Research and Application

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Research Events

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 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

Past Events

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

Podcasts

Episode 1: Why Teach Pretend Play? A Behavioral Perspective

Episode 1: Why Teach Pretend Play? A Behavioral Perspective

A podcast focusing on the research and application of pretend play and language skills. CEU’s available for purchase soon!

More Information Coming Soon

Nancy Champlin and Melissa Schissler offer in-depth training on each Stage of play in the Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC).

Downloadable Resources

PPLAC

PPLAC Assessment

Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC) Assessment
Download the full PPLAC assessment and progress monitoring form here

Download the full brief PPLAC assessment here

PPLAC Datasheets

Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum (PPLAC) Datasheets 
Download the PPLAC Stage 1 datasheet  here

Download the PPLAC Stage 2 datasheet here

Download the PPLAC Stage 3 datasheet here

Download the PPLAC Stage 4 datasheet here

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