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Building Behavioural Solutions conference brings experts to St. Lawrence College


St. Lawrence College (SLC) along with its partner the South East Region Autism Providers (Pathways for Children and Youth, Lanark Community Programs, and Counselling Services of Belleville and District), is pleased to host the ninth annual Building Behavioural Solutions conference on April 19 and 20, 2017 at the Kingston campus.

This conference brings together leading industry professionals, SLC faculty and students from various disciplines with a focus on applied behavioural interventions and related treatments.

Sessions include:

• Achieving Skinner’s vision for the science of behaviour: Obstacles and solutions, changing global behaviour for the better;
• Simple but effective tools to diagnose and deal with conflict in the workplace;
• Diverse applications of behaviour analysis (dentistry, teaching yoga and work with older adults);
• Helping children with autism spectrum disorder and a limited vocal repertoire develop speech sound;
• Paediatric sleep problems from a behaviour analytic perspective;
• Acceptance and Commitment therapy and organizational behaviour management for the ABA practitioner;
• Promoting Advanced Knowledge (PEAK) for children with autism spectrum disorder;
• Treating challenging behaviour for clients with milder forms of autism spectrum disorder.

“We’re so proud to be hosting the Building Behavioural Solutions conference. It’s a fantastic opportunity for St. Lawrence College students in behavioural sciences programs to connect with professionals and agencies from the community and experts in the field. We have been building this expertise with this conference for almost 10 years, and the result is a unique learning experience in which conference attendees collaborate and share best practices, research, and innovative ideas related to the field of behaviour analysis,” said Louise Chatterton Luchuk, Associate Dean of Community Services at St. Lawrence College.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Todd Ward, President of bSci21Media, LLC, which owns the popular website Behavioral Science in the 21st Century. The site aims to disseminate the science of behaviour to the public in an accessible, non-academic, format, and provides continuing education, web design, writing, and entrepreneurial consulting to behavior analysts. He is also a partner at Enso Social Labs and Director of Media, Branding, and Public Relations for the company, which creates sustainable and profitable social change through evidence-based technological and social innovation.   

St. Lawrence College is a leader in the field of Behavioural Sciences, with a unique cluster of programs in Behavioural Science, Autism and Behavioural Science, Communicative Disorders, and Behavioural Psychology. SLC is also home to the Centre for Behavioural Studies, a resource for applied research leading to new best practices, novel educational opportunities and multidisciplinary behavioural interventions.