Research Events

ACI Conferences and Workshops

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ACI Learning Centers research team of BCBA’s travels to a variety of national conferences presenting groundbreaking research and offering interactive workshops.


Upcoming Events

September 19, 2019- Symposium- Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) 39th Annual Meeting

Playing and Pretending: A Behavioral Approach to Teaching Pretend Play 

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, Melissa Schissler, BCBA, and Mollie Richert, BCBA
Ponte Vedra, FL

September 21, 2019- Workshop- Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) 39th Annual Meeting

Teaching the Foundational Components of Pretend Play 

Nancy Champlin, BCBA & Melissa Schissler, BCBA 
Ponte Vedra, FL

September 29, 2019- Symposium - 10th International Conference - Stockholm, Sweden

Playing and Pretending: A Behavioral Approach to Teaching Pretend Play 

Nancy Champlin, BCBA & Melissa Schissler, BCBA

October 17-18, 2019- Workshop- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Let’s Play the Behavioral Way! 

Nancy Champlin, BCBA & Melissa Schissler, BCBA

Past Events

July 25-26, 2019- Workshop- Colorado Springs, CO

Let’s Play the Behavioral Way! 

Nancy Champlin, BCBA & Melissa Schissler, BCBA
Atlanta, GA

July 18-19, 2019- Workshop- Melbourne, FL

Let’s Play the Behavioral Way! 

Nancy Champlin, BCBA & Melissa Schissler, BCBA
Atlanta, GA

May 23-27, 2019- Symposium- Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 45th Annual Convention

Playing and Pretending: A Behavioral Approach to Teaching Pretend Play

Nancy Champlin, BCBA; Melissa Schissler, BCBA; Mollie Richert, BCBA
Chicago, IL

May 23-27, 2019- Workshop- Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 45th Annual Convention

Utilizing the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum to Teach Play and Language Skills

Nancy Champlin, BCBA; Melissa Schissler, BCBA; Mollie Richert, BCBA
Chicago, IL

April 11-13, 2019- Symposium- Association of Professional Behavior Analysts Convention

Evaluating and Teaching Pretend Play

Nancy Champlin, BCBA; Melissa Schissler, BCBA; Bailey Bosc, BCaBA; Mollie Richert, BCBA
Atlanta, GA

January 18-20, 2019- Poster- 13th Annual Autism Conference

Teaching the Foundational Components of Pretend Play and Language to Children Diagnosed with Autism

Melissa Schissler, BCBA
San Francisco, CA

January 18-20, 2019- Poster- 13th Annual Autism Conference

Assessing Typical Children’s Imaginary Play to More Effectively Program for Children With Autism

Bailey Bosc, BCaBA
San Francisco, CA

September 2018- Symposium- Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) 38th Annual Convention

A Behavioral Approach to Targeting Play Skills and Language Acquisition 

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, Melissa Schissler, BCBA, and Bailey Bosc, BCaBA
Bonita Springs, FL

May 25, 2018- Workshop- Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 44th Annual Convention

A Systematic Approach to Teaching Play Skills

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, and Melissa Schissler, BCBA
Friday, May 25, 2018 8:00am-3:00pm
San Diego, CA

May 26, 2018 – Symposium- Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 44th Annual Convention

A Behavioral Approach to Teaching Play Skills

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, Melissa Schissler, BCBA, and Bailey Bosc, BCaBA
Saturday, May 26th, 2018 4:00pm-4:50pm
San Diego, CA

April 20, 2018- Symposium- Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) 2018 Convention

Assessing and Teaching Pretend Play and Language

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, Melissa Schissler, BCBA, and Bailey Bosc, BCaBA
Friday, April 20, 2018 10:30am-12:00pm
St. Louis, MO

March 23, 2018- Symposium – Women in Behavior Analysis

Assessing Typically Developing Children’s Independent and Sociodramatic Play Skills

Nancy Champlin BCBA, and Melissa Schissler, BCBA
Friday, March 23, 2018 11:00am-11:50am
Nashville, TN

March 9, 2018 – Symposium – California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) 36th Annual Convention

Assessing and Teaching Pretend Play and Language

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, Melissa Schissler, BCBA, Mollie Richert, Bailey Bosc, BCaBA
Friday, March 9, 2018 3:15pm-4:45pm
Santa Clara, CA

May 29, 2017 – Symposium- Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 43rd Annual Convention

Learning to Play and Playing to Learn

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, and Melissa Schissler, BCBA
Friday, May 29, 2018 8:00am-3:00pm
Denver, CO

May 26, 2017 – Workshop- Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 43rd Annual Convention

The Use of Behavioral Intervention to Teach Developmentally Appropriate Play Skills

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, and Melissa Schissler, BCBA
Friday, May 26, 2017 8:00am-3:00pm
Denver, CO

March 24, 2017- Symposium- Association for Professional Behavior Analysis (APBA)

The Use of Behavioral Intervention to Teach Developmentally Appropriate Play Skills

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, Melissa Schissler, BCBA, Mollie Richert, Bailey Bosc, BCaBA
Friday, March 24, 2017 10:10am-11:40am
New Orleans, LA

2017- Symposium – Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) 37th Annual Convention

The Use of Behavioral Interventions to Teach Children with Autism Appropriate Play Skills

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, and Melissa Schissler, BCBA
Friday, October 6, 2017
Daytona Beach, FL

May 29, 2016 – Symposium – Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 42nd Annual Convention

The Use of Behavioral Interventions to Teach Children with Autism Appropriate Play Skills

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, Melissa Schissler, BCBA, Mollie Richert, Bailey Bosc, BCaBA
Friday, May 29, 2016 3:00pm-3:50pm
Chicago, IL

2016 – Symposium – Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) 36th Annual Convention

The Use of Behavioral Interventions to Teach Appropriate Play Skills

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, Melissa Schissler, BCBA, Mollie Richert, Molly Sylvester, BCBA
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2016 – Workshop – Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) 36th Annual Convention

The Use of Behavioral Interventions to Teach Appropriate Play Skills

Nancy Champlin, BCBA, and Melissa Schissler, BCBA
Ft. Lauderdale, FL