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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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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ABA Must Not Overlook Adolescents and Adults

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.

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CBS at the CalABA 36th Annual Western Regional Conference

        

On March 9, 2018, CBS’ Director Dr. Joyce Tu, along with CBS’ Assistant Director Ronald Moreno, Clinical Manager Alex Silva, and behavior consultant Angie Montero presented two original behavior analytic research studies in a poster session, as part of the California Association for Applied Behavior Analysis 36th Annual Western Regional Conference in Santa Clara. The studies are entitled “Teaching Metaphorical Tacts to Individuals Diagnosed with Autism,” and “Teaching Autoclitic Responses to Children Diagnosed with Autism.” CBS is proud of its ongoing contributions to the field of applied behavior analysis, and we are grateful to all study participants.

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