VIRTUAL Long Island Behavior Analysis Conference 2020
Virtual LIBAC 2020
December 4, 2020
8:30AM - 5:00PM
The ELIJA Foundation is an approved provider of BACB Type II CE credits. BACB® Provider OP-07-0143
7.5 BACB CE's Available
REGISTERED ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE THE CONFERENCE LINK December 2nd and 3rd
*****IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE PLEASE CONTACT
Call or Text Deb @ 516-216-2989*****
Invited Keynote Speaker:
Janet Twyman, PhD
Title: "Digital Tools to Support Learning in School or at Home" 1 BACB CE
Throughout her career a preschool and elementary teacher, school principal and administrator, university professor, instructional designer, and educational consultant, Dr. Twyman has been a proponent of effective learning technologies that produce individual and system change. A sought after speaker nationally and internationally, Dr. Twyman has presented on leveraging new technologies for diverse learners and settings at the United Nations. She has served on the boards of numerous organizations including the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (chairing the Education Group) and PEER International (assisting township schools in Port Elizabeth, South Africa). In 2007-08 she served as President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and in 2014 was named an ABAI Fellow. Formerly she served as the Vice President of Instructional Development, Research & Implementation at Headsprout and the Director of Innovation & Technology for the U.S. Dept. of Education funded Center on Innovations in Learning. Dr. Twyman is the founder and Chief Learning Scientist at blast: A Learning Sciences Company and also holds a faculty appointment as Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In addition to creating award winning educational software, she has published and presented widely on instructional design, evidence-based innovations in education, and systems that produce meaningful differences in learners’ lives. For her distinguished contributions to educational research and practice, Dr. Twyman received the 2015 Wing Award for Evidence-based Education and the 2017 American Psychological Association Division 25 Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award.
Abstract: Over 55 million students in the United States have been affected by school closures due to COVID-19. Even as states, districts, schools, and centers struggle to provide some level face-to-face instruction, they are also struggling with how to provide quality remote, distance, virtual, or online instruction. Many educators (and parents) are uncertain as to how to maximize the effectiveness of digital technologies, no matter the setting. With the plethora of options that have become available, how do we know which tools are evidence-based and likely to be helpful for our kids? This session will describe best practices for remote/online education, highlight a selection of education tools for parents and educators, and provide rubrics for making technology selection and use decisions.
Monica Howard, PhD BCBA-D, LBA
Title: Once Upon a Time: A Behavior Analytical Look at 2020" 1 BACB CE
Dr. Howard began her career at The ELIJA School in 2006 when she started as one of ELIJA’s first instructors. She quickly rose to the top as one of the most talented and dedicated ELIJA staff members. Monica’s BCBA supervision was under Dr. Bridget Taylor, BCBA-D. She received her Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at the prestigious Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center under the supervision of Keith D. Allen, PhD, BCBA-D. She completed a 6-month internship in the Severe Behavior Department as well as a 6-month internship in the Early Intervention department under the supervision of Michael Kelley, PhD, BCBA-D and Wayne Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, some of the top names in the field. Monica also received two years of training in the Behavioral Pediatric Psychology department at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Monica has experience with consulting to home programming, clinic-based programming, school-based programming, and outreach programming.
Jaclyn Steo BCBA/LBA
Jaclyn received her BS in Psychology at The University of Massachusetts Amherst. After graduating, she immediately began her career at The ELIJA School in 2014 as an Instructor. After working at ELIJA for about a year, Jaclyn was inspired to go back to school and get her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis and begin her journey to become a BCBA. She received her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism at Sage College in the spring of 2017. She passed the NYS LBA exam and became a Clinical Supervisor at The ELIJA School in the Fall of 2017.
Jessica received her BA in Child Study at St. Joseph’s College. After graduating, she began diligently working on her NYS certification exams. In the meantime, she began working at the ELIJA School as an Instructor in 2017. Jessica became a registered behavior technician within her first year of working at the ELIJA School. A year later, Jessica became a lead instructor of a classroom.
Matthew Weick, BCBA, LBA
Title: "Utilizing ABA Strategies with Adult Learners: The Journey Continues" 1 BACB CE
Matthew Weick is the Director at ELIJA Transitional Programs and Services (TPS) located on Long Island, NY. ELIJA TPS provides a multiyear comprehensive behaviorally-based and scientifically validated curriculum for adults with autism. ELIJA TPS supports individuals throughout their lifespan and focuses on vocational skills, life skills, cognitive and social skills, and community integration with the ultimate goal of preparing and supporting individuals to live and work as independently as possible. Matthew has been a member of the ELIJA team since late 2011. After 5 years as a Clinical Supervisor within the school program, he began working in the Transitional Programs and Services department in January 2017. Matthew has a B.A. in Psychology from Lehigh University and M.A. in Liberal Studies from Stony Brook University. In 2010, Matthew became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and he received his New York state licensure in 2015. Matthew has extensive experience in ABA and has been working in the field since 2003.
Cortney Pattison, BCBA, LBA
Cortney Pattison is a Clinical Supervisor at ELIJA Transitional Programs and Services (TPS) located on Long Island, NY. ELIJA TPS provides a multiyear comprehensive behaviorally-based and scientifically validated curriculum for adults with autism. ELIJA TPS supports individuals throughout their lifespan and focuses on vocational skills, life skills, cognitive and social skills, and community integration with the ultimate goal of preparing and supporting individuals to live and work as independently as possible. Cortney has been a member of the ELIJA team since September 2019. Cortney has a BSEd in education from SUNY Geneseo and an MSEd in special education from CUNY Queens College. In 2016, Cortney became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her New York state licensure in 2018. Cortney has extensive experience in ABA and has been working in the field since 2007.
Stacy Warner, BCBA, LBA
Stacy Warner is the Senior Behavior Analyst at ELIJA Transitional Programs and Services (TPS) located on Long Island, NY. ELIJA TPS provides a multiyear comprehensive behaviorally-based and scientifically validated curriculum for adults with autism. ELIJA TPS supports individuals throughout their lifespan and focuses on vocational skills, life skills, cognitive and social skills, and community integration with the ultimate goal of preparing and supporting individuals to live and work as independently as possible. Stacy has been a member of the ELIJA team since April 2019. After 6 years at the New England Center for Children (NECC), she moved to New York and worked for home-based ABA agencies for 2.5 years before starting at ELIJA. Stacy has a B.A. in biology from St. Anselm College and M.S. in applied behavior analysis from Western New England University. In 2015, Stacy became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her New York state licensure in 2016. Stacy has extensive experience in ABA and has been working in the field since 2010.
Description: Over 30 years of peer reviewed research demonstrates the efficacy of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the reduction and remediation of the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when appropriate treatment is implemented at an early age. However, more research is needed on the efficacy of ABA throughout a lifespan for those who continuously receive services from an early age through adulthood. The need for ABA services in a post-21 world is still very necessary and real. This talk will review some of the basic ABA strategies being utilized on a daily basis to promote the growth and success of the adult learners at ELIJA TPS. It is our intention to demonstrate that effective ABA strategies do not end when an individual ages out of the school system.
Josh Jessel, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Title: A Lesson in Practitioner-Informed Strategies for Reducing Problem Behavior (1 BACB CE)
Dr. Joshua Jessel completed his master’s degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where he also worked with children with severe problem behavior as a clinical specialist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute on the neurobehavioral inpatient unit. He went on to earn his doctoral degree under the mentorship of Dr. Gregory Hanley at Western New England University with his primary research focusing on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior exhibited by children with autism. Dr. Jessel continued to extend this line of research as a postdoctoral fellow at a clinic in Fort Worth, Texas where he oversaw nearly 100 children with autism admitted to an outpatient program. Dr. Jessel has currently published over 15 articles in multiple peer-reviewed journals including the flagship journal, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, where he is serving on the editorial board. He has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at four universities and he is currently an assistant professor at Queens College.
Description:The functional analysis was developed as a tool intended to help identify the environmental variables contributing to problem behavior and inform subsequent function-based treatment strategies. However, many practical barriers were recognized by clinicians and these barriers stymied the widespread adoption of the functional analysis over other assessment alternatives (e.g., indirect and descriptive assessments). This led many applied researchers to return to the laboratory and focus on improving analytic efficiency, ecological validity, and overall safety of the assessment and treatment process. During this talk I will be discussing some reverse translational research informed by the everyday demands of clinicians. Our participants vary from pigeons to college students and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The culmination of our research is intended to further develop and validate a comprehensive program that is found to be socially acceptable among caregivers and clinicians and has the potential to achieve sustainable improvements in problem behavior.
- At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Identify the importance of using practitioner-informed strategies for reducing problem behavior
- Identify practical elements of functional assessment
- Identify socially acceptable treatment strategies
Deborah Napolitano BCBA-D, LBA
Title: New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) Legislation Update: Where we are, where we are going, and why history matters .5 BACB CE
Dr. Deborah Napolitano joined the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) faculty at Daemen College as an Assistant Professor in October of 2018. Debbi previously was on faculty as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine where she still retains a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor appointment. Debbi also continues to work with Hillside Family of Agencies supporting the behavioral programming in the Developmental Disabilities Department. Debbi obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental and Child Psychology/Behavior Analysis from the University of Kansas in 2000.
Debbi is widely published in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and behavior analysis, with peer reviewed research publications in some of the field’s premier journals such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Debbi also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Mental Health Research in Developmental Disabilities. Debbi’s research interests are in the areas of rigid and repetitive behavior in individuals with autism, drug and behavior interactions, applications of behavior analysis in child welfare, and the assessment and treatment of severe challenging behavior of persons with IDD. Her clinical interests are also in these areas, with additional focus on interprofessional collaboration and the interface between behavior therapy (e.g., Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and ABA for individuals with dual diagnosis of IDD and brain health concerns.
Debbi has spent a great deal of her career advocating for individuals with IDD, their families, and for the profession of Behavior Analysis. She currently serves on the Developmental Disabilities of Western New York/East (DDAWNY/East) family legislative committee and also serves on the Leadership Council for the National Council for Severe Autism. Debbi also serves on the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) legislative committee and is the secretary for the Severe Challenging Behavior Special Interest Group of the International Association on the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) Debbi also has previously served as President of NYSABA and on the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) Board of Directors for the previous six years.
A brief history of NYSABA’s efforts towards recognition of our field, insurance-based services, and subsequent licensure will be provided. How this information helps inform our recent legislative efforts, current state of the legislation in New York, and how you can help in the upcoming 2021/2022 New York legislative session will be described. Finally, future areas for focus of the NYSABA legislative committee will be presented.
Bobby Newman, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Title: "Practical and Ethical Considerations for ABA Delivered via Telehealth" 1 BACB CE/Ethics
Bobby Newman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst in New York and Tennessee, and Licensed Psychologist. Affectionately known as the Dark Overlord of ABA, Bobby is the first author on thirteen books regarding behavior therapy, the philosophy of behaviorism, the autism spectrum disorders, utopian literature, and fitness. He has published over two dozen articles in professional journals, as well as numerous popular magazine articles and has hosted two series of radio call-in shows. Bobby is the Past-President of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment and the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis. A popular speaker, Bobby also provides direct treatment, staff training and consultation around the world, and has been honored for this work by several parents and professional groups. He is the Executive Director of Clinical Services for Proud Moments. Bobby is also a certified personal trainer, obstacle course racer and marathoner and is an Ambassador for the Great Sportsmanship Programme. Bobby teaches non-violent crisis intervention philosophy and techniques for agencies and families. Bobby was a final four finalist for the 2016 For Those Who Would Humanitarian Award.
Carol Fiorile, Phd, BCBA-D, LBA
Title: "Special Educators as Behavior Analysts: Empirically Validated Treatments" 1 BACB CE
Carol holds a PhD from Teachers College Columbia University and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level since May 2001. She is a a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst, Certified Special Education Teacher, General Education Teacher, and holds her SAS Credential as a School Administrator.
Carol has worked with students with developmental deficits and disabilities for more than 25 years, primarily with students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Presently she works as a Full-time Assistant Professor at Long Island University, Post Campus, teaching both graduate and psychology courses for the BCBA/LBA track. Previously, Carol worked for 11 years as an Adjunct Professor at City University of New York at Queens College. Carol provides Educational Consultation and Programming services to school districts in the Metropolitan New York City area in several capacities, including training staff in the implementation of the principles and strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to educational programming, as well as conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments/Analyses and developing Behavior Treatment Plans. Carol works directly with parents of children with disabilities, providing staff training to home programmers and Parent Counseling.
Carol has presented at behavior analysis conferences in the United States and Europe, and has several publications. She speaks fluent Italian, and has traveled extensively in Europe.
Laura Seiverling, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Title:" An Introduction to BITES®: A Behavioral InTEgrated with Speech Approach to Feeding Therapy" 1 BACB CE
Dr. Laura Seiverling is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She previously worked for five years at an intensive interdisciplinary day patient feeding program in New York, serving as both psychologist and clinical supervisor for the program. She now holds an Assistant Teaching Professor position at Ball State University. Dr. Seiverling has over ten years of experience providing treatment for feeding as well as other behaviors in children. She has published more than thirty articles and book chapters in the areas of feeding problems, autism spectrum disorder, staff and parent training, and behavioral interventions. She is also the co-author of Broccoli Boot Camp: Basic Training for Parents of Selective Eaters.
Elise Jusko, M.S. CCC-SLP
Elise Jusko, M.S. CCC-SLP, is a speech pathologist who has been practicing for 30 years. She has been specializing in feeding therapy for over 20 years. She was trained under the tutelage of Dr. Samy Manikam at The Feeding Program at The Children’s Hospital of Richmond. Elise is the co-founder of the first intensive interdisciplinary day patient feeding program in New York State. She is currently providing feeding therapy (both in person and through telehealth) in her private practice as well as webinars and consultative services through Bites Feeding Therapy, LLC.
Pediatric feeding problems are complex and often require a multi-disciplinary approach to assessment and treatment. The Behavioral InTEgrated with Speech approach, known as BITES®, focuses specifically on the benefits of cross-disciplinary collaboration among speech-language pathologists (SLPS) and Psychologists and/or Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) when assessing pediatric feeding problems and developing interventions for them. Each discipline has a distinct and valuable role in the assessment and treatment process.
Learning Objectives:1. Learn the role of both SLPs and BCBAs in assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. 2. Identify common medical and environmental factors that may lead to a feeding problem. 3. Identify the various types of oral motor deficits that should be assessed and targeted during feeding interventions.
*Member pricing only applies to current members of The ELIJA Foundation. Memberships purchased within 60 days of LIBAC do not qualify.
|Open Registration (11/5-12/3)|
|1 Day non-member||$100|
|1 Day non-member with 7.5 BACB CE's*||$125|
|1 Day member||$75|
|1 Day member with 7.5 BACB CE's*||$100|
*INCLUDE 7.5 CEU's
Attendees belonging to school districts that will be paying the registration fee should contact ELIJA at 516-216-5270 directly to register.
To be eligible for member pricing, attendees must be a member of The ELIJA Foundation at least 60 days prior to conference date, or a member of NYSABA. NYSABA.
Organizations who register 10 people or more will receive a 10% discount. Payment must be made under one purchase order to receive the group discount. Please call ELIJA at 516-216-5270 to register with a group discount.
Continuing Education Requirement CE Policy:
- Attendees must scan in or enter the appropriate code into CEU Helper when prompted at the beginning of the event for each CEU-qualifying presentation.
- Attendees must scan out or enter the appropriate code into CEU Helper when prompted at the end of the event for each CEU-qualifying presentation.
- Attendees must answer questions in CEU Helper during events when prompted in order to indicate that they are still present.
- Attendees are required to review CEU Helper for the CEUs that they have completed and sign out of the virtual conference on the app. This must happen after completing the last CEU-qualifying event that they wish to receive credit for (i.e., only sign out of a multi-day event after your last day at the event), but no later than 24 hours after the last available opportunity to participate in the presentation.
- After review and approval by LIBAC CE Administrator, CEUs will be awarded in CEU Helper. Attendees will receive an e-mail notification of the availability of the certificate online. Attendees must download or print the certificate from CEU Helper for proof of CEUs/attendance. Hard copies of certificates WILL NOT be provided by LIBAC.
- It is the responsibility of the attendees to keep the certificate for their records and submit the information to the BACB through their own account in the BACB Gateway.
- PLEASE NOTE: CEUs will not be provided to anyone who does not meet the above requirements. LIBAC does not enter CEUs directly into the BACB Gateway.
Continuous Reinforcer - $5,000
Signage Displayed and Verbal Recognition During Virtual Conference, Outside Back Cover Ad on Digital Program, Logo & Link on ELIJA Website, Listing in ELIJA Newsletter, Logo on Giveaway and Virtual Conference Registration for 10 People.
Primary Reinforcer - $2,500
Signage Displayed and Verbal Recognition During Virtual Conference, Inside Front Cover Ad on Digital Program, Logo & Link on ELIJA Website, Listing in ELIJA Newsletter, Logo on Giveaway and Virtual Conference Registration for 5 attendees.
Conditioned Reinforcer - $1,000
Signage Displayed During Virtual Conference, Full Page Ad on Digital Program, Logo & Link on ELIJA Website, Listing in ELIJA Newsletter, and Virtual Conference Registration for 2 attendees.
Premack Reinforcer - $500
Signage Displayed During Virtual Conference, 1/2 Page Ad on Digital Program, Logo & Link on ELIJA Website, Listing in ELIJA Newsletter, and Virtual Conference Registration for 1 attendee.
Generalized Reinforcer - $250
Signage Displayed During Virtual Conference, 1/4 Page Ad on Digital Program, Logo & Link on ELIJA Website, Listing in ELIJA Newsletter.
Friday, December 4th, 2020 (7.5 BACB CE's)
- 8:30-9:20: Session-KEYNOTE - Janet Twyman, PhD
- 9:20-9:30: Movement break
- 9:30-10:20: Session- Carol Fiorile, Phd, BCBA-D, LBA
- 10:20-10:30: Movement break
- 10:30-11:20: Session-Laura Seiverling, Ph.D., BCBA-D &Elise Jusko, M.S. CCC-SLP
- 11:20-11:30: Movement break
- 11:30-12:00: Legislative update- Deborah Napolitano BCBA-D, LBA
- 12:00-12:45: Lunch
- 12:45-1:35: Session- Joshua Jessel BCBA-D
- 1:35-1:45: Movement break
- 1:45-2:35: Session-Matthew Weick, BCBA, LBA, Stacy Warner, BCBA/LBA, Cortney Pattison, BCBA/LBA
- 2:35-2:45: Movement break
- 2:45-3:35: Session- Monica Howard, PhD, Jaclyn Steo BCBA & Jessie Dodge
- 3:35-3:45: Movement break
- 3:45-4:35: Session- Bobby Newman, BCBA-D/LBA
- 4:35-5:00: Final comments