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ABACLive Cambridge Center Series Presents: Dr. Salvador “Sal” Ruiz : Precision Solutions for the Treatment of Problem Behavior


Friday, May 14, 2021

Salvador “Sal” Ruiz PhD., BCBA-D

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm eastern (New York)

Recording Availability:

You must register prior to the LIVE event to have access to the video. Video closes 10 days after the LIVE webinar.

Video closes 5/24/21 at 11:59 pm eastern (New York)

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Event Information


Behavior Assessments are a common practice in the treatment of problem behavior in schools, clinics, and home settings. Specifically, Descriptive Assessment is utilized to identify antecedent and consequences that maintain challenging behavior. However, issues with analysis can occur during data collection. Precision Teaching is a measurement system that when paired with Descriptive Assessment can create a practical approach to data collection, decision making, and development of effective treatment.

Target Audience: Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.


By the end of this event participants should be able to:

1. Select pinpoints as definitions for behavior to reduce
2. Identify fair pair replacement behavior responses
3. Identify the components of the SCC
4. Match analytic tactics with metrics to determine maintaining variables of problem behavior


Salvador “Sal” Ruiz is a Ph.D., BCBA-D and has been using the Standard Celeration Chart (SCC) for seven years. Sal has worked with students from ages 5-27, including typically developing and learners with developmental disabilities. Sal has worked in various setting using the principles of Behavior Analysis and Precision Teaching.

Sal’s background includes working as a paraprofessional, direct care staff, and behavior specialist. Sal obtained a B.A. from William Paterson University in Sociology and worked as a paraprofessional in a self-contained high school for students with developmental disabilities. While earning his certificate in behavior analysis from Penn State University, he was working as a Behavior Specialist in New Jersey public schools. After earning his Master's in Psychology at The Chicago School he began preparing to apply for a Ph.D. in Special Education at Penn State University. Working as a research assistant with Dr. Kubina he has conducted research in the areas of challenging behavior, sexual education, and skill building. He has also presented his work at a variety of local and national conferences.

Sal applied his training in Precision Teaching and Behavior Analysis to treat challenging behavior in the public school setting. His work led him to pursue a Ph.D. to contribute to the literature in Behavior Analysis. He currently supervises those seeking BACB certification, teaches, and conducts research. Sal’s career focuses on measurement, visual analysis, the treatment of challenging behavior, teaching, and supervision. His current interests are challenging behavior, Organizational Behavior Management, functions of behavior, and training. Sal is a Ph.D. holder and an active member of the Standard Celeration Society.


The presenter and/or presenter's  family members do not have financial arrangement or affiliation with any of the products, organizations, or programs mentioned during this talk.


    • Behavior Analysts earn 3 CEUs (Learning): LIVE & RECORDING
    • Psychologists earn 3 CEs: LIVE & RECORDING
    • Not eligible for NBCC, AOTA, or ASWB credit hours. You may download a certificate of attendance if your profession is not represented.


Please read the following information carefully:

    • You must attend the entire event to receive credit.
    • Must pass post-tests with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes.
    • For ABAC's continuing education approvals statements please view our Continuing Education page.


11:00 am: Introduction
11:05 am: Webinar begins
12:30 pm: 10 minute break
12:40 pm: First Q&A session
12:50 pm: Webinar resumes
1:45 pm: Second Q&A session
2:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms