Saturday, 27 July 2019

8:00 am Registration Desk Opens
8:30 - 8:45 am ABA Australia President's Welcome Address

Dr. Tessa Taylor, BCBA-D

8:45 - 10:15 am Keynote Address: Supporting Teachers as Behavioral Engineers: Creating High-Quality Trainings for School Contexts

Dr. Claire St. Peter, BCBA-D


10:15 - 10:40 am Morning Tea
10:40 - 11:10 am Creating a flexible verbal self in adolescence using DNA-v: The youth model of CBS

Dr. Louise Hayes

11:10 am - 12:25 pm Symposia: Everyday ABA with Diverse Populations.


Discussant: Dr. Angelika Anderson, BCBA-D

Challenges when conducting functional analyses of challenging behaviour with people with dementia
Ebonee Hodder & Angela Arnold-Saritepe, BCBA-D

Check-In Procedure to Increase Engagement with Adults with Acquired Brain Injuries
Jacqueline Munro, Emma Baker & Katrina Phillips, BCBA

Improving Academic Teaching - Interteach
Jacqueline Munro, Katrina Phillips, BCBA & Sveta Daly

12:25 - 1:40 pm Lunch
1:40 - 3:10 pm Keynote Address: Ethics of Evidence-based Practice and the Dangers of Pseudoscience

Dr. Russell Lang, BCBA-D

1.5 BACB Ethics CE

3:10 - 3:55 pm Applied Behaviour Analysis at Zoos Victoria - What's the Function?

Sue Jaensch

3:55 - 4:20 pm Afternoon Tea
4:20 - 5:20 pm Invited Speaker: The UN CRPD (2006): Implications for behaviour support practitioners and clinical practice

Dr. Jeffery Chan

5:20 - 6:20 pm Invited Speaker: NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission PBS Framework: Strengthening Practitioner Capability

Tracey Harkness

6:20 - 8:00 pm Social Event and Poster Session
8:00 pm End of Day 1

Sunday, 28 July 2019

8:00 am Registration Desk Opens
8:30 -10:00 am Keynote Address: Collateral Benefits of Operant Play Interventions for Children with Autism

Dr. Russel Lang, BCBA-D


10:00 - 10:25 am Morning Tea
10:25 - 10:55 am Integrating Behaviour Analytic Therapies with Self-regulation Skills

Dr. Lucius Arco

10:55 am - 12:10 pm Symposia: Applications of ABA in older populations

1.5 BACB Ethics CE

Working across the age groups – similarities, differences, and ethical considerations

Dr. Megan Borlase, BCBA-D

Restricted Practices in Out of Home Care

James Bellman, BCaBA, Nekia Stewart, BCaBA, and Dr. Alayna Haberlin, BCBA-D

Working with Trauma – The application of ABA

Leah Flanagan and Dr. Alayna Haberlin, BCBA-D

12:10 - 12:25 pm Stimulus Fading- Drinking from a Cup

Liz Dickson

1225 - 1:25 pm Lunch
1:25 - 2:55 pm Keynote Address: Impacts of Reduced Treatment Integrity on Intervention Outcomes

Dr. Claire St Peter, BCBA-D


2:55 - 3:25 pm Invited Speaker: Behavioural enrichment for captive platypuses 

Dr. Jessica Thomas

3:25 - 3:50 pm Afternoon Tea
3:50 - 4:50 pm Invited Speaker: An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour Management and How You Can Apply It in Your Organisation

Donna Quay

4:50 - 5:05pm
Applying a Performance Improvement Framework to Behaviour Support in Human Service Settings

John Wooderson

5:05  - 5:55 pm Paper Session: Treatment packages for individuals with developmental disabilities

Comprehensive treatment of challenging behaviours

Joanne Watkins, BCBA

Essential for Living: Functional Life Skills for Adolescents and Adults with Disabilities

Lauren Cowled, BCBA


5:55 - 6:00 pm President's Closing Statements & Acknowledgements
6:10 - 7:00 pm Annual General Meeting - All members and non-members welcome

Conference Abstracts and Speaker Biographies