Wayne Fisher is the H.B. Munroe professor of behavioral research in the Munroe-Meyer Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is also the director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, a board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D), and a licensed psychologist.
Description: Conceptualizing translational research from a transactional perspective in which information flows in multiple directions leads to more relevant basic and applied research and interventions that are more effective. In this presentation, I will describe two lines of research based on this transactional approach. One line of research involves the application of behavioral momentum theory to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, and practicality of function-based treatment of destructive behavior in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The other line of research involves the integration of Skinner’s taxonomy of verbal behavior with Sidman’s continuum of stimulus control in order to increase generative verbal behavior in individuals with ASD. I hope to show how increased collaboration between basic and applied researcher and practitioners can improve the quality of our research and the efficacy of our interventions.CE approved for: 1.5 BCBA; 1.0 APA
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