Conference Information

Day One: Practical Functional Assessment and Treatment of Severe Problem Behavior

Morning: Functional Assessment of Severe Problem Behavior: A Focus on a Safer, Faster, and More Effective Process
Afternoon: Treating Severe Problem Behavior: A Focus on Strengthening Socially Important Behavior

Day Two: Implementing the PFA process with students served by sponsoring organization

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Shannon Ward, M.S., BCBA
From: Gregory Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA’s Team

Shannon Ward has been applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behav-iors of children and adolescents with and without disabilities for 15 years. Shannon worked as a private in-home therapist providing individualized behavior analytic services and early-intensive behavior interven-tion (2004-2012), worked as an early childhood special education teacher (2010-2012), trained and worked at The New England Center for Children (2012-2018), and recently worked at The New England Center for Children in Abu Dhabi where she conducted applied research on assessment and treatment of problem behavior and teaching meaningful life skills to children and adolescents diagnosed with autism living in the United Arab Emirates (2018-2019). Shannon received a bachelor’s degree in Early Child-hood Education and Early Childhood Special Education from Saint Louis University and a master’s and doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis from Western New England University.
Shannon has conducted research in the areas of assessment and treatment of problem behavior, functional communication training, extending treatments to caregivers and caregiver training, and social validation of assessment and treatment services. Shannon serves as a sub-review committee member for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and as a guest reviewer for Behavioral Interventions.

Date: May 7th-8th, 2020
Daily Sign In: 7:45am
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Glasbern Inn, 2141 Packhouse Road, Fogelsville, PA 18051
Accommodations: Rooms on hold at the Glasbern Inn. For availability and room pricing contact the Glasbern Inn at (610) 285-4723 (mention ABA Support Services). Limited set number of rooms available for the conference. Reserve rooms no later than January 23, 2020.
Cost: $395.00 per person
Included: Continental Breakfast, Beverages, Lunch, Snacks. 1 hour lunch.
Payment Methods: credit card, check, money order
Conference Registration: Contact Robin at (610) 365-8373 ext. 203 or
Information: Limited # of seats available
CE Credits: 14 hours. Certificates given upon completion of the conference. Each day of the conference sign in/out for the Conference. Pre-registration is required for the conference.