The Scott Center for Autism Treatment presents its 7th ANNUAL AUTISM CONFERENCE, on Friday, November 8th, 2013.

Knowledge is Power:
Understanding Legal Rights and Scientifically Based Service for Autism

Join us in the Hartley room on Florida Tech's Melbourne campus or online, live with:

  • Neil Kodsi
    • Using Science and Medicine in the Courtroom to Secure Benefits for Autistic Children (Type II BACB, MH or PSY CE's not available for this session.)
  • Tristram Smith
    • Evolution of Research on Interventions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Implications for Behavior Analysts
  • Claudia Dozier
    • Attention as a Reinforcer for Socially Relevant Behavior
  • Anna Petursdottir
    • The Role of Conditioned Reinforcement in Interventions to Establish Early Vocalizations

Agenda:

  • 8:00 -8:30am Check in
  • 8:30-9:00am Welcome Message- Dr. McCay, Dr. Kenkel, and Dr. Kelley
  • 9:00-10:15am Neil Kodsi
  • 10:15-10:30am Break
  • 10:30-11:45am Tristam Smith
  • 11:45-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00-1:15pm Presentation- Art Contest Winner
  • 1:15-2:30pm Anna Petursdottir
  • 2:30-2:45pm Break
  • 2:45-4:00pm Claudia Dozier

Parents, teachers and professionals are welcome.  

Conference Offers the Following CEs: 3.75 Mental Health and  Psychology and 5.5 for BCBAs and BCaBAs.

Speakers

Anna PétursdóttirAnna Pétursdóttir

Ph.D.

Anna Ingeborg Pétursdóttir received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Western Michigan University and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at Texas Christian University. Anna’s research on verbal behavior has appeared in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, among others. She currently serves as the editor of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is also a past president of the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis.

Neil D. KodsiNeil D. Kodsi

J.D.

Mr. Kodsi is a seasoned trial lawyer with nearly twenty (20) years of jury trial experience. Mr. Kodsi has tried numerous cases to verdict in both federal and state court. Additionally, he has successfully tried cases involving many different theories of liability, including patent infringement, employment discrimination, product liability, toxic tort, wrongful death, personal injury, breach of contract, bad faith, and first-party insurance claims.

Prior to forming his own firm, The Law Offices of Neil D. Kodsi, Mr. Kodsi worked for large national and/or regional law firms, where he was one of the “go-to” trial lawyers for those firms for complex cases involving highly complicated expert testimony. Simply put, Mr. Kodsi is -- first and foremost -- a trial lawyer.

Claudia L. DozierClaudia L. Dozier

Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Claudia Dozier is an assistant professor in the department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Dozier’s current area of research is in early childhood education and intervention for kids with and without developmental disabilities---specifically in the areas of assessment and treatment of problem behavior, factors affecting preference and reinforcer efficacy, and procedures for increasing skill acquisition. Dr. Dozier is the faculty supervisor for a preschool program and an early intensive behavioral intervention program in the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center at the University of Kansas. She is also a member of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training the Life Span Institute. Finally, she is a guest associate editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice.

Tristram SmithTristram Smith

Ph.D.

Tristram Smith, Ph.D., is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), where he leads federally funded studies comparing the efficacy of different interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders. He is also a clinician in URMC’s Community Consultation Program, serving students with ASD and other intellectual disabilities in schools and other agencies. His commitment to the study and treatment of children with ASD began in 1982, when he had the opportunity to volunteer as a buddy for an adult with autism who lived near his college. This experience inspired him to apply to graduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied clinical psychology and worked as a therapist and researcher with O. Ivar Lovaas, Ph.D., in the UCLA Young Autism Project. Before moving to Rochester in 2000, he directed clinics for children with autism and their families in the states of California, Iowa, and Washington. He has authored or coauthored several of the most widely-cited studies on treatment outcomes for children with ASD.

Online Workshops

CEU Course Format and Pricing

Please view the pricing and course formats below.

Please note: These courses are recordings from a live conference. For that reason the audio quality is lower than that of our studio recorded courses, and some of the vignettes may be difficult to see or hear.

Workshop Date: On Demand
CEU Credits: Listed Per Course as Type II CEUs
Price: $13.00 per 1, Type II, CEU
Workshop Format: Registrants view 45 minutes of video per 1 Type IICEU offered, and are broken down into small sections for time convenience.
Computer Requirements: Computer with better than dial up connection and sound.

CE Courses Offered

BEHP1063: The Verbal Behavior Approach: Home Programming for Children with Autism

About the Course:

Information is provided to help children with autism learn language and other important skills. Strategies are highlighted from the book: The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders, and guidance is offered using scientifically proven strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), specifically utilizing B.F. Skinner's Analysis of Verbal Behavior. This workshop is applicable to parents and professionals working with children with autism and other developmental disorders.

Please note: These courses are recordings from a live conference. For that reason the audio quality is lower than that of our studio recorded courses, and some of the vignettes may be difficult to see or hear.

Presented By: Mary Lynch Barbera, BCBA.
Please visit the speaker's bio, here.

1.5 Type II CEUs
$21.00 USD


BEHP1064: Large Scale Implementation of the Verbal Behavior Model

About the Course:

The Verbal Behavior Supports Project provides applied behavior analytic services to students with autism in over 100 classes within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Language instruction is guided by the analysis of verbal behavior and includes both intensive teaching through a discrete trial format as well as natural environment teaching. The main goal of these presentations will be to provide preliminary demonstrations of positive changes in student functioning along dimensions of behavior associated with autism.

Please note: These courses are recordings from a live conference. For that reason the audio quality is lower than that of our studio recorded courses, and some of the vignettes may be difficult to see or hear.

Presented By: Amiris Di Puglia, M.D., BCBA.
Please visit the speaker's bio, here.

1.5 Type II CEUs
$21.00 USD


BEHP1065: New Directions in Autism Research

About the Course:

This presentation highlights the genetic and environmental factors involved in autism, along with promising research diagnosis, screening and treatment approaches for ASD. The recent increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorders is presented with discussion of "The Autisms" actually being multiple conditions with multiple etiologies. Early intervention, innovative technologies for those who are older, and, treatment of medical conditions associated with ASD for improved quality of life are detailed.

Please note: These courses are recordings from a live conference. For that reason the audio quality is lower than that of our studio recorded courses, and some of the vignettes may be difficult to see or hear.

Presented By: Anita Miller Sostek, Ph.D.
Please visit the speaker's bio, here.

1 Type II CEU

$13.00 USD