We are excited to announce that CBS opened a new location in Fontana in October, for staff training only. The location is 13819 Foothill Blvd, Suite K, Fontana, CA 92335. CBS strongly emphasizes staff training and education, and the Inland Training Center is part of that commitment.
Dr. Joyce Tu, Ed.D, BCBA-D, Director of Center for Behavioral Sciences, traveled to China for the second time this year to share the science of behavior analysis. Dr. Tu traveled to four cities in China within Liaoning and Shanxi, serving as a consultant and lecturer on topics in behavior analysis for over 300 special education teachers. These teachers were part of the Chinese Federation for Disabled People, which is supported by the Ai You Foundation. Currently, Ai You has two of the largest children’s healthcare projects of their kind in the world.
In April, 2017, Dr. Joyce Tu, Ed.D, BCBA-D traveled to Romania on behalf of Center for Behavioral Sciences, along with other invited speakers from all over the world for the Bucharest International ABA Conference. Ten international lectors attended from Great Britain, the United States, Norway, and Spain to present the newest theories and practices in Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Tu presented CBS’ original research on the following topics: “The Role of Joint Control in Manded Selection Responses and Generative Responding,” and “Teaching Social Verbal and Non-Verbal Behavior to Children with Autism.”
No School….What to Do?
A Few Simple Ways to Beat Boredom and Prevent Behavior Problems
Now that the excitement of the holidays has subsided, it is now December 26th and you, or rather, the kids have at least one week of NO SCHOOL! The thought of entertaining the kids throughout an entire day can be daunting. The best way to combat this stress is to arm yourself with a bag full of activities. This may mean you need to fight the crowds and head to your local craft store, or limit play with the new toys that Santa has delivered so they can be incorporated as a new activity during the week. As you would plan out your meals if you were on a diet, you can plan your activities for the days ahead and be prepared.
CBS’ Director, Dr. Joyce Tu, Ed.D, BCBA-D, traveled to Boston again this month for the B.F. Skinner Foundation’s annual board meeting. Sheila Habarad, Editor-in-Chief of the B.F. Skinner Foundation’s quarterly publication, Operants, interviewed Dr. Tu, along with Dr. Julie Vargas, Bruna Columbo dos Santos, and Monalisa Leao, for the inaugural Operants podcast!
The California Association for Behavior Analysis is hosting its annual 30th Western Regional Conference from Wednesday, February 15th through Saturday, February 18th. This year, our own Dr. Joyce Tu is the Conference Co-chair. In addition, the Center for Behavioral Sciences will present on the topic: Using a Verbal Behavior Approach to Teach Skills to Children with Autism.