2019 MOABA Conference

Joshua Pritchard, Ph.D., BCBA-D



About the Presenter

Dr. Joshua Pritchard has been in the field of behavior analysis since 2000 and has worked with a wide variety of populations with diverse behavioral issues. He has been a faculty member in several universities including Southern Illinois University’s behavior analysis program, as well as with Florida Tech.  During his time with FIT, he developed and was the chair of the Florida Tech Hybrid Master of Arts in Professional Behavior Analysis. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in behavior analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno. His professional experience includes providing direct consultation services for a wide range of ages and populations in behavior acceleration and deceleration. Pritchard has served as a consultant with state facilities under review by the Department of Justice, consulted internationally on behavioral programs and setting up practicum experience, and conducted remote supervision of international students desiring certification in behavior analysis. His expertise is requested from around the globe to consult on setting up, refining, and maintaining behavior analytic centers for persons with autism and related disorders.   Lately he has begun focusing on how technology can help enhance the reach of our science.

Friday November 15, 2019 - AM Workshop Option 1

Technology’s promise for Behavior analysis

Abstract: Artificial intelligence and machine learning are revolutionizing how humans interact with their world.  While industries are being disrupted by the use of information technology. AI promises to liberate humans from repetitive mental tasks in the same way that the industrial revolution liberated us from repetitive manual tasks. This talk will describe what promise AI holds for behavior analysts in terms of analysis and treatment.