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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kelsey Ruppel

Topic: Skill-Based Treatment for Automatically Reinforced Interfering Behavior


The Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment processes (Hanley
et al., 2014) were designed with a focus on problem behavior sensitive to social
reinforcement, such as escape from adult-led tasks to child-led play with specific
forms of adult attention.

However, recent research has extended the Skill-Based Treatment to behavior
sensitive to automatic reinforcement. This presentation will discuss such
applications, drawing a distinction between dangerous behavior and behavior that is
not dangerous but interferes with learning under some conditions. Such a distinction
leads to discussion of when behavior such as stereotypy should and should not be
treated. We will then discuss the use of Skill-Based Treatment to teach learners with
autism to refrain from stereotypy when it interferes with important learning
opportunities and to allocate stereotypy to times and places in which it is not
interfering. The presentation will also discuss the use of Skill-Based Treatment to
address mouthing of non-food items. Future directions in this line of research will be

About this event

NHABA Annual Conference will be held in-person and virtual attendance option. Saturday, 9/11/21 from 8:30 – 5:20 in Concord, NH 6.5 CEU’s

NHABA will have a Clinical and Business Track this year!

NHABA’s clinical speakers: Kelsey Ruppel, Brett DiNovi, Paul Gavoni, Peter Gerhardt, Byron Wine and Antonio Harrison.

NHABA’s business track includes Karen Luscelle on Business Valuation and Maryann Kristiansen, Beth Daragon an Karen Luscelle who will discuss: Managing the challenges of starting and running an ABA business.

For up to date conference speakers and details, like NHABA on Facebook


Date And Time

Saturday, September 11, 2021

8:30 AM – 5:20 PM EST


In person and Virtual

Graponne Center
70 Constitution Ave
Concord, NH 03301

This event is not hosted by FTF Behavioral Consulting. Please click here for ticket and event information.


Sep 11, 2021
8:45 am - 10:00 am

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