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Austin, Tx

APRIL 4–5, 2019

Sheraton Austin Hotel
701 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Register today for the Second Annual Verbal Behavior Conference for professionals in Austin, TX. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the top leaders in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior, and the treatment of people with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities presenting together.

Earn 12 BACB Type 2 CE credits!

Sheraton Hotel Group Rates

1-888-627-8349 and ask for “CTAC VBC Conference Room Block”

Singles and Doubles $189 | Triples $209 | Quads $229

Our Speakers

Vincent Carbone

VINCENT J. CARBONE |

Ed.D., BCBA-D



Dr. Vincent J. Carbone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctorate and New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst. He received his graduate training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Penn State University and graduate programs in Behavior Analysis offered by IESCUM, Parma, Italy, and at the University...

Patrick Mcgreevy

PATRICK MCGREEVY |

Ph.D, BCBA-D



Patrick McGreevy received B.S. and M.A. degrees in Psychology and Special Education, respectively, from the University of Iowa. He was a special education teacher for eight years, working with children and young adults with moderate-to-severe developmental disabilities. He received the Ph.D. degree in Education from Kansas University under the guidance of Ogden R. Lindsley. He has served on th...

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JUDAH AXE |

Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA



Judah B. Axe, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA, is an Associate Professor of Education and Behavior Analysis at Simmons College and the Director of the Special Education Program at Simmons. Dr. Axe received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from The Ohio State University. He conducts research with children with autism and related disabilities in the areas of verbal, social, and challenging behavior. Three current research topics are the effects of problem solving on recalling past events, the effects of echoic responding on multiply controlled intraverbals, and the effects of presession pairing on compliance and problem behavior. Dr. Axe serves on the editorial boards of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Behavioral Interventions. He has served as Chair of the Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Co-Coordinator of the Verbal Behavior Area for the ABAI Conference, Chair of the Student Relations Committee of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, and Trustee and the Continuing Education Coordinator of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

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MARK L. SUNDBERG |

Ph.D., BCBA-D Author of the VB-MAPP



Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D received his doctorate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University (1980), under the direction of Dr. Jack Michael. He is the author of the VB-MAPP, and co-author of the original ABLLS and the book Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. He has published over 50 professional papers and 6 book chapters. He is the founder and past editor of the journal The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, a twice past-president of The Northern California Association for Behavior Analysis, a past-chair of ABAI’s Publication Board, and has served on the Board of Directors of the B. F. Skinner Foundation. Dr. Sundberg has given hundreds of conference presentations and workshops nationally and internationally, and taught 80 college and university courses on behavior analysis, verbal behavior, sign language, and child development. He is a licensed psychologist with over 40 years of clinical experience. His awards include the 2001 “Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award” from Western Michigan University, and the 2013 “Jack Michael Outstanding Contributions in Verbal Behavior Award” from ABAI’s Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group.

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Tamara Kasper |

MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA



Tamara S. Kasper, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA, has practiced as a pediatric speech/language pathologist with emphasis on treatment of children with challenging behavior for nearly 30 years. She has specialized in treatment of children within the autism spectrum for the last 25 years.  Her commitment to the children she serves led her to pursue treatment methods outside the field of speech-language pathology. Under the mentorship of Dr. Vincent Carbone and his protégé, Ms. Kasper became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Ms. Kasper has also completed advanced training in application of Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior and Kaufman’s strategies for apraxia of speech. She is co-author of theK&K Sign to Talk and Speak with Sign Materials. She is the past recipient of the WSHA Clinical Achievement Award and nominee for the ASHA DiCarlo Award. Currently, Ms. Kasper directs The Center for Autism Treatment and provides consulting services, training, and workshops to treatment teams who serve children with autism in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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Francesca degli Espinosa |

Ph.D., BCBA-D



Francesca began her career in behavior analysis working as a tutor for a child with autism,
in the UK in 1996. During that time she became interested in interventions that could both
define and establish generalized learning: the ability to demonstrate novel responses within
an operant class without each individual response having been previously reinforced. She
was the Lead Clinician for the first UK-based EIBI outcome study (Remington et al., 2007) at
the University of Southampton and within that context developed the Early Behavioral
Intervention Curriculum (EBIC) an intervention framework derived from functional analyses
of language, which subsequently formed the principal focus of her Ph.D. (2011).
Her clinical and research interests focus on advanced applications of contemporary analyses
of verbal behavior (Horne & Lowe, 1996; Michael, Palmer, & Sundberg, 2011) as a basis for
teaching generalized verbal repertoires, and, thereby, as a means of minimizing the need to
teach specific individual verbal responses. Currently, she runs a small diagnostic and
assessment clinic in the UK and teaches behavior analysis at the University of Salerno, Italy,
her home country.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019

DAY 1

7:30 - 8:30

Registration, Coffee Bar

8:30 - 9:30

Speaker 1

9:30 - 10:30

Speaker 2

10:30 - 10:45

Break

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch

12:45 - 1:45

Speaker 4

1:45 - 2:45

Speaker 5

2:45 - 3:00

Break

3:00 - 4:00

Speaker 6

4:00 - 5:00

Panel Discussion

5:30 - 6:30

Poster Presentation

6:30 - 8:30

Cocktail Party

(6 hours CE BACB Type 2)

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019

DAY 2

7:30 - 8:30

Coffee Bar

8:30 - 9:30

Speaker 1

9:30 - 10:30

Speaker 2

10:30 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 11:45

Speaker 3

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch

12:45 - 1:45

Speaker 4

1:45 - 2:45

Speaker 5

2:45 - 3:00

Break

3:00 - 4:00

Speaker 6

(6 hours CE BACB Type 2)

Cocktail Welcome Reception

April 4th

The Sheraton in The Yard

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