Robert Horner- Implementing Behavior Analysis at Scales of Social Importance: Taking ABA to Scale


1.0 Type II CE Credits

About the presentation:

The keynote will focus on strategies for expanding the role of behavior analysis in our society.  Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) will be used as an example of behavior analytic principles being implemented and adopted by over 23,000 schools in the United States. Lessons learned from this experience include (a) the role of rigorous research results to guide both the design of clinical procedures and the implementation process, (b) the value of treatment integrity measures in the implementation process, (c) the critical contribution that behavior analysis has made by focusing on measurement of observable behavior, and (d) the need to focus on the design of organizational systems as well as clinical interventions

Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Define the distinction between clinical implementation and large-scale programmatic implementation of evidence-based behavioral practices.
  • Define the role of treatment integrity in large-scale implementation of behavioral practices.
  • Define the elements of a “host environment” that is likely to both implement and sustain evidence-based practices.