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…)
Applied Behavior Analysis
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.
We’re excited to announce that effective September 1, 2018, CBS opens its fourth office, now including two treatment centers in Irvine! CBS has converted its original main office to an intensive treatment center with facilities for in-depth functional analysis assessments (FAAs) located at 17911 Sky Park Circle, Suite E, Irvine, CA 92614. You can also visit our more expansive new main office just across the street at 17802 Sky Park Circle, Suite 108.
Last week for the second consecutive year, Dr. Joyce Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, founder and Director of Center for Behavioral Sciences, and CBS Behavior Consultant Coco Liu, M.A., traveled to China for 10 days to share the science of behavior analysis. CBS lectured and presented a series of workshops on topics in behavior analysis for over 250 special education teachers in Beijing, Taiyuan and other major Chinese cities.
By Ronald Moreno, M.A., BCBA
In 2011, Senate Bill 946 mandated that all health insurers in the State of California provide coverage for Behavioral Health Treatment (BHT) services, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), for all individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis regardless of age. ABA was finally recognized as a medically necessary treatment for individuals with ASD! In July 2014, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) received federal approval to provide BHT services as a Medi-Cal benefit for individuals under the age of 21 with an ASD diagnosis.