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Home2014 ABA India conference
Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Fifth Annual Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis- India was held on the 6th and 7th of December 2014 at Hyderabad. For the first time, the Conference was being held in a city where there is no Certified behavior professional.

The key note speakers were Dr. Manish Vaidya and Dr. Karen Wagner. Dr. Manish Vaidya, Ph.D in Behavior Analysis and a faculty at University of North Texas His presentations at the Conference focused on the practical implications of his and others’ research on stimulus control and stimulus equivalence in producing significant improvements in the lives of children with Autism and their families.

Dr. Karen Wagner, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Ph.D in Education with a focus in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, spoke about the need to create a community of professionals and the way forward to a supportive and learning environment. Dr. Padma Palvai, a psychiatrist who works with children and adolescents, made a strong pitch for scientific, evidence based intervention for children with developmental delays and urged parents to make informed decisions for their children.

Ms. Smita Awasthi, Founder Trustee ABA-India also emphasized on the need to empower parents to make appropriate intervention choices for their children.

The Chief Guest Dr. Alekhya Punjala spoke about art and science being seamless and exposing children to art forms could help in creating new interests and talents. For her, dance is her communication and she reiterated that children with autism may also find expression in art forms.

The particpants-parents and professionals had lots of learning through the professional workshops and paper presentations by students of ABA and ABA professionals.

The most impactful session was the one where parents shared their experiences with intervention using ABA with their children. Their stories always send out a ray of hope to other parents who are still groping with the complexities of autism.

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Gita Srikant, BCaBA,
President, ABA-India
Mobile: 09840 023867
Email ID: gita.srikanth@aba-india.org

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