Research Ethics Grand Rounds Panel Discussion: Ethical Applied Behavior Analysis in Practice
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, 12-1 p.m. CT
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has become a ubiquitous service for children with disabilities, particularly those with autism. While proponents of the practice of ABA point to the potential benefits of participating in ABA treatment, there are a growing set of concerns regarding ABA, including ethical concerns raised my multiple self-advocates, advocates, and advocacy groups. In this Ethics Grand Rounds, the panelists will share a background of the controversies surrounding ABA, the challenges facing fieldwide quality improvement, as well as a responsive approach to the practice in which community feedback and input is pivotal to ethical progress of the practice.
Panelists:John Staubitz, M.Ed., BCBA, TRIAD Behavior Consultation Coordinator; Behavioral/Educational Consultant
Zachary J. Williams, B.S.,autistic self-advocate and Vanderbilt M.D./Ph.D. candidate
Amy Weitlauf, Ph.D. (Moderator), Associate Professor of Pediatrics; TRIAD Associate Director of Research
Co-Director, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD); Senior Associate in Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Special Education
- A. Pablo Juarez, M.Ed., BCBA,