Instructor: Salvador Ruiz
|Biography: Salvador (Sal) Ruiz is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been a practitioner using the standard celeration chart for six years. Sal has worked with students from ages 5 through 27, including typically developing learners and learners with developmental disabilities. He has worked in public schools and in the homeschool setting using the principles of behavior analysis and precision teaching. Sal's background includes working as a paraprofessional, a direct care staff member and a behavior specialist. He obtained a B.A. in Sociology from William Paterson University and worked as a paraprofessional in a self-contained high school for students with developmental disabilities. While earning his certificate in behavior analysis from Pennsylvania State University, he worked as a behavior analyst in North Jersey public schools. After earning his master's in psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, he began preparing to apply for a Ph.D. in Special Education at Pennsylvania State University. Working as a research assistant for Dr. Kubina, he has conducted research in the areas of challenging behavior and skill building. He has also presented his work at a variety of local and national conferences. Sal now lives in State College, Pennsylvania, where he is a Ph.D. candidate, and works for Chartlytics. He has been supervising those pursuing BACB certification and conducting research in the areas of visual analysis and decision-making. Sal is an active member of the Standard Celeration Society and the International Association for Behavior Analysis. Sal's career focuses on measurement, visual analysis, the treatment of challenging behavior and supervision. His current interests are the functional analysis celeration chart, challenging behavior, subtypes of functions of behavior, organizational behavior management and training.|
Classes by this instructor
CURRENT ISSUES WITH VISUAL ANALYSIS OF DATA - BEHP1210 Teaches rules for appropriately constructing graphs and identifying errors in graph construction. Covers how the use of discontinuous measures may introduce problems and how to avoid making erroneous decisions with data. Describes how to analyze data on an appropriately constructed graph and the various supports for visual analysis.
July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2