hey, Rachel Skinner, Holly Harrison

Advanced Behavior Analysis: A Supplement to an Undergraduate Course in the Principles of Behavior Heather Slager, Katie Kruse, & Rachel Terpsma.

The Behavior Analysis Training System Holly Harrison, Jason Otto, & Richard W. Malott

Behavioral Academic and Career Counseling: Using Performance Management to Help College Students Achieve Their Goals Jean Clore, Justin Teague, David Bradshaw, & Julie Tatar

Working with Developmentally Disabled Students, a Behavioral Approach Jennifer Groom

Teaching College Students Behavior Analysis: The Behavioral Systems Analysis Project Karly N. Walkenhorst, Becky Kehe, & Andrew Maus

The Teaching System Of Behavior Analysis At Western Michigan University Kip Denhartigh, Yukiko Washio, & Clare M. Mathes

The Behavior Analysis Training System and the Elementary Principles of Behavior Websites at WMU Koji Takeshima, Amanda Edmiston, & Ed Blackman Jr.

A Description of a Treatment Package For An Emotionally Impaired Adolescent Tawnya Fraizer & James H. Kaye, Ph.D. (Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency)

Training Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologists at Western Michigan University Tracy Nitz, Tiffani Williams, & Tawnya Fraizer


Workshops

Auditorium I: Thursday 10 - 12 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.

Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial Training, and Autism (Cost $35)

Presenters: Sebastien Bosch, Anne Cummings, Ivy Chong, & Caio Miguel (Western Michigan University)

This workshop will focus on the principles of applied behavior analysis, especially as they pertain to language training. Participants will gain an understanding of applied behavior analysis and how it is used with children diagnosed with autism. Participants will learn the basics of discrete trial training, particularly with basic verbal operants. This will be accomplished through lecture, video training, written exercises, role-playing and direct feedback. This workshop is aimed at parents, caregivers and professionals working with children diagnosed with autism. It serves as an introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis, discrete trial training and the Verbal Behavior therapy. The content of the workshop will be as follows : (1) Basic behavioral principles and techniques - (e.g., reinforcement, discrimination, prompting, fading, etc.) (2) Discrete trial training : what it is and how to do it.; (3) Fundamental Verbal Operants (e.g., mands, tacts, echoics, intraverbals ) and other issues related to language training; (4) The basics of curriculum design.

1 - 4 p.m. Room A

MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT©: Individual and group performance at school and at work; Individual and group performance in sports. J. Silva (Maximum Performance Management, Inc./Rosenbaum and Associates/University of Michigan)

To succeed is to savor rewards. Success (and/or happiness) is not an individual experience. It is a social experience; it is the outcome of teamwork. The one who takes all the credit and keeps all the rewards will benefit little and savor nothing. When you play for the "team," or the "family," or the "school" your rewards multiply. When you work or play for yourself the game will end prematurely. As individuals, and as groups, we need more than technical knowledge, academic skills, experience and physical performance to succeed. We require continuous learning, rehearsing, applying and later replicating our successes by teaching others those skills that improve our mental and physical performances. Furthermore, this process must include full cycle rehearsals (FCRs), changing criteria practices, implementation, celebration, and replication through teaching. This workshop will review the relationships among individuals, families, professional, school, work, recreation or professional sports. Whether you help children or adults, or you are interested in helping yourself, you will have a chance to learn factors that are essential to living. You will also understand how noncontingent rewards promote idiosyncratic living and self-destructive behaviors. Materials provided.

Auditorium II: Friday 1 - 4 p.m.

Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (Cost $30)

Presenters: Gina E. Truesdell-Todd (Behavioral Building Blocks, PC/University of Kansas) & Krista M. Kennedy (Behavioral Building Blocks, PC)

This workshop provides an overview of behaviorally based effective toilet-training programs for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Aimed at parents as well as professions who must deal with children that have not responded successfully to traditional methods of toilet training, or show inappropriate elimination patterns. Participants will learn how to measure, implement, and assess the effectiveness of basic behavioral methods for reducing toileting problems. Participants need no prior knowledge or formal training in applied behavior analysis. The presenters will discuss representative cases and their outcomes, and can give advice to participants about approaches to their own cases. Materials provided.