36th Annual TxABA Conference

 

February 11-14, 2021: Online

Early Registration is open through October 2, 2020

Student Member
Registration

$45

Affiliate/Voting Member
Registration

$120

Non-Member
Registration

$210

   

2021 Conference Tracks

TxABA hosts presentations across eight conference tracks, covering a wide variety of topics. All presenters are invited by TxABA Track Coordinators. Click the track below to view presenter biographies and the conference schedule for that track. You may view the full conference schedule by clicking "schedule" on the side of the page.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders 1 (NDD1)

The NDD tracks host presentations related to research and application of behavior analysis to individuals diagnosed with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The NDD1 and NDD2 tracks host the same kinds of talks. TxABA has two NDD tracks as these are often the most highly attended presentations at our conference. Topics include, but are not limited to, behavior and reinforcer assessment methods, teaching of verbal behavior, techniques for treating problem behavior, issues specific to certain populations or environments (e.g., working with children or adults with autism), and applied research for individuals with NDDs.

Presenters include:

  • Vince Carbone
  • Claudia Dozier
  • Andy Bondy
  • Terry Falcomata
  • Amber Valentino

Neurodevelopmental Disorders 2 (NDD1)

The NDD tracks host presentations related to research and application of behavior analysis to individuals diagnosed with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The NDD1 and NDD2 tracks host the same kinds of talks. TxABA has two NDD tracks as these are often the most highly attended presentations at our conference. Topics include, but are not limited to, behavior and reinforcer assessment methods, teaching of verbal behavior, techniques for treating problem behavior, issues specific to certain populations or environments (e.g., working with children or adults with autism), and applied research for individuals with NDDs.

Presenters include:

  • Jonathan Tarbox

Professional

The Professional Track hosts presentations on non-clinical professional issues pertaining to the application of behavior analysis. Topics can include, but are not limited to, insurance, ethics, BACB supervision, public policy, certification, owning and running a business, licensure, and legislation updates.

Presenters include:

  • Cindy Graham
  • Jill Harper
  • Rany Thommen
  • Gina Green
  • Amanda Zangrillo

General

The General Track hosts presentations on any topic not covered by the other conference tracks. As such, the topics that can be covered in this track cover a board area of science and application. Topics can include, but are not limited to theory & philosophy, animal training, the history of behavior analysis or science, verbal behavior, behavioral medicine, behavioral economics, and applications with non-DD/ID populations.

Presenters include:

  • Timothy Vollmer
  • Stephanie Kuhn
  • Dave Richman
  • Amanda Laprime
  • Charlotte Mann

Education

The Education Track hosts presentations on behavior analysis applied to education, primarily with non-DD/ID populations. Topics can include, but are not limited to, precision teaching, direct instruction, instructional design, interteaching, individual and group contingency management in classroom settings, behavior analytic research conducted in educational contexts, and application of behavior analysis in public education.

Presenters include:

  • Kent Johnson
  • Sarah Pinkleman
  • Jeanne Donaldson
  • Rebecca Morgan
  • Erinn Whiteside

Social Issues

The Social Issues track hosts presentations on issues broadly pertaining to human welfare and culture. Topics can include, but are not limited to, poverty, environmental sustainability, social justice, cultural analyses (e.g., metacontingencies), and at-risk youth.

Presenters include:

  • Jomella Watson-Thompson
  • Kaston Anderson-Cooper
  • Ramona Houmanfar
  • Sarah Richling

Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)

The OBM Track hosts presentations on behavior analysis applied in business settings and organizations. Topics can include, but are not limited to, performance management, health and wellness in the workplace, behavior-based safety, behavioral systems analysis, behavioral ergonomics, consumer behavior analysis, and applied OBM research.

Presenters include:

  • Nicolas Weatherly
  • Lori Russo
  • Jennifer Dantzler
  • Cloyd Hyten
  • Nicole Gravina

Research

The Research Track hosts presentations on basic research in behavior analysis. Topics can include, but are not limited to, behavioral pharmacology, neuroscience, stimulus equivalence, relational frame theory, delayed discounting, behavioral momentum, timing, and conceptual issues in behavior analysis.

Presenters include:

  • Dave Palmer
  • Christoph Guger
  • Caleb Hudgins
  • Louise Barrett

Conference Sponsors

TxABA would like to thank the following organizations for their sponsorship of the 2021 conference.