Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan Conference Agenda

Papers | Workshops | Posters

Thursday, March 18, 2004
8 - 9 a.m.  Reception Area (2nd Floor)  Registration  (Open all day)
Note:  Continental Breakfast will be available in the Ballroom from 8-9 a.m.  (Free for Conference Registrants.)

9 - 9:50 a.m.   Ballroom
Keynote Address:  What Descriptive Approaches to Behavioral Assessment Don't Tell Us About Behavioral Function
Brian A. Iwata, Ph.D. (Research Foundation Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Florida, Director of the Florida Center on Self-Injury, and Co-Director of the University of Florida Autism Program)
10 - 10:20 p.m.  Tower Room (2nd Floor)
The Hands On Parent Education (HOPE) Center for Families of Preschool Children With Autism
   Jamie McGillivary and Ruth Anan (William Beaumont Hospital Center for Human Development)
10 - 11:20 a.m.   Alumni Room (2nd Floor)
Symposium: Behavioral Perspectives on Child Development  

Chair: Michael Hixson (Central Michigan University)
Discussant: Carl Merle Johnson (Central Michigan University)
A Baconian/Machian Perspective on Child Development Research Michael Hixson (Central Michigan University)
Infant Cognition:  Teachable Skills Subject to Behavior Analysis Carl Merle Johnson (Central Michigan University)
Enhancing Intelligence in the Youngest Children:  Research-Based Examples   Sharon Bradley-Johnson (Central Michigan University)
10 - 10:50 a.m.   Main Lounge (1st Floor)
Improving Kindergarteners' Selections of Healthy Snacks: Correspondence Training, Nutrition Training, and Generalized Effects
  Pamela G. Osnes (The Ohio State University) and Robin C. Redd (Families First, Tampa, FL)
10 - 10:50 a.m.  Guild Hall (2nd Floor)
Computer Science and Behavior Analysis
   William McMillan (Eastern Michigan University)
10:30 - 11:50 p.m.   Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Symposium: Behavioral Psychology Partnership With Medical Care:  Treatments For Preexisting, Concurrent, and Emerging Behavior Problems

Chair: Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Discussant: Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Life Stressors, Family Cohesion, and Adolescent Coping and Adaptability to Diabetes   Elizabeth Kuhl and Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
Exposure Therapy for Blood-Injury-Injection Phobia   Mary Gillis and Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
What Computerized EMA Procedures Reveal About Mechanisms of Change in Written Disclosure of Two Bone Marrow Transplant Participants   Teresa J. Lynch and Flora Hoodin (Eastern Michigan University)
11  - 11:50 a.m. Main Lounge (1st Floor)
Update: Second Author Added
SIG Open Meeting:  Foster Care Research in Higher Education
   John Palladino (Eastern Michigan University) and Jean Haar (Minnesota State University at Mankato)
11 - 11:50 a.m.   Guild Hall (2nd Floor)
Conditioned Perceptual Responses:  A Behavioral Approach to Imagery
   Jack Michael (Western Michigan University)
11:30 - 11:50 a.m.   Alumni Room (2nd Floor)
Secretin as a Treatment for Autism:  A Review of the Evidence
   Barbara E. Esch and James E. Carr (Western Michigan University)
Noon - 1:30 p.m.:  Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30 - 1:50 p.m.   Tower Room (2nd Floor)
A Token Economy in a Non-Restrictive Community Service Setting
   Gordon Henry (Indiana University Southeast)
2 - 3:20 p.m.    Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Symposium:  School-based Behavior Analysis Clinical Services

Chair:  Stephanie M. Peterson (Ohio State University)
Creating School-based Clinics to Bridge the Research-to-Practice Gap  Jamie M. Hughes, Stephanie M. Peterson and Nancy Neef (Ohio State University)
School and Home Intervention for Problem Behavior:  A Case Study   Renee K. van Norman  (Ohio State University), Ron DeMuesy (FCESC), and Stephanie M. Peterson (Ohio State University)
The Effects of Academic Interventions on On-task Behaviors of a Student Diagnosed with an Emotional Behavior Disorder  Lindsay Nist (Ohio State University)
Comparison of the Effects of Two Variations of Repeated Reading Lessons Andrew Orlins (Ohio State University)
Effects of Modeling versus Instructions on Schedule Sensitivity  Nancy Neef, Julie Markel, Summer J. Ferreri, Sunhwa Jung, Lindsay Nist (Ohio State University) and Nancy Armstrong  (Columbus Public Schools)
On the use of Leisure Items as Controls during Functional Analyses  Brandon McCord (Ohio State University)

3: 30 - 4:20 p.m.   Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Massage:  Dessert For the Sensory Diet
Lautermilch (Mobile Massage and More L.L.C.)
Friday, March 19, 2004
8 - 9 a.m.  Reception Area (2nd Floor)
Registration (Open all day)

Note:  Continental breakfast will be served in the Ballroom from 8-9 a.m.  This is included in the price of the conference.

9 - 9:50 a.m.  Alumni Room (2nd Floor)
Organizational Behavior Management and Industrial-Organizational Psychology:  An Objective Comparison 
  Alyce M. Dickinson (Western Michigan University)
9 - 9:50 a.m.   Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Did B.F. Skinner Invent the Cumulative Recorder?  An Examination of Some Pre-Skinnerian Cumulative Records and Cumulative Recording Systems
   James T. Todd (Eastern Michigan University)
10 - 10:50   Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Four Early Studies That Shaped Applied Behavior Analysis
   Jack Michael (Western Michigan University)
10 - 11:20 a.m.   Alumni Room (2nd Floor)
Symposium - The ABCs of ACT:  An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Primer

Chair/Discussant:  Elizabeth M. Nelson (Eastern Michigan University)
A Brief Introduction to the Science and Practice of ACT   Minden B. Shadle and Michelle R. Byrd (Eastern Michigan University)
Understanding ACT Within a Behavioral Framework   Elizabeth M. Nelson and Michelle R. Byrd (Eastern Michigan University)
Applying ACT to a Substance Using Population   Michelle R. Byrd, Minden B. Shadle, Lisa M. Manthey, and Laurie A. Weatherup (Eastern Michigan University)
Future Directions:  Where Do We Go From Here?   Lisa M. Manthey, Minden B. Shadle, Kathleen Harcleroad, and Michelle R. Byrd (Eastern Michigan University) 
11 - 11:50 a.m.   Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Memorable Quotes and Passages From the Work of B.F. Skinner
   Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
11:30 - 11:50 p.m.   Alumni Room (2nd Floor)
Educating Youth in Foster Care With Behavior Disabilities:  Is Systematic Collaboration a Reality?
   John M. Palladino (Eastern Michigan University) and Jean Haar (Minnesota State University at Mankato)
Noon - 1:30 p.m.:  Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30 - 2:20 p.m.   Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Frequently Recommended Analyses of Single-Participant Designs:  Fatal Flaws
   Bradley E. Huitema (Western Michigan University)
1:30 - 2:50 p.m.   Guild Hall (2nd Floor)
Practicum Fair

Coordinator:  Michelle Byrd (Eastern Michigan University)
1:30 - 2:50 p.m.   Alumni Room (2nd Floor)
Panel Discussion - The Domains of Behavior Analysis: Experimental, Applied, and Service Delivery 
  Jay Moore (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Richard Malott (Western Michigan University), and Jack Michael (Western Michigan University)
3 - 3:20 p.m.   Guild Hall (2nd Floor)
The Behavioral Research Supervisory System:  Helping Graduate and Undergraduate Students Prevent Procrastination
   Christen Rae, Amy Rosenberg, Beth Wolf, Kendra Priest, and Kirrily Kennedy (Western Michigan University)
3 - 3:50 p.m.   Alumni Room (2nd Floor)
Fostering Behavioral Momentum in the Home:  Parents as Behavioral Change Agents and the Implications for Families of Children With Autism
   Jill Hollway, Ralph Gardner III, and Terri Hessler (The Ohio State University)
3:30 - 3:50 p.m.   Guild Hall (2nd Floor)
Driving Under the Influence of Safety Belts
   Sara Langford, Ashwini Bapat, Michelle Wilson, Renee Rocca, and Carl Merle Johnson (Central Michigan University)
3:00 - 3:50 p.m.   Tower Room (2nd Floor)
Getting Into Graduate School:  Hints and Advice
   Ellen I. Koch and Christie Hosek (Eastern Michigan University)

4:00-6:00 p.m.  Ballroom
NOTE:  Appetizers will be served during the Poster Session
Acute Stress in Pediatric Intensive Care:  The Role of Behavioral Science   Lisa M. Manthey (Eastern Michigan University) and Michelle R. Byrd (Eastern
Michigan University)
Advanced Autism Practicum   Casey N. Ludwick (Western Michigan University), Koji Takeshima (Western Michigan University), and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)
Advanced Behavior Analysis:  A Supplement to an Undergraduate Course in the Principles of Behavior   Emily Helt (Western Michigan University), Amie Heagle (Western Michigan University), Stephanie Soloko (Western Michigan University), and Richard Malott (Western Michigan University)
BACC:  Using Performance Management to Increase Participation in Academic and Career Counseling   Alison Betz (Western Michigan University), Jenny Skundrich (Western Michigan University), Mark Sigler (Western Michigan University), and Richard Malott (Western Michigan University)
Behavior Analysis Training System Website   Maria Baerkircher (Western Michigan University) and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)
Behavior Intervention Plans for Students with Emotional Impairments   Karen Carney (Eastern Michigan University)
The Behavioral Systems Analysis Project   Nic Weatherly (Western Michigan University), Tiffany Williams (Western Michigan University), Kristen Struss (Western Michigan University), Casey Burge (Western Michigan University), and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)
Campus Inclusion of Young Adults With Developmental Disabilities:  A Cross-Discipline Model
   Donna M. Heine (Eastern Michigan University) and Christine M. Gray (Washtenaw Intermediate School District)
A Comparative Analysis of Instructor Self-Evaluations and Student Surveys Assessing Instructor Interpersonal Effectiveness on Student Motivation and Success   Donn E. Montgomery (Kalamazoo Valley Community College) and Jessica Koning (Kalamazoo Valley Community College)
Computer Based Programmed Instruction in Western Michigan
   Eduardo Osorio (Western Michigan University), Morgan Reynolds (Western Michigan University), and Annie Chaffee (Western Michigan University)

Creation and Organization of Graduate Student Materials Into a CD Manual   Beth Wolf (Western Michigan University), Christen Rae (Western Michigan University), Amy Rosenberg (Western Michigan University), Kendra Priest (Western Michigan University), and Kirrily Kennedy (Western Michigan University)
Does Increasing the Force Requirement for Lever Pressing Decrease Motivation?   Sarah E. Hartley (Central Michigan University), Wendy V. Ripley (Central Michigan University), Tamara G. Coon (Central Michigan University), and Mark P. Reilly (Central Michigan University)
The Effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation on a High Stress Individual   Matthew Carroll (Central Michigan University) and Cheyenne Luzynski (Central Michigan University)

New! An Effect of the Loss of Tangible Reinforcers: An Experiment on Avoidance-of-Loss Contingency Masayuki Shiraishi (Western Michigan University, Okayama University)
Effects of Using Guided Notes Versus PowerPoint Slides During Lectures on College Students' Quiz Performance    Nancy Neef (The Ohio State University), Brandon McCord (The Ohio State University), Amanda Yurick (The Ohio State University), Summer Ferreri (The Ohio State University), and Corrine Murphy (The Ohio State University)
Establishing Automatic Self-Thought Fluency Standards   Jean Clore (Western Michigan University), Scott Gaynor (Western Michigan University), Amanda Harris (Western Michigan University), Morgan Reynolds (Western Michigan University), and Rebecca Arvans (Western Michigan University)
Examining Requests for Academic Accommodations in a College Counseling Center   Kathleen A. Harcleroad (Eastern Michigan University) and Michelle R. Byrd (Eastern Michigan University)
Increasing the Completion and Accuracy of Independent Seatwork with Structured Worksheets and Indiscriminable Contingencies   Natalie J. Allen (The Ohio State University), Summer J. Ferreri (The Ohio State University), Michelle A. Anderson (The Ohio State University), Charles L. Wood, and Shobana Musti-Rao (The Ohio State University), Theresa L. Hessler (The Ohio State University), and William L. Heward (The Ohio State University)
Increasing the Effectiveness of Training for a Graduate Leadership Position Within the Behavioral Research Supervisory System   Kendra Priest (Western Michigan University), Christen Rae (Western Michigan University), Beth Wolf (Western Michigan University), Amy Rosenberg (Western Michigan University), and Kirrily Kennedy (Western Michigan University)
Individual Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment with Conjoint Parent Sessions:  A Pilot Study with Children Displaying Depressive Symptoms   Dikla Eckshtain (Western Michigan University) and Scott Gaynor (Western Michigan University)
Investigation of a Values-Based Behavioral Activation Therapy for Depressed Adolescents:  An Open Clinical Trial   Amanda Harris (Western Michigan University) and Scott Gaynor (Western Michigan University)
On the Functional Independence of Novel Mands and Tacts of Preschool Children   Anna Ingeborg Petursdottir (Western Michigan University), Jack Michael (Western Michigan University), James E. Carr (Western Michigan University), and Veronica Hill (Western Michigan University)
Organization of Undergraduate Psychology Honors Instructional Design Materials   Amy Rosenberg (Western Michigan University), Christen Rae (Western Michigan University), Beth Wolf (Western Michigan University), Kirrily Kennedy (Western Michigan University), and Kendra Priest (Western Michigan University)
Procrastination Habits of Students at Western Michigan University   Rhiannon Fante (Western Michigan University), Holly Bihler (Western Michigan University), Katie Kennedy (Western Michigan University), and Richard Malott (Western Michigan University)
The Professional Psychology Practicum System:  Training Graduate Students to Obtain Their Temporary Limited Licenses  Megan Coatley (Western Michigan University), Tracy Brandenburg (Western Michigan University), Carrie Gasparovic (Western Michigan University), Valerie Kaye (Western Michigan University), and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)
Reducing Procrastination and Inefficiency of Graduate Students Developing and Submitting IRB Materials   Kirrily L. Kennedy (Western Michigan University), Christen Rae (Western Michigan University), Kendra Priest (Western Michigan University), Amy Rosenberg (Western Michigan University), and Beth Wolf (Western Michigan University)
Reducing Stereotypy of Children With Autism Using "Reinforcer Displacement"
   Tina M. Sidener (Western Michigan University) and James E. Carr (Western Michigan University)
Resistance to the Disruptive Effects of Satiation and Extinction:  Does the Stimulus Control Preparation Matter?
   Scott Gaynor (Western Michigan University), Sean Laraway (Western Michigan University), Susan Snycerski (Western Michigan University), Alan Poling (Western Michigan University), and James Anderson (Western Michigan University)
A Single-Subject Examination of Self-Management   Holly Harrison (Western Michigan University) and Richard Malott (Western Michigan University)
Website Design:  The Behavior Systems Analysis Project   Casey L. Burge (Western Michigan University), Nic Weatherly (Western Michigan University), and Richard W. Malott (Western Michigan University)


Workshop #3  Thursday 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.  Guild Hall
Assessment and Treatment of Severe Problem Behavior
Brian A. Iwata, Ph.D. (University of Florida)
            The functional analysis approach to assessment and treatment has been regarded as one of the most significant advances in behavior analysis in the past 20 years.  Procedures derived from this method are considered the standard in the field in both research and clinical practice and have been mandated by federal law (IDEA).  This workshop will describe the underlying assumptions of functional analysis methodology, summarize the most commonly used assessment procedures, and present an intervention model based on assessment results.  A series of case studies will be used to illustrate the way in which assessment outcomes influence treatment selection.  Emphasis will be placed on the translation of research findings into application, with ample use of case studies. 
Cost:  $40 per person
Workshop #4  Friday  9 - 11:50 a.m.  Guild Hall
Skill Development in Selected Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques:  Self and Client Applications   John L. McManus, Ph.D. (Eastern Michigan University)
            This workshop focuses on training in cognitive-behavioral techniques in relaxation and mental imagery (visualization and cognitive restructuring).  First, there will be a brief presentation of case-study illustrations, along with participant initial practice in applications.  Then, through a structured series of guided exercises, participants will learn how to apply these skills in real or simulated problematic situations and how to continuously fine-tune their skill levels.  As participants gain a better understanding of the specific practical aspects of these skills in relation to personal application, they will be in a much better position to utilize them for client improvement in their own cognitive-behavioral intervention practices.  The pedagogical style of the workshop will involve brief lecture, discussion, and participant involvement in practical skill development exercises.  This workshop is appropriate to all academic levels. Workshop goals: 1) To increase participant knowledge and understanding of the cognitive-behavioral techniques of relaxation and mental imagery; 2) To develop and fine tune personal application of the cognitive-behavioral skills of relaxation and mental imagery in relation to real or simulated problematic situations, and; 3) To enable participants to readily and facilely teach these skills to others for behavioral improvements and problem resolutions.  Bring paper and pens.  Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a floor pad and blanket that fully covers your body. 
Cost:  $25 per person
Workshop #5   Friday  9 - 3:50 p.m. Main Lounge (1.0 hour break for lunch
Teaching Children with Language Delays   John W. Esch (Esch Behavior Consultants, Inc.) and Barbara Esch (Esch Behavior Consultants)
            This workshop introduces participants to a behavioral approach to teaching communication skills to children with language delays.  Many children diagnosed with autism or other developmental disabilities require intensive teaching in order to learn.  Our goal is to help children acquire the critical skills necessary to learn without 1:1 instruction and to use language effectively, fluently, and accurately whether they are vocal or non-vocal at present.  This workshop will provide instruction, materials, video models, and guided practice.  The workshop presents information and practice in: 1. The differences between a traditional and ABA verbal behavior approach to teaching language; 2. How to assess which skills should be taught; 3. How to select first targets to teach; 4. How to determine what mode of communication to develop first; 5. How to teach effectively (errorless learning) so language skills are acquired, maintained, and generalized; 6. How to capture motivational variables to enhance skill acquisition.  This workshop is designed for parents, teachers, teaching assistants, speech/language pathologists, in-home trainers, as well as other family members and professionals who interact with children with language delays.  It is limited to 40 participants to allow guided practice of teaching skills. 
Cost: $70 per person

Workshop #1    Thursday  1:30 - 4:20 p.m.  Alumni Room Canceled
Personal and Executive Coaching:  An Introductory Training for the Behavioral Psychologist 
  Gary Carone, M.S., L.L.P, C.S.W. (PsychSystems, P.C.), Alison Donigan, M.S., L.L.P. (PsychSystems, P.C.), and Dana Toth M.S., L.L.P. (PsychSystems, P.C)
This workshop will teach participants to begin the process of providing Personal or Executive Coaching services.  Personal and Executive coaches provide guidance and structure to people who do not have a psychological or behavioral problem, but do want to expand their life, advance in their career, or otherwise move forward in their lives.  Workshop participants will learn about assessment, modes of coaching, basic competencies of the successful coach (especially suited for the behaviorally trained psychologist) and basic marketing ideas.
Cost:  $25 per person
Workshop #2    Thursday  1:30 - 4:20 p.m.  Main Lounge
Life 9091 - Performance Oriented Focus  

J. Silva, Ph.D., Director of Counseling and Ombudsman (Ave Maria University and Ave Maria College)
         9091 is an eight-session curriculum for professional, clinical, life, and sports coaching. Some of its eight exercises are currently in use by 500 + individuals in Michigan, Florida, and Brazil. This "train-the-trainer, counsel-the-counselor" program teaches stress prevention, tuning up performance, assessing and managing energy, assessing one's cognitive baseline, developing a reconstructive cognitive plan, and balancing life's four pillars: (1) community, (2) physical health, (3) cognitive health, and (4) the bigger picture (faith, spirituality). Quantitative energy and time assessments, powerpoint presentations on the "road to paradise" and soccer/life skills will be introduced. Individuals interested in becoming trainers can attend follow up sessions in Ypsilanti, MI and Naples. FL. For more information
Cost:  $35 per person