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Conference brings experts to St. Lawrence College


St. Lawrence College is pleased to host the third annual Building Behavioural Solutions conference on Friday, April 20, 2012. The conference, entitled Learning With Our Community: Fostering Strategies for Everyday Application, is offered in partnership with the South East Region Autism Service Providers.

The conference features noted experts, including Dr. Hank Roane Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics – Upstate Medical University who will discuss Behaviour Analysis and Skepticism, Joanne Ritchie, MS, BCBA Consultant, Autism Spectrum Program – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, who will lead a session on the development of the Art of Conversation, a “train-the-trainer” program developed by the Autism School Support Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ross Violo Behaviour Therapist – Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences discussing Conducting Functional Analysis on Chronic, Complex, and High Risk Behaviour within the Dual-Diagnosis Population, Heather J. Kadey, MS, BCBA Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry – Upstate Medical University, who will discuss, Behavioural Assessment and Treatment of Feeding Problems in Children with Autism and Related Disorders and Deborah Dimmick Smith, Ph.D., First Year Coordinator, Professor/Bachelor’s Program in Behavioural Psychology at SLC - with Eilish Parkinson, BAA who will discuss Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

“We’re thrilled to have such high profile speakers and presenters in this field at the College,” said Kim Trudeau-Craig, one of the conference organizers and professor in the Behavioural Science Technology program at St. Lawrence College. “We know graduates from our three programs in the Behavioural Sciences are highly regarded, and hosting this conference for the third year is a great way to build our reputation and connection with our community.”

The conference also includes a Behavioural Science Technology 40th anniversary celebration. Alumni, former and current faculty and staff, community behavioural science professionals are invited to join in celebrating 40 years of excellence in Behavioural Science Technology.

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About St. Lawrence College

Located along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, SLC has three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston. St. Lawrence College boasts 6,500 full-time students from Canada, and more than 40 countries worldwide. Our college community includes 20,000 part-time students, 1,000 staff, and more than 70,000 alumni. We also serve more than 3,000 Employment Services clients annually. The college has recently invested in the development of Applied Research with many exciting projects in progress. In addition, revitalization of our campuses is underway to support new and innovate new programs including; Wind Turbine Technician, Game Development Technician, and Fine Arts, among others.

Laura Tulchinsky
St. Lawrence College, Communications
613-544-5400, ext. 1291