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Title: The Applied Science of Behaviour Analysis

The Applied Science of Behaviour Analysis
  • 04.05.2012
  • Dr. Jacqueline J. Schenk
  • School of Pedagogical Sciences
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • The Netherlands

  • Central Issues covered today
  • The Science of (Applied) Behaviour Analysis
  • ABA status in the Netherlands compared to other
    European countries
  • STAMPPP project
  • Simple Steps ABA and Autism
  • Todays presentations

The Science of ABA
  • DTT (Discrete Trial Training)
  • PRT (Pivotal Response Treatment)
  • Sonrise
  • Verbal Behavioural Intervention
  • TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and
    Handicapped Children)
  • CGT (Cognitive gedragstherapy)
  • Sensomotoric integration
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • And more
  • (Neidt Schenk, Wetenschappelijk Tijdschrift
    voor Autisme, June 2012)

The Status of ABA in NL
  • Hardworking professionals and parents
    of children with autism, but
  • Eclectic use of early behavioural ABA-based
  • Lack of professional academic training and ABA
    consultancy opportunities
  • Lack of funding despite the conclusion by
    Ministry of health (Gezondheidsraad, 2009) about
    its effectiveness and need for evidence-based

Compared to many other countries in Europe,
we are very behind
The STAMPPP Project
  • Innovative multimedia programme called Simple
  • First developed in N. Ireland by PEAT (Parents'
    Education as Autism Therapists ) and behaviour
    analysts from the University of Ulster
  • Parental testimonies, animations, demonstrations,
    and textural material to teach ABA principles
  • Maximises learning opportunities for children
    with autism
  • Enables parents to become proficient in
    delivering home programs for their children
  • Facilitates the coordination of child learning
    opportunities at home and school
  • Original project example of excellence by the EC
    (best practice in Inclusion)

The STAMPPP Project
  • Leonardo (part of the European Commission's
  • Lifelong Learning Programme) funded the original
  • project
  • updating the original Simple Steps
  • German, Norwegian, Spanish
  • And also funded the current project
  • Swedisch, Icelandic, Italian, and Dutch

Todays presentations
  • 9.30-9.40 Welcome and Introduction. Dr.
    Jacqueline J. Schenk, Erasmus University
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 9.40-10.00 Bringing ABA to the community
    Lessons from Ireland. Dr. Mickey Keenan, BCBA-D,
    University of Ulster, N-Ireland
  • 10.00-10.20 Behaviour Analysis and
    Certification in Europe Developments and
    Opportunities. Dr. Neil Martin, BCBA-D, ANTAM, UK
  • 10.20-10.40 Simple Steps A Multimedia Program
    for Children with Autism. Dr. Stephen Gallagher,
    BCBA-D, University of Ulster, N-Ireland
  • 10.40-11.00  Coffee Tea
  • 11.00-11.20 ABA, Autism and Higher Education
    Curricula Content and Instructional Methods. Dr.
    Lise Roll-Pettersson BCBA-D, Stockholm
    University, Sweden
  • 11.20-11.40 ABA in Italy the MIPIA Italian
    Model of Intensive and Early Interventions for
    Autism. Prof. Paolo Moderato, Institute G.P.
    Fabris, IULM University, Milan, Italy
  • 11.40-12.30 General Discussion and QA

The Applied Science of Behaviour Analysis