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Trumpet Presents Autism Research at Association for Behavior Analysis International

Trumpet Behavioral Health serves as an industry thought leader in autism research

woman giving a presentationThis spring, members of the clinical team from Trumpet Behavioral Health (Trumpet) presented new autism research at the 2018 Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA-I). As a national network of PhD and masters-level Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBAs®), Trumpet actively invests in the advancement of applied behavioral analysis (ABA).

With a dedicated research department that is home to PhD-level researchers and thought leaders, Trumpet is changing the way ABA therapy is provided around the United States.

“Trumpet is thrilled to have had the opportunity to not only attend ABA-I and learn what other ABA providers are doing, but to actively contribute to the research literature,” says Amber Valentino, PsyD, BCBA-D and Trumpet’s executive director of research and clinical standards. “This year, we had five different presentations that spanned topics from cultural diversity to teaching question asking. Our team seeks to not only further the ABA industry through innovative research, but to also directly improve the lives of our clients.”

New autism research presented by Trumpet Behavioral Health

Paula Braga-Kenyon, PhD, BCBA-D and Trumpet’s chief clinical officer participated in a panel discussion on the topic of interactions between different cultures when delivering ABA therapy entitled, “Crossing the Borders with Behavior Analysis: Barriers Encountered by Our Workforce When Interacting With Different Cultures.” Trumpet senior clinical leaders also presented the following autism research:

  • Stimulus Equivalence: From Conceptual Issues to Translational Research. Dr. Braga-Kenyon discussed different dimensions of behavior analysis as they pertain to stimulus equivalence, or a learner’s ability to make untrained but accurate connections between stimuli.
  • Recent Research and Social Implications for Vocal and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Language Interventions. Valentino presented her work titled “Teaching Mands for Information using “Why” to Children with Autism,” which investigated innovative teaching arrangements to teach children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) how to ask the question “why” under the appropriate environmental conditions.
  • A Model for Increasing Access to Literature in Human Service Agencies. Jessica Juanico PhD, BCBA-D and Dr. Valentino described how literature request systems promote ethical behavior in large service agencies, as part of a symposium entitled, “Seeking Guidance in Clinical Practice: The Scholarly Literature and Ethics.”
  • Using Instructive Feedback to Teach Untrained Operants. Sarah Veazey, BCBA and other members of the Trumpet clinical team presented new autism research that explored whether instructive feedback presented following a tact trial would aid in the participant’s acquisition of intra-verbal repertoire.

A commitment to our families

Due to its size and expertise, Trumpet Behavioral Health has a large impact on the global applied behavior analysis industry. Our core value, however, is putting our clients first. Every advancement we make in autism research is made to benefit the very families we serve.

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