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 Race for Autism!

On April 6, 2019, CBS San Diego staff attended the 15th annual Race for Autism in Balboa Park with over 20,000 others.   The race, presented by National Foundation for Autism Research, has become a tradition for CBS staff.   This year alone, over $125,000 in total donations were raised, helping to support local autism programs, services, parent support and educational initiatives.   And just as important as raising money, we love to show that we’re in this together!

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CBS Lectures for Pepperdine!

On March 13, 2019,  Dr. Joyce C. Tu, Ed.D., BCBA-D, Director of Center for Behavioral Sciences, returned to Pepperdine University’s Irvine Graduate Campus for the fourth time as an invited lecturer.    Dr. Tu’s presentation—addressed to a group of 26 graduate students, including ABA practitioners and future marriage and family therapists—focused on clinical applied behavior analysis (ABA) and effective ABA programs.    We were inspired to see that the group was particularly interested in helping families affected by autism—something close to our hearts and one of our areas of expertise.   At CBS, we love to engage the next generation of ABA professionals, knowing they will make a difference in so many lives!  

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CBS at the Women in Behavior Analysis (WIBA) Conference

Last week, CBS’ Director, Dr. Joyce Tu, attended the 2019 Women in Behavior Analysis (WIBA) conference in Music City—Nashville, along with five CBS Behavior Consultants and staff.   Dr. Tu presented a CBS-sponsored talk and networking session titled, “Finding Comfort and Self Care in Our Professional World.”   Dr. Tu’s talk centered on managing work-related stress in behavior analysis professions.   CBS also presented a morning yoga class.   It was a stimulating conference with many inspiring speakers, and it was great seeing everyone!

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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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