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November 4, 2019

Peer Mediated Instruction for Middle School Students with Autism

October 24, 2019 | 3:000 – 4:00 pm | Neville Scarfe Room 308A

Peer-mediated instruction (PMI) is an evidence-based practice that involves supporting typically developing peers to interact with learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) within natural environments.  This session will provide an overview of PMI research, followed by a description of a PMI research study conducted in a middle school.  The study employed a low-intensity instructional package with classmates of three students with ASD. The results will be discussed in terms of advantages, disadvantages, and limitations.

Thea Brain is the Director of Early Autism Project.

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April 1, 2019

Detecting Anxiety Disorders in Youth with ASD

March 19, 2019 | 2:00 – 3:30 | Neville Scarfe Room 278

Children with ASD frequently experience co-occurring anxiety disorders, yet these anxiety disorders can often go undetected, given the overlap of anxiety and autism symptoms. In this talk, Dr. Kerns will review research on the prevalence, presentation and assessment of anxiety disorders in children with ASD. Implications for treatment of anxiety in children with ASD will also be considered.

Dr. Kerns is an Assistant Professor of Department of Psychology at UBC.

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February 26, 2019

Examining Preference for Social Interactions and Teaching Procedures in Children with Autism: Results of Two Studies

February 19, 2019 |2:30 – 4:00 | Neville Scarfe Room 310

Tyla Frewing, Ph.D., BCBA-D and Sarah Pastrana, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Consultants, Semimahoo Behaviour Analysts, Inc.

This presentation will include two recent studies on identifying and increasing reinforcing stimuli, which are essential components of behavioural interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The first study compared two methods for making praise more valuable for individuals with ASD. The second study evaluated participants’ preferences for three methods of reinforcer delivery, as well as the effectiveness and efficiency of the three methods when teaching new skills.

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Teaching STEM (including Coding and Robotics) to Students with ASD

February 5, 2019 |2:30 – 4:00 | Neville Scarfe Room 278 (Library Block)

Vicki Knight, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of ECPS

This presentation will articulate the rationale for including students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) curricula and contexts. Dr. Knight will focus on her innovative research in this area to support this rationale, especially in the areas of coding and robotics. In addition, she will discuss methods she has used internationally to train professionals to promote content-based learning for all students in the classroom.

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December 14, 2018

Building Provincial Capacity in Autism Spectrum Disorder: The CIRCA Training Initiative

December 5, 2018 | 2:30 – 4:00 | Neville Scarfe Room 278 (Library Block)

Dr. Bopp presented a brief overview of the status of the CIRCA training initiative, which is supported with funds from the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). The goal of the initiative is to develop autism-related training materials and resources to support a wide range of professionals, paraprofessionals and families throughout the province. The presentation described the results of a co-design process used to develop a 3-year strategic plan and provided a research review on best practices for online versus face-to-face training that will be taken into consideration as new materials are developed.

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November 1, 2018

Don’t They Know It’s Friday? : A Clinician’s Guide to Cultural Competency

Tiffany Dubuc, MS, BCBA, Doctoral candidate in ABA, Chicago School of Professional

October 23, 2018 |10:30 – 12:00 | Neville Scarfe Room 310

Entrusted with the clinical, educational, social and/or behavioural progress of our clients in today’s culturally dynamic and ever-changing world can be challenging. The need for cultural competency, and thoughtful dissemination of Western therapeutic practices has never been greater. In this talk, the presenter will share some hard-earned insights gained by 10 years of applied behaviour analytic (ABA) clinical practice across countries and states, including those within the Arabian Gulf, South-East Asia, and India.

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March 26, 2018

The goal of the PACE (Parent and Child Early) Coaching Project is to develop, implement, and evaluate a parent coaching intervention in selected BC communities, for children aged 15 to 30 months who are at risk for autism spectrum disorder.  The project is housed in UBC’s Faculty of Education under the leadership of Principal Investigator Dr. Pat Mirenda. This 26-minute video provides an overview of the project after 12 months of implementation.

July 26, 2017

Public Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Weiss, York University, UBC Summer Scholar

Individuals with autism often struggle with managing anxiety, anger, or depression, and increasingly, interventions are being used to help address these difficulties. These treatments are best provided within a context of supporting families and healthy environments. This lecture reviews the evidence for individual, family, and community interventions. The presentation is suited for parents, professionals, and students.

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January 31, 2017

Ainsley Boudreau, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology
BC Children’s Hospital

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November 22, 2016

Dr. David Trembath
Senior Lecturer, Menzies Health Institute Queensland
Griffith University, Australia

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June 8, 2016

Laura Grow, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Professor, Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS)
Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

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May 10, 2016

Sara White, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Clinical Director, Sendan Autism and Behavioral Services
Bellingham, WA

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April 27, 2016

BC-ABA Student Alliance Video – April 2016 – with:

Laura Grow, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Professor, Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS)
Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

 

April 21, 2016

Tyla Frewing, MSc, BCBA, UBC Doctoral Student (ECPS)
Behaviour Analyst with Semiahoo Behaviour Analysts, Inc.

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March 9, 2016

Paola Colozzo, Ph.D., RSLP, Assistant Professor, UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

Stefka Marinova-Todd, Ed.D., AssociateProfessor, UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

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December 8, 2015

Joan Broto, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Behavior Consultant & Associate at Semiahmoo Behavior Analysts, Inc.,

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November 17, 2015

Dr. Rashmeen Nirmal is a Psychologist at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, B.C. Children’s Hospital.

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CiTR, UBC radio station interviews:
Topic:“Post-Secondary Students with ASD”
Dr. R. Nirmal
starts from beginning to 28-minute mark
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Dr. P. Mirenda
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October 29, 2015

Joanne Volden, PhD, Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Alberta

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March 31, 2015

Javier Virués-Ortega, PhD, BCBA-D, Senior Lecturer in applied behaviour analysis, University of Auckland

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March 11, 2015

Tara Hodgson, RN, MSN, Program Head, Pediatric Specialty Nursing, British Columbia Institute of Technology

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February 11, 2015

by Emily Gardiner, PhD, Post-doctoral fellow, UBC Child and Family Research Institute

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January 21, 2015

Paola Colozzo, PhD, Assistant Professor, UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences

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November 27, 2014

Richard Stock, PhD, BCBA-D Coordinator, Applied Behaviour Analysis-Autism Department, Capilano University

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October 30, 2014

Miriam Elfert, PhD, BCBA, Behaviour Consultant and Program Manager, Reach ABA Program; Contract Faculty, Disability and Community Studies Department, Douglas College.

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April 16, 2014

Pat Mirenda, PhD, BCBA-D, Professor, Faculty of Education, and Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA), University of British Columbia

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Autism Sensory Intervention References, 2014
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March 20, 2014

Elina Birmingham, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University.

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February 26, 2014

Jim Tanaka, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology; and Director, Centre for Autism Research, Technology, and Education (CARTE), University of Victoria

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November 21, 2013

Laura Grow, PhD, BCBA-D, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, UBC

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October 17, 2013

Carole Zangari, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor and Director of the Tyler Institute, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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April 30, 2013

Lauren Binnendyk, PhD, BCBA-D; Director, West Coast Feeding and Behaviour Specialists

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March 5, 2013

Suzanne Lewis, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG; Clinical Professor and Director, Autism Spectrum Interdisciplinary Research (ASPIRE) Program, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC

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February 4, 2013

Elizabeth Athens Klar, PhD, BCBA-D; Clinical, Director, ABA Learning Centre and Instructor, Douglas College

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December 3, 2012

Stephanie Jull, PhD, BCBA-D; Faculty, Capilano University ABA‑Autism Program; and Director of Sport and Recreation, Canucks Autism Network

Recommended Book and link to purchase:
Getting into the Game: Sports Programs for Kids with Autism
purchase on Amazon.ca

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November 5, 2012

Paul Malette, PhD, Clinical Director, CBI Consultants, Ltd.

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October 27, 2012

Co-sponsored by UBC’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA), the BC Association for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA) and the BC Association for Behaviour Analysis (BC-ABA)

October 2, 2012

Nicholas Watkins, MSc, BCBA; Faculty, Douglas College Disability and Applied Behavior Analysis Program

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March 6, 2012

Dr. Mari Pighini, UBC Institute for Early Childhood Education and Research and Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology and Special Education

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November 23, 2010

Dr. Anthony Bailey(UBC)

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October 26, 2010

Transforming Parent-Child Relationships in Family Routines: A Longitudinal Study with 10 Families of Children with Developmental and Problem Behaviour
Dr. Joe Lucyshyn (UBC)

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