Grad student earns accolades for conference presentation

Grad student earns accolades for presentation at conference

Jessica Sauter

Grad student Jessica Sauter (pictured) gave an award-winning presentation covering effective interventions to help those with autism hold conversations with other people.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Jessica Sauter, a graduate student in the Master of Science in Behavioral Analysis program at Briar Cliff University, attended the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis conference with her professor, Dr. Corey Stocco on Sept. 24-25. There, Sauter earned second place in the Student Research Award category.

Sauter’s poster presentation, titled "Improving the On-Topic Conversation of Individuals with Autism," covered evaluations of effective interventions for helping those with autism hold dialogue with other people. Sauter competed against 20 other presenters from across the country.

At the conference, Dr. Stocco also shared his expertise. He was invited to present on interview training for college students.

Briar Cliff’s Master of Science program in Behavior Analysis prepares students to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). The graduate degree program emphasizes autism spectrum disorders and partners with regional organizations such as the Pier Center for Autism.

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