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Title: Share your Success with Others: Design and Present Posters at a Premier Autism Conference


1
Share your Success with Others Design and
Present Posters at a Premier Autism Conference
2
What is a Poster?
  • Physical display of information
  • Short, written, graphic description of research
  • Information attached to a poster board

3
What is a Poster Session?
  • Usually a large room where several research
    reports are simultaneously available for review
  • Attendees move from display to display at their
    own pace

4
The Presenter
  • Is professionally attired
  • Stands or sits by his/her poster for the entire
    session
  • Answers questions
  • Elaborates on research
  • Provides a written summary for those who request
    it

5
Why Participate in a Poster Session?
  • Opportunity to share intervention strategies in
    an economic and efficient manner
  • Poster may share
  • How you solved a problem
  • How you taught a skill

6
Why Participate in a Poster Session?
  • Recognition/Awards
  • NJABA monetary award
  • Student Poster Award Winner
  • Professional Poster Award Winner
  • 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
  • Autism New Jersey
  • Statewide recognition by hundreds of eager
    learners
  • Conference scholarship

7
The Title is Important
  • Keep it short
  • Highlights your subject matter
  • May reveal the conclusion

8
Samples of Poster Titles
  • The Effects of Pay Incentive on Direct Care Staff
    Behavior Attendance and Competency
  • Treatment of Sleep Problems in a Young Child with
    Autism Using a
  • Multi-Component Behavioral Intervention
  • The Effects of Positive Reinforcement as a
    Treatment for Food Selectivity in an Adolescent
    Boy with Autism
  • Daily Data Collection A Comparison of Two Data
    Sheets
  • Using a Simple DRO to Reduce Disruptive Behavior
    in Public School Settings
  • Implementation of Activity Schedules to Increase
    On-task Behavior
  • During Recess
  • Beyond Pennies and Smiley Faces Behavior
    Management Plans for Middle School

9
Where to Start
  • Obtain an application and review the process
  • NJABA/Autism New Jersey Submission Applications
  • www.NJABA.org
  • www.autismnj.org
  • Follow the instructions for submission
  • May be submitted online
  • Adhere to timelines for submission

10
Five Steps to Preparing a Poster
  • Get an Idea
  • Conduct a Literature Review
  • Conduct Research
  • Design and implement procedures
  • Describe your results and the clinical
    applications
  • Create Your Poster
  • Present Your Poster

11
1. Get an Idea
  • Design a new study to
  • Teach a skill
  • Solve a problem
  • Replicate previous research
  • Directly
  • Systematically

12
2. Develop an Abstract
  • Refer to the American Psychological Associations
    Publication Manual
  • Describe
  • Findings to date
  • Hypothesis (Hypotheses)
  • Research
  • Participants
  • Setting
  • Design/Procedures
  • Data and Results
  • Implications

13
3. Conduct a Literature Review
  • Research your topic
  • Reference peer-reviewed journals
  • Examples
  • Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Journal of Autism and Other Disorders
  • Journal of Positive Behavioral Intervention
  • Search online
  • www.pubmedcenral.nih.gov/
  • www.scholar.google.com
  • Search databases at university libraries
  • Go to websites for individual journals and search
    the abstracts
  • Many are available for a fee (10-30 per article)

14
4. Conduct Experimental Research
  • Measurement procedures
  • Baseline
  • Treatment
  • Integrity
  • IOA
  • Results

15
5. Create Your Poster
  • Use a single background color
  • Use a simple font in both title and text
  • Lettering must be large enough to be read from 5
    feet away
  • Suggested title size 2.5 cm (1 in.)
  • Suggested text size 1 cm (3/8 in)
  • Use color
  • Avoid using red and green fonts next to each
    other
  • Use bold or italicized text for emphasis, not
    underlined
  • Use a high quality printer
  • Consider hiring a commercial printer (optional)

16
Keep Narrative to a Minimum
  • Use visuals
  • Pictures
  • Illustrations
  • Graphs
  • Charts
  • Leave empty space to allow for easier reading

17
Checklist for Submission
  • Verify contact information
  • Verify spelling of all names and titles
  • Confirm the availability of all presenting
    authors prior to submitting the application
  • If applicable, indicate special area
  • Examples
  • AUT (Autism)
  • OBM (Organizational Behavior Management)
  • VRB (Verbal Behavior)

18
Plan Ahead
  • Be sure it is portable
  • Maximum size is usually 4 X 4
  • Consider ease of transport
  • Time required for set up
  • Establish a timeline for preparing your poster
    and adhere to it
  • Dont leave it to the last minute
  • Do not be the one who is assembling a poster when
    you should be packing your suitcase
  • Or worse, the one in the hotel room with a glue
    stick
  • Bring tacks, tape, and/or safety pins to the
    session in case of emergencies

19
Components of a Poster
  • Title page
  • Brief description of research
  • Research question
  • Setting
  • Participants
  • DV and IV
  • Research procedure
  • Research design
  • Data display
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • References

20
Essential Considerations forSharing Data with
Others
  • Learners rights to privacy and confidentiality
  • Informed consent
  • Omit all identifying information (e.g., name,
    location)
  • Data MUST accurately reflect each learners
    performance

21
6. Present Your Poster
  • Be prepared to present your information in a 2 4m
    summary format
  • Be prepared to answer questions
  • Do a trial run of your presentation for your
    colleagues prior to the conference
  • Be enthusiastic about what you did
  • Arrive early to the poster session
  • Stay by your poster during the entire session

22
6. Present Your Poster
  • Stand off to the side (dont block your poster)
  • Do not overly engage with one person or you may
    miss others
  • Dont waste time engaging with your peers and
    friends
  • Bring supplies for any repairs that may be needed
  • Have blank mailing labels or a sign-up sheet in
    case you run out of handouts
  • Worthy of repeating Wear professional attire

23
Evaluation of Poster
  • Background Information, Prior Research
  • ____Poster presents prior research supporting
    intervention.
  • 0 1 2
  • ____Poster contains relevant references made to
    literature.
  • 0 1 2
  • Subtotal______

24
Evaluation of Poster
  • Research Question
  • ____Poster presents a clearly defined intervening
    variable
  • (intervention)
    0 1 2
  • ____Research question is original and useful
    0 1 2
  • ____Poster clearly defines a dependent variable
    (measure) 0 1 2
  • ____Measurement procedure was appropriate
    0 1 2
  • ____Appropriate conclusions drawn 0 1
    2
  • ____Conclusions do not go beyond data presented
    0 1 2
  • Subtotal______

25
Evaluation of Poster
  • Background Information, Prior Research
  • Presentation
  • ____Lead presenter describe the intervention
    0 1 2
  • ____Poster is well organized and easy to follow
    0 1 2
  • ____Uses tables, graphs, photographs
    advantageously 0 1 2 Subtotal______
  • Poster offers ideas for future research or
    intervention
  • 0 1 2
  • Subtotal______

26
Evaluation of Poster
  • Poster offers ideas for future research or
    intervention 0 1 2
  • Subtotal______
  • Overall Poster Quality (Five being the
    highest)
  • 1 2 3 4 5
  • Total Score_______

27
Final Thoughts
  • A poster is an excellent way to get into the
    presentation game
  • Communication is a skill It can be learned
  • Nervous? Team up!
  • Have fun ?

28
References
  • American Psychological Association. (2001). (5th
    ed.). Publication manual of the American
    Psychological Association. Washington, DC.
  • Block, S. M. (1996). Dos and donts of a poster
    presentation. Biophysical Journal, 71,
    3527-3529.
  • Carter, N. Nilsson, K. (1999). Tips for a
    readable poster. http//edu.medsci.uu.se/occmd/pos
    ter/default.htm
  • Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., Heward, W. L.
    (1987). Applied behavior analysis. NY MacMillan.
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