14th Annual NJABA Conference

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wayne Fuqua


Wayne Fuqua (Ph.D., BCBA-D) is a Professor of Psychology at Western Michigan University where he served as the Chair of that Department for 14 years.  Dr. Fuqua’s research and scholarly interests span a range of topics including autism, health psychology, gerontology, evidence-based practice, dissemination of behavior analysis, ethics, and behavioral approaches to sustainability and climate change.  His contributions have been recognized with several appointment and awards including:  election as a Fellow for the Association of Behavior Analysis; a Distinguished Service Award at WMU; the Jacobson Award from New York State ABA; and a term on the Michigan Autism Council.  He has produced a series of training videos that feature interviews and demonstrations with leaders in behavior analysis.

Presentation Title

Evidence-based Practice in ABA:  Detecting and troubleshooting Treatment Failures


Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a multi-component process in which practitioners select, refine and deliver clinical services based on a) the best available scientific evidence, b) unique client and contextual features, c) training and competence of the practitioner, d) ongoing clinical progress monitoring and decision making and e) early detection and trouble-shooting of treatment “failures.”

In addition to providing an overview of EBP principles as applied to ABA practice, this presentation will provide guidance on how to define and detect treatment failures.  It will also provide a recommended checklist for ABA practitioners to trouble shoot treatment failures.



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