william heward 2023

William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D, is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University. He has taught at universities in Brazil, Japan, Portugal, and Singapore and lectured and given workshops in 22 other countries. A Past President and Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Bill’s publications include co-authoring the books, Applied Behavior Analysis (3rd ed., Pearson, 2020) and Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education (12th ed., Pearson, 2022). Awards recognizing Dr. Heward’s contributions to education and behavior analysis include the Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division 25, the Ellen P. Reese Award for Communication of Behavioral Concepts from the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and the Distinguished Psychology Department Alumnus Award from Western Michigan University.

Abstract of his presentation at the ABA International Conference:

This presentation will be held in English.

New Year is Now

Abstract: At this year’s conference, William Heard will explore the meaning of meaningful behavior change and suggest actions behavior analysts, educators, and parents can take to ensure their hard work translates into higher quality of life for the children they serve. The clock is running, and everyone involved—behavior analyst, teacher, family member, and the child—has limited time and resources to contribute. The most pragmatic and ethical way forward requires targeting only those learning outcomes most likely to yield optimal benefit to the child.