Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University

Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University Providing education and training to enable students to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts

George Mason University is located in the exciting Northern Virginia suburbs of our Nation's Capital. We offer an on-campus and online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, on-campus and online Masters in Special Education, and an Undergraduate Minor in Applied Behavior Analysis. Our courses of study and practica are BACB approved. For more information, please visit our website at http://kihd.gmu.edu, and click on Applied Behavior Analysis!

04/16/2019

Position Announcement - Roanoke - Join the LFSVA Team!
Lutheran Family Services is seeking a BCBA to join our team at the Minnick School - Roanoke and Minnick School – Vocational campuses in Roanoke, Virginia. Individuals nearing completion of coursework and experience hours are welcome to apply.
Combined, the Minnick School – Roanoke and Minnick School – Vocational campuses serve approximately 85 students across two buildings within a 14-mile radius. Our BCBAs work collaboratively with school personnel to implement effective, evidence-based interventions for students with disabilities.
Lutheran Family Services of Virginia is a community of innovative, service-minded, caring people committed to serving children and strengthening family life for people of all races, ethnicity and religions. We believe that lives are transformed by the best, least restrictive care, that effective organizations are continually improving, and that employees are the lifeblood of an organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer competitive benefits to eligible employees that include:
• Competitive group health, dental and life insurance
• Voluntary short-term disability insurance
• Long-term disability insurance
• Voluntary life accidental death & dismemberment
• Agency retirement and employee savings account 401k
• Vacation and sick leave
• Cell phone reimbursement allowance
• Laptops and options for teleworking
• Use of agency vehicles; competitive mileage reimbursement rate
• Education assistance
To learn more and to apply for this position, visit: https://newton.newtonsoftware.com/career/JobIntroduction.action?clientId=8a7882675779da64015791e505540c94&id=8a78879f6a1ee0d6016a219ffc4b562a&source=

04/04/2019

Congratulations to Lindsey Gera, the world's newest BCBA! We're proud of you!

04/03/2019

Belated congratulations to Jami Hardy - the world's newest (sort of) BCBA (last November)! We're proud of you!

04/03/2019

Congratulations to Brooke Hess - the world's newest BCBA! We're proud of you!

03/24/2019

Congratulations to Mandy Kuykendall - the world's newest BCBA! We're proud of you!

03/23/2019

Congratulations to Danielle Stetz - the world's newest BCBA! We're proud of you!

03/23/2019

Congratulations to Rachel Davis - the world's newest BCBA! We're proud of you!

03/23/2019

Congratulations to Brigitte Abramson - the world’s newest BCBA- we’re proud of you!

03/22/2019

Congratulations to Ashley Stride Strohecker - the world’s newest BCBA! We're proud of you!

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03/22/2019
2019 OBM Network Conference - OBM Network

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Registration for the 2019 OBMN Conference is open! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/19792606147 Hotel: The Westin Richmond 6631 Broad St. Richmond, VA 23230 Conference Location: Community Center at the Faison Center (The Green Building) 1701 Byrd Avenue Richmond, VA 23230

03/20/2019
Интервью: Доктор Джеймс Партингтон - ведущий специалист в области РАС

Dr. Jim Partington, author of the ABLLS-R and AFLS, talking behavior analysis in service of children in Kazakhstan - way to go, Dr. P!

Доктор Джеймс Партингтон, ведущий специалист в области изучения расстройств аутистического спектра, провел пятидневный тренинг для специалистов шести аутизм-...

Behavior Analysis and Education lost a great contributor last month.  When you have a chance, get your hands on one of D...
03/19/2019

Behavior Analysis and Education lost a great contributor last month. When you have a chance, get your hands on one of Dr. Engelmann's books (particularly Theory of Instruction), read it, and enjoy! Thank you, Dr. Engelmann -

#behavioranalysis #behavioranalysts The Cambridge Center family is sad to learn that Advisor Siegfried “Zig” Engelmann passed away. Known as the ‘inventor of Direct Instruction’ in the late 1960s, his contributions to science & education were significant. He lived by his motto: “If the student hasn’t learned, the teacher hasn’t taught.”

03/11/2019

SPABA Grant Competition - COMPETITION OBJECTIVE
The Speech Pathology and plied Behavior Analysis SIG (SPABA) provides one annual
Research Grant and one annual Application or Dissemination Grant to ABAI members who
conduct empirical research or who facilitate dissemination of knowledge and collaboration between speech
pathologists and behavior analysts. Research Projects should advance the evidence base for behavior-analytic
conceptualization or treatment of speech, language, communication, and feeding disorders. Application or
Dissemination Projects should involve effective use of the science-based principles of behavior by SLPs OR
cross-discipline dissemination of accurate information about speech pathology or behavior analysis.
AWARD
A grant of $250.00 will be awarded to one grant proposal in each category. Each completed application
will entitle the applicant to one year of free membership in the SPABA SIG.
APPLICANTS
• Applicants must be a member of Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) by the time the award
is given in May at the annual ABAI Conference.
• Applicants for the Research Grant must be a graduate student enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in
Speech-Language Pathology, Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Special Education, or a related field.
• Applicants for the Application or Dissemination Grant may be graduate students or practitioners.
ELIGIBLE PROPOSAL ACTIVITIES
• Empirical Research Project:
o Projects can be new or ongoing.
o Thesis or other research projects that are a requirement for completion of a graduate
program are eligible activities.
o Unpublished, completed research will also be considered.
o Research should deal with some aspect that involves behavior analysis (e.g., verbal behavior)
o See list of past winners on next page and plan your submission today!
• Application or Dissemination Project:
o Projects can be new or ongoing.
o Projects must reflect the mission of SPABA.
o Projects must demonstrate effective application of behavioral technologies by SLPs OR
dissemination of behavior analysis to SLPs.
o See list of past winners on next page and plan your submission today!
PROPOSAL (all components are required)
1. Application Form
2. Proposal (5 pages maximum, not including references – double spaced, 1” margins, 10 pt font minimum)
Proposals should include the following components for reviewers to evaluate:
o Empirical Research Category:
o Outline of research plans including the research question, rationale, and 2-5 references that set
the occasion for your study.
o Description of methods including: a reliable system of measurement; an experimental design
appropriate for the research question; technological descriptions of all procedures; descriptions of
relevant principles of behavior or SLP.
o Statement of how the study contributed to the science and practice of ABA or SLP.
o Submissions will be scored in the following areas:
▪ Behavioral (Precise behavioral definitions; reliable and frequent measurement),
▪ Analytic (Design sufficient to demonstrate functional relation),
▪ Technological (Description sufficient for replication by other professionals),
▪ Conceptually Systematic (Goals or procedures reflect principles of behavior), and
▪ Contribution to Practice or Science.
2019 SPABA Grant Competition
Now accepting Research and Application/Dissemination Proposals
o Application or Dissemination Category:
o Outline of project plans including your objectives, rationale, and 2-5 references used to develop
the idea or materials.
o Description of methods including: behavioral goals; a reliable system of measurement;
technological descriptions of all procedures; descriptions of relevant principles of behavior or SLP.
o Statement of how the project changed a client’s behavior or contributed to the understanding of
science-based principles of behavior among SLPs or vice versa.
o Submissions will be scored in the following areas:
▪ Behavioral (Precise behavioral definitions; reliable and frequent measurement),
▪ Effective (Procedures likely to produce the desired outcome),
▪ Technological (Description sufficient for replication by other professionals),
▪ Conceptually Systematic (Goals or procedures reflect principles of behavior), and
▪ Contribution to Client or Understanding of ABA by SLPs.
3. Letter of support from project supervisor (1/2 page maximum; Research Grant, only) – The letter should
confirm that you are a full-time student and that you are primarily responsible (e.g., principal investigator,
project coordinator) for the submitted proposal.
4. Curriculum vitae – Please provide a copy of your current vitae.
REVIEW COMMITTEE CRITERIA
• A panel of three reviewers will independently score each proposal on the following criteria: relevance
to behavior analysis and SLP, clarity and feasibility of project plan, and anticipated or documented
contribution to behavior-analytic research or practice. The authors of one Research Project and one
Application or Dissemination Project with the highest average score will receive a minimum of a $250
grant.
REPORT BY GRANT RECIPIENTS
• If your proposal is funded, please plan to present your project at the Speech Pathology Special
Interest Group meeting held annually during the ABAI conference. All applicants will be informed of
competition results by Friday, May 3, 2019.
PAST WINNERS AND SAMPLE PROJECTS FOR THE SPABA EMPIRICAL RESEARCH GRANT
• 2018 Winner – Daniel Conine, University of Florida, “Variables Contributing to the Emergence of Intraverbal
Responses after Listener Training"
• 2018 Winner – Sarah Frampton Simmons, College/The May Institute, "A Preliminary Analysis of Procedures
to Promote the Emergence of Untrained Responses Using Instructive Feedback”
• 2017 Winner – Billie Retzlaff, The University of Nebraska Medical Center, “Teaching Speech Language
Pathologists to Interpret Functional Analysis Results Using Ongoing-Visual Inspection.”
• 2017 Winner – Megan Pyles, Sacramento State University, “Teaching Children with Autism to Mand for
Information Using “Why?”
• 2016 Winner – Scott Page, Sacramento State University, “Reduction of Rapid Eating in an Adolescent
Female with Autism.”
• 2016 Winner – Mirela Cengher, Queens College, “The effects of Social Interaction on Language Acquisition
in Children with Autism.”
• 2015 Winner – Bailey Devine, Texas Christian University, “Can Differential Observing Response
Requirements Remediate Children’s Failures to Acquire Tacts of Compound Stimuli?”
• 2014 Winner – Lauren Goodwyn, Caldwell University, “Effectiveness of Tact-before-Receptive and
Receptive-before-Tact Training”
• 2013 Winner – Louis Leibowitz, Garden Academy, “Evaluating a Multicomponent Intervention to Reduce
Rapid Eating in a Child with Autism”
• 2012 Winner – Kerry Ann Conde, Western New England University, “Evaluation of the Quick Transfer
Procedure for Teaching Children with Autism”
• 2011 Winner – Kate Koehler-Platten, St. Cloud State University, “Using a Lag Reinforcement Schedule to
Promote Phonemic Variability in Children with Developmental Disabilities”
PAST WINNER AND SAMPLE PROJECTS FOR THE SPABA DISSEMINATION-APPLICATION GRANT
• 2018 Winner –Julya Krasnopolsky, Melmark, NE, “Training Speech-Language Pathologists to Assess and
Implement Function-Based Interventions during Speech Sessions in a Public Preschool”
• 2016 Winner - Lilith M. Reuter-Yuill, Li Teng Voon & Wayne Fuqua, Western Michigan University, “Western
Michigan University’s Undergraduate Research Lab: A Model of Collaboration in Research and Practice”
• 2013 Winner – Melany Shampo and Amy Irwin, Behavior Analysis Center for Autism, “A CollaborativeInstructional Model for BCBAs and SLPs”
• 2011 Winner – Sara Vank, Portland State University, “Self-Guided Tutorial for SLPs on Assessment and
Behavior Management”
GRANT COMPETITION CHECKLIST
Completed Application Form
Proposal (maximum 5 pages, not including references)
Letter of Support
Curriculum Vitae
SUBMISSION
Submit proposals electronically in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) by Monday, April 1, 2019
at 11:59PM EST to:
Sudha Ramaswamy, Ph.D., BCBA-D
[email protected]
Subject Line: SPABA Grant Competition
Applicants will be notified via e-mail if they are a recipient or non-recipient by Friday, May 3, 2019. For this
reason, please notify Sudha Ramaswamy ([email protected]) of any changes to your e-mail address.

03/09/2019

Position Announcement - Front Royal area! ABA BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN for in-home ABA services to children with Autism. Training and supervision provided. Candidates must live within a 20-mile radius of Front Royal.
Behavior Technician Position Requirements: RBT Certified - or willing to get Certified. (Includes a 40-hour online course. Full info on the Registered Behavioral Technician is available at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Website. TB Screening, CPR Certification Background check, current and valid driver’s license as well as a reliable personal vehicle, after School Evening and Weekend availability needed, ABC Behavior is a network of Behavioral Therapy offices started in Virginia.
$16-26/hour
ABC Behavior is a network of Behavioral Therapy offices started in Virginia. Join ABC and become a part of the team impacting lives daily!! Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $16.00 to $26.00 /hour
Submit all inquiries to:
[email protected]

03/09/2019

Position Announcement - ABA BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN for in-home ABA services to children with Autism. Training and supervision provided. Candidates must live within a 20-mile radius of Front Royal.
Behavior Technician Position Requirements: RBT Certified - or willing to get Certified. (Includes a 40-hour online course. Full info on the Registered Behavioral Technician is available at the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Website. TB Screening, CPR Certification Background check, current and valid driver’s license as well as a reliable personal vehicle, after School Evening and Weekend availability needed, ABC Behavior is a network of Behavioral Therapy offices started in Virginia.
$16-26/hour
ABC Behavior is a network of Behavioral Therapy offices started in Virginia. Join ABC and become a part of the team impacting lives daily!! Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $16.00 to $26.00 /hour
Submit all inquiries to:
[email protected]

03/08/2019

Position Announcement - Loudoun Co. Public Schools -
IRC4410
Anticipated Specialized Instructional Facilitator - Behavior Department of Pupil Services
Department of Pupil Services
Under the supervision of the Special Education Supervisor, the position of Specialized Instructional Facilitator – Behavior, assists teachers and administrators in developing specialized knowledge in applied behavior analysis. Ongoing and sustained professional
learning experiences will provide support for the implementation of specialized approaches in the area of behavior and social emotional learning to build capacity among instructional staff. Data collection and analysis will be modeled with an emphasis on developing programs and services that are consistent with evidence- based practices and implemented with fidelity for successful student outcomes. The specialized instructional facilitator- behavior will work side-by-side with classroom teachers, special education teachers and other staff for training, modeling, observing, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of behavior interventions.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
*Develop materials, training and provide resources for and provide professional learning to administrators, educators, and parents/guardians in applied behavior analysis, and and/or other evidence-based methodologies related to addressing the needs of students with behavior difficulties.
* Assist administrators and teachers in collecting and analyzing data; conduct fidelity checks to provide feedback; and facilitate the process to identify an intervention match between identified needs and specific behavioral and instructional strategies.
* Work directly with teachers in a school providing classroom-based demonstrations, collaborative and one-on-one support, and facilitating teacher inquiry and related professional development as well as providing small and large group presentations and training.
* Collaborate with school-based and central office staff to provide professional development, engage in ongoing work in furthering the tiered approach for behavioral interventions and social emotional learning and assist in developing functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans to support students.
* Work closely with school staff on school-wide discipline activities and provide ongoing support and direction on the implementation of behavior intervention plans for students.
*Collaborate and support other professionals to develop Individualized Education Plans (IEPS) designed to promote students’ educational, physical, and/or social-emotional development and access to the general education curriculum.
*Collaborate and support division wide strategic initiatives
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:
The Specialized Instructional Facilitator-Behavior reports to the Supervisor of Behavior Services.
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Job Description

Responsibilities

Qualifications

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or tools; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or bend and may be required to lift up to approximately 25 pounds
STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
• Holds a valid Virginia or out-of-state teaching license in Special Education
• Eligible for a Virginia teaching license in Special Education (must submit
transcripts)
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
* Board Certified Behavior Analyst, License required. Postgraduate Professional License with endorsements in one or more areas of Special Education preferred, *Minimum of three years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in the clinical and or public education setting.
* Strong knowledge of and experience with effective, evidence based interventions using applied behavior analysis principles.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and professional and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with school personnel and members of the community
* Demonstrated successful experience providing professional training and presentations for individual, small group and large audiences.
Additional Details
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The Loudoun County School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and to the provision of equity in its educational programs, services and activities for all students and employees.
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, or genetic information in employment or in its programs and activities. LCPS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non- discrimination policies:
Assistant Superintendent for Department of Human Resources and Talent Development
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Tel: 571-252-1100

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