Andy Bondy – Multicultural Aspects of Ethical Practice

1.0 Type II CE Credits/ 1.0 Ethics Credits

This talk was filmed at the 2014 CCBS Ethics Conference in Beverly, MA.

The application of strategies based upon the science associated with Applied Behavior Analysis requires constant referencing to the ethical standards of particular communities. Factors that might influence this process involve issues related to private vs. public schools and other public community settings, cultural factors related to familial practices within our own society, and the ongoing spread of our applications to other countries. This talk will review some of the important questions to review.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will identify ethical issues related to cultural practice within their own setting.
2. Participants will identify ethical issues related to applying various teaching strategies to other countries.
3. Participants will identify ethical issues that may influence transferring applications into public settings (including schools).


About the Presenter:

Andy Bondy, Ph.D., has more than 40 years of experience working with children and adults with autism and related developmental disabilities. For more than a dozen years he served as the director of a statewide public school program for students with autism. He and his wife, Lori Frost, pioneered the development of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). He designed the Pyramid Approach to Education as a comprehensive combination of broad-spectrum behavior analysis and functional communication strategies. He is a co-founder of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc., an internationally based team of specialists from many fields working together to promote integration of the principles of applied behavior analysis within functional activities and an emphasis on developing functional communication skills. (Source: ABAI)