These training materials were created for the Autism Center of Excellence at Western Michigan University.
Expert: Dr. Alan Poling is Professor of Psychology at Western Michigan University. He received his B.A. from Alderson-Broaddus College, his M.A. from West Virginia University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. A Fellow of Divisions 3, 25, and 28 of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Poling has published 12 books and roughly 350 articles and book chapters and served as the research advisor of 35 Ph.D. recipients. They, and he, have conducted research and done conceptual work in several areas, including behavioral pharmacology, clinical psychopharmacology (with special emphasis on the effects of psychotropic drugs in people with developmental disabilities), applied behavior analysis, gender issues, animal welfare, quantitative analysis, learning processes, and research methods. ;Dr. Poling was recognized as a Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Western Michigan University in 1996 and as a Distinguished Alumnus of West Virginia University in 1999. In 2003, he received the Western Michigan University College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Research and Creative Activity Award. In 2016, he will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Association of Behavior Analysis, a Translational Research Award from the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and an International Humanitarian Award from the American Psychological Association.
"Pharmacology And Autism"
Entire video (1:03:49)
- Rationale for medication usage in individuals with autism (1:40)
- What are we treating? (2:59)
- Concerns with prevalence of medication usage (5:24)
- Concerns with usage of medication (14:25)
- Discussion of fad treatments (23:26)
- Potential changes in sensitivity during non-medication interventions (24:57)
- Advice for medication usage (30:00)
- Less is more (32:06)
- Role of the BCBA (32:48)
- Collaboration with medical professionals (38:45)
- What to look for during medication usage with client? (45:23)
- How do we talk to parents about medication? (50:40)
- Future directions (58:19)