Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) for Autism: A Research Update – 1/25/2018 5:30-8:30 pm eastern

Presented by: Peter Sturmey, Ph.D
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018  Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm eastern  Recording Information: ABACAccess5
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  • Behavior Analysts: 3 Type II CEUs Live or recorded event
  • Psychologists: 3 credit hours Live event only
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EvidenceBased Practice (EBP) for Autism remains controversial. Much practice does not correspond to EBPs and many children and adults do not receive any EBPs. This workshop will review the EBP movement and its growth in the field of autism. We will review the methods used to identify EBPs and autism. We will specifically review the two reports from the National Autism Center from 2009 and 2015. We will also review the evidence for the effectiveness of early intensive behavioral intervention.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of this event, participants should be able to describe:

1. the rationale for EBP;

2. the methods used to identify EBPs’

3. EBPs for autism as described in the National Autism Center’s 2009 and 2015 reports; and

4. the challenges in adopting and disseminating EBPs to children and adults with autism.


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5:30 pm: Introduction
5:35 pm: Pretest
5:40 pm: Presentation begins
7:00 pm: 10 minute break
7:10 pm: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
7:20 pm: Presentation resumes
8:15 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
8:30 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes


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Professor Peter Sturmey is Professor of Psychology at The Graduate Center and the Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York where he is a member of the Behavior Analysis Doctoral and Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis programs. He specialized in autism and other developmental disabilities, especially in the areas of applied behavior analysis, dual diagnosis, evidence-based practice, and staff and parent training. He is the resident speaker at ABAC and Chief Scientific Officer at Long Island ABA.

He gained his PhD at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and subsequently taught at the University of the South West (Plymouth) and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He then worked for the Texas Department of Mental Retardation from 1990-2000 as Chief Psychologist, first at Abilene then San Antonio State Schools during a Federal class action law. There he supervised behavioral services and Masters level psychologists providing behavior support plans for severe behavioral and psychiatric disorders in adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities and implementing large-scale active treatment and restraint reduction programs.

Professor Sturmey has published 25 edited and authored books, over 210 peer reviewed papers, over 60 book chapters. He provides webinars on ABA to qualified professionals and others on a regular basis. He has made numerous presentations nationally and internationally, including recent presentations in Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Luxemburg and Italy. He has an active lab of graduate and undergraduate students working on developing and evaluating effective and efficient ways of training caregivers using modeling and feedback to use applied behavior analysis with children and adults with autism and other disabilities. He provides training and consultations widely.”

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

Peter Sturmey is co-author or editor of books mentioned during the presentation. He receives royalties from the sale of the books. He also receives speaker and consultation fees for this and other related presentations.




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