Dr. William Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D

William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D, is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. A Fellow and Past President of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Bill has been a Fulbright Scholar in Portugal, a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Keio University in Tokyo and at the University of São Paulo, and given lectures and workshops in 22 other countries. His publications include coauthoring the books, Applied Behavior Analysis, Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, and Sign Here: A Contracting Book for Children and Their Parents, each of which has been translated into several foreign languages. Awards recognizing Dr. Heward's contributions to behavior analysis include the Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 25, the Ellen P. Reese Award for Communication of Behavioral Concepts from the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and the Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award from Western Michigan University. Bill's research interests include "low-tech" methods for increasing the effectiveness of group instruction in inclusive classrooms and strategies that promote the maintenance and generalization of newly learned knowledge and skills.

Applied Behavior Analysis: Using Science to Improve Education Outcomes for all Learners

Date: November 16, 2019                                                                                     Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) will be defined, some common misconceptions about it discussed, and 12 reasons suggested why ABA is ideally suited to help improve education. Several examples of ABA-informed teaching tactics derived that make instruction more effective (and fun) for all students in inclusive classrooms will be presented. Video clips of teachers using the techniques will be shown and participants provided with guidelines and resources for implementing the tactics.