On May 25-27, 2019, Center for Behavioral Sciences staff—including CBS’ Director, Joyce Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, Clinical Director Shaji Haq, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Behavior Consultant Alex Silva, MA, BCBA, and Dr. Fahad Alresheed—attended the Association for Behavior Analysis International’s (ABAI) 45th Annual Convention in Chicago. The ABAI convention is always a great opportunity to exchange ideas with behavior analysts from around the world.
Applied Behavior Analysis
On April 9, 2019, CBS Behavior Consultant Vanesa Yip, BCaBA lectured regarding applied behavior analysis (ABA) practices in Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. The presentation was organized with the assistance of Universidad Católica de San Pablo’s Psychology Department and Instituto Del Sur.
On February 1, 2019, CBS’ Director Dr. Joyce Tu, along with CBS’ Clinical Director, Dr. Shaji Haq, Assistant Director Ronald Moreno, Behavior Consultant Justin Chan, Dr. Fahad Alrasheed and Technician Juan Rafael, presented two original behavior analytic research studies in a poster session as part of the California Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (CalABA) 37th Annual Western Regional Conference in Long Beach.
At Center for Behavioral Sciences, we’re proud to be on the cutting edge of behavior analysis, as scientific contributors as well as practitioners. So we’re excited to announce that our Clinical Director, Shaji Haq, Ph.D., BCBA-D’s most recent peer-reviewed publication is available now in Behavior Analysis in Practice, a transnational scientific journal.(more…)
Dr. Joyce C. Tu, founder and director of Center for Behavioral Sciences and our related company, ABA Unlimited, traveled to China again last week to present four days of behavior analysis workshops in two cities: Haikou and Guangdong, the most populous cities in southern China’s Hainan and Guangdong provinces. Filled to capacity, there were about 500 attendees—primarily educators and physicians. This is a repeat performance for Dr. Tu, who has presented a series of six applied behavior analysis (“ABA”) workshops in China in three consecutive years, reportedly earning unanimous praise from frontline teachers, industry experts and institutional leaders.
CBS is proud to announce that as of November, 2018, we are partnering with our related company ABA Unlimited (or “ABAU”), as part of our commitment to behavior analysis education. Founded by CBS’ Director, Dr. Joyce C. Tu, ABAU is a Type 2 Authorized Continuing Education (“ACE”) provider through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. ABAU offers live and online professional educational seminars in behavioral health and applied behavior analysis. CBS supports that mission by lending talented speakers and hosting ABAU’s live seminars in CBS’ Southern California offices.
By Astrid Liddel
Some people on the autism spectrum might seem like robots trying to discover how to be human. As an individual diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I can tell you that robots and autism can be a helpful mix. Although modern robot therapy is used primarily in helping children, perhaps someday robots will be used to help people of all ages with ASD.
On Saturday, September 29th, we celebrated Center for Behavioral Sciences’ 14th anniversary and the grand opening of our new 4,100 sq. foot Irvine office, with a gathering of clients and staff! Our new main office is just across the street from CBS’ Intensive Treatment Center. It features five large treatment rooms (including a dedicated space for social skills groups for autism) and conference facilities for workshops, as well as for parent and staff training.
We’re excited to announce our newest service for CBS clients: Social Skills Groups for Autism! Our group sessions are happening now, in our Main Irvine Office! Mastering social skills can profoundly improve life for those with social deficits—particularly in the ability to make and maintain friendships, and to participate in school and the workforce.
By Shaji Haq, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Over the past twenty years, applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment providers for children with developmental disabilities—particularly autism spectrum disorder (ASD)—have multiplied exponentially. But ABA treatment facilities for adults are sparse. This is a tragedy; we’re often stopping short when treatment is still critical, and in some cases, even more so.