Wednesday, September 25, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Sierra Hall 451 - Whitsett Room
Psychology - ABA Speaker Series
Please join the Psychology Department for the next talk in the Applied Behavior Analysis Speaker Series
Dr. Daniel B. Shabani, BCBA-D, President, California Association of Behavior Analysis presents
Verbal Behavior Analysis - The application of Skinner's functional analysis of verbal behavior (1957) has been a hallmark of early intervention for children diagnosed with autism. Numerous studies have identified a variety of useful teaching strategies, transfer of stimulus control procedures, and the independence of specific verbal operants. In putting these empirically validated findings into practice, a more thorough understanding of the variables that influence responding during language training are sometimes overlooked, particularly for children who fail to acquire conditional discrimination skills. An analysis of these variables and how they may impact verbal behavior is the focus of this presentation.
Daniel Shabani received his Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University following an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master's degree from the University of the Pacific. Currently, Dr. Shabani is the president of the California Association of Behavior Analysis and runs a private practice in Southern California. He has authored a number of publications on assessment and treatment of behavior problems, as well as reviews of trends within the field of behavior analysis. Dr. Shabani's current research interests include the assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems, verbal behavior, and instructional design