ABACLive Webinar with Salvador “Sal” Ruiz, PhD, BCBA-D
May 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Presented through the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. Helping those who help others, one live webinar at a time.
Dr. Salvador Ruiz presents “Precision Solutions for the Treatment of Problem Behavior”
Friday, May 14, 2021
11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Eastern/NY)
This event is FREE for the general public.* Or available for the discounted price of $65 with 3 BACB® Learning CEUs.
Behavior Assessments are a common practice in the treatment of problem behavior in schools, clinics, and home settings. Specifically, Descriptive Assessment is utilized to identify antecedent and consequences that maintain challenging behavior. However, issues with analysis can occur during data collection. Precision Teaching is a measurement system that when paired with Descriptive Assessment can create a practical approach to data collection, decision making, and development of effective treatment.
Target Audience: Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.
By the end of this event, participants should be able to:
- Select pinpoints as definitions for behavior to reduce.
- Identify fair pair replacement behavior responses.
- Identify the components of the Standard Celeration Chart.
- Match analytic tactics with metrics to determine maintaining variables of problem behavior.
Salvador “Sal” Ruiz is a Ph.D., BCBA-D and has been using the Standard Celeration Chart (SCC) for seven years. Sal has worked with students from ages 5-27, including typically developing and learners with developmental disabilities. Sal has worked in various setting using the principles of Behavior Analysis and Precision Teaching.
Sal’s background includes working as a paraprofessional, direct care staff, and behavior specialist. Sal obtained a B.A. from William Paterson University in Sociology and worked as a paraprofessional in a self-contained high school for students with developmental disabilities. While earning his certificate in behavior analysis from Penn State University, he was working as a Behavior Specialist in New Jersey public schools. After earning his Master’s in Psychology at The Chicago School he began preparing to apply for a Ph.D. in Special Education at Penn State University. Working as a research assistant with Dr. Kubina he has conducted research in the areas of challenging behavior, sexual education, and skill building. He has also presented his work at a variety of local and national conferences.
Sal applied his training in Precision Teaching and Behavior Analysis to treat challenging behavior in the public school setting. His work led him to pursue a Ph.D. to contribute to the literature in Behavior Analysis. He currently supervises those seeking BACB certification, teaches, and conducts research. Sal’s career focuses on measurement, visual analysis, the treatment of challenging behavior, teaching, and supervision. His current interests are challenging behavior, Organizational Behavior Management, functions of behavior, and training. Sal is a Ph.D. holder and an active member of the Standard Celeration Society.
*This event is FREE for the general public. For those that want a certificate of completion for continuing education credits please purchase the discounted CEs. This event is being offered at the discounted ABACLive Cambridge Center Series price for CEUs (Learning). (Register on ABAC website) Behavior Analysts may earn continuing education for viewing the live event or recording.Behavior Analysts: 3 CEUs (Learning) and Psychology CE Credits (Visit ABAC website for complete information.)
The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series of webinars are presented by Board of Directors, Trustees, Advisors, Senior Fellows of the prestigious Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.
The ABACLive Cambridge Center Series is the result of a collaboration between The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) and The Applied Behavior Analysis Center, Inc (ABAC) designed to make behavioral health education accessible to the global community of professionals working to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
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