Our Latest Research:
Functional Communication Training

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 the most recent peer-reviewed publication by Dr. Fahad Alresheed of CBS’ Orange County team, entitled, “Thinning Schedules of Reinforcement Following Functional Communication Training for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Meta-Analytic Review.”  It’s available now in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders—a medical journal focused on all aspects of autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities.

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A Fourth Year of ABA in China

 


Dr. Joyce C. Tu, Founder and Director of Center for Behavioral Sciences and our related company, ABA Unlimited, returned this week after presenting applied behavior analysis (“ABA”) workshops and lectures during an eleven-day tour of China, including the cities of Wuhan and Hainan (a tropical island off the coast of China); and also Beijing, at the International Symposium on Rehabilitation and Advocacy for Autism.  Filled to capacity, hundreds attended in person and as many as 40,000 attended the symposium online—primarily ABA professionals, educators and physicians.

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CBS at ABAI 2019

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.

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CBS Brings ABA to Peru!

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.

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CBS at the CalABA 37th Annual Western Regional Conference

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. 

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A Third Year of ABA Workshops in China

 


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.

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CBS Partners with CEU Provider:
ABA Unlimited!

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.    

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Autism Therapy Robots, Arise!

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.

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Our Anniversary and Open House!


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.   

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