RESEARCH

Our Commitment to Advancing Knowledge

At Knospe-Lerncenter, we are dedicated to advancing the field of therapeutic services through rigorous research and innovation. Our commitment to research is rooted in our belief that evidence-based practices are essential for providing the highest quality of care. We continuously strive to improve our methods and outcomes by staying at the forefront of scientific discoveries and clinical advancements.

We aim to contribute valuable insights and practical solutions that benefit not only our clients but the wider community and field of therapeutic services.

Director of Research

We are proud to announce the appointment of our first Director of Research. This pivotal role will be filled by a distinguished expert in the field, who will officially join our team in Spring 2025.

The Director of Research will spearhead Knospe-Lerncenter’s commitment to advancing knowledge and practices in therapeutic services. With a robust background in clinical research, the new director will drive innovative studies, enhance evidence-based practices, and foster a culture of continuous improvement within the organization.

This appointment marks a significant step in our mission to deliver cutting-edge therapeutic solutions. Our new director’s expertise will be instrumental in guiding our research initiatives and ensuring that we remain at the forefront of scientific and clinical advancements.

The new Director of Research will lead several key initiatives, including:

  • Overseeing current research projects and launching new studies in ABA, OT, PT, and SLP.
  • Collaborating with external research institutions and academic partners.
  • Implementing innovative methodologies to enhance treatment outcomes.
  • Publishing findings in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at industry conferences.

Ethics of AI

In June 2024, David Cole and Sarah Carstens presented at the Best of ABA conference in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. This conference, known for gathering leading experts in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from around the globe, provided an excellent platform for discussing cutting-edge research and advancements in the field.

Our presentation focused on the evolution and impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in ABA, offering a deep dive into the conceptual, ethical, and practical issues surrounding the integration of AI into behavioral analysis and therapy. We traced the journey of AI from its early beginnings, highlighting key milestones and breakthroughs, and explored how these advancements are transforming ABA practices today.

The presentation was well-received, sparking insightful discussions among attendees about the future of AI in ABA. We are honored to have been part of this esteemed speaker list and look forward to continuing our contributions to the field.

Stay tuned for more updates on our research and advancements in AI and ABA!

Summer Intensive for Early-Career Professionals

Summer 2025

We are thrilled to offer an exciting opportunity for early-career Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) to join a weeklong intensive program in Germany, set for summer 2025. This program will feature sessions on international perspectives in ABA, interdisciplinary approaches, policy and funding insights, and cutting-edge topics such as AI in behavior analysis. Participants will engage with global pioneers, explore therapeutic environment design, and attend workshops including on the 7 Steps to Motivational Control. This program promises to enhance your skills, expand your network, and provide valuable insights into the future of ABA globally.

Stay tuned for more details on this transformative event!

Baylor University OTD Capstone 

We are proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Baylor University to become a capstone site for their Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program. This partnership will provide advanced learning opportunities for Baylor’s OTD students, allowing them to engage in hands-on, real-world experiences under the guidance of our expert clinicians. Through this collaboration, we aim to contribute to the development of future leaders in occupational therapy and enhance the quality of therapeutic services provided to our community. We look forward to a fruitful partnership with Baylor University and the positive impact it will bring to the field of occupational therapy.

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