May Institute Posters, Symposia, and Workshops, ABAI 2017


SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017

12:00 PM–3:00 PM POSTER #65 (144)
Measuring and Enhancing the Quality of Life of Individuals with Disabilities through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D

Area: PRA; Domain: Applied Research

Shannon Barry (May Institute)

Erin McDermott (May Institute)

ROBERT F. PUTNAM (May Institute)

Chair: Eric Boelter (Seattle Children's Autism Center)

Discussant: Hugo Curiel (Western Michigan University)


12:00 PM–3:00 PM POSTER # 65 (141)
PBIS Tier 3 Development and Implementation in Adult Services

Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D

Area: TBA; Domain: Service Delivery

JUSTIN KELLY (May Institute)
Undrea Cato-Steele (May Institute)
Melissa Russell Strout (May Institute )
Michelle Graham (May Institute

Chair: Eric Boelter (Seattle Children's Autism Center)

Discussant: Hugo Curiel (Western Michigan University)


3:00 PM–4:50 PM SYMPOSIUM #85
The Role of Social-Positive Reinforcement in the Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior

Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 1C/D

CE Offered: BACB

Video Modeling to Train Staff to Deliver Preferred Qualities of Attention

TRACI TABER (School Psychology)

Nathan Lambright (May Institute)

Getting Behavior Analysis in Schools: Building and Maintaining Relationships with Educators

Convention Center 401/402



CE Instructor: Scott P. Ardoin, Ph.D.

Chair: Scott P. Ardoin (UGA Center for Autism and Behavioral Education Research)

Instruction Level: Intermediate

CE Offered: BACB

Target Audience: Professionals who serve as consultants in schools or are interested in serving as school consultants.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:
(1) Describe a framework for school consultation;
(2) Apply the logic of functional assessment to a collaborative relationship with an educator;
(3) Explain how systemic change in schools can be achieved via consultation.

Keyword(s): behavioral interventions, consultation, functional assessment, schools

8:00 PM–10:00 PM ABAI EXPO POSTER #144 (136)
Positive Behavior Support Special Interest Group

Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D

Robert F. Putnam (May Institute)

ROSE IOVANNONE (University of South Florida/ Florida Center for Inclusive Communities)

SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017

4:00 PM–5:50 PM SYMPOSIUM #502

Utilizing Qualitative Methods to Inform Behavior Analytic Research

Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 2B

CE Offered: BACB

Integrating Stakeholder Feedback Into a Comprehensive, School-Wide Intervention Through Qualitative Research Methodology

(Applied Research)

Krystal M. McFee (University of South Florida)

SUZANNAH J. IADAROLA (University of Rochester)

Sheri Grace (Appalachian State University)

Sharon Hodges (University of South Florida)

Rose Iovannone (University of South Florida; Florida Mental Health)

Tristram Smith (University of Rochester Medical Center)

Cynthia M. Anderson (May Institute)


5:00 PM–5:50 PM SYMPOSIUM #312
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), AKA PBIS: What is the Role of Behavior Analysts?

Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall D-G


CE Instructor: Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D.

Chair: Robert F. Putnam (May Institute)

Discussant: Rose Iovannone (University of South Florida/Florida Mental Health)

Instruction Level: Intermediate

CE Offered: BACB

Scaling up Applied Behavior Analysis: Implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in Schools and Other Organizations

(Service Delivery)

ROBERT F. PUTNAM (May Institute)

5:00 PM–5:50 PM POSTER #256
A Review of Evidence-Based Interventions for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders in School Settings

Area: EDC; Domain: Applied Research

RYAN JAMESON MARTIN (National Autism Center at May Institute)

Cynthia M. Anderson (National Autism Center at May Institute)

Chair: Jessica L. Thomason-Sassi (New England Center for Children)

Discussant: Jacqueline N. Potter (University of Massachusetts Lowell)