Japan Charity Autism Conference:
Maximizing Progress with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
The Charity Autism Conference – titled ‘Maximizing Progress’, co-organized by Autism Partnership and Tokyo Association of International Preschools (TAIP), will be held on February 22, 2020 in Tokyo!
Drawing from over 40 years of research and clinical application of Applied Behaviour Analysis, Dr. Ronald Leaf and Mr. Toby Mountjoy will discuss the most effective elements of treatment to maximize the potential of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Children with ASD have amazing potential! Despite deficits in language, social and recreation skills children have the ability to learn to fully communicate and acquire the necessary social skills so that they can have meaningful friendships. Our speakers will also share the strategies that Autism Partnership has developed over decades and that have helped children reach their potential.
The aim of the conference is to educate parents, caregivers and teachers on effective treatment to ASD, and to share expertized ABA knowledge in terms of child’s behaviors, language, learning how to learn and issues related to autism.
|Date:||Feb 22nd, 2020 (Saturday)|
|Time:||9:00 – 16:00|
K. International School
|Fees:||Free of Charge|
|Capacity:||250 seats (First Come, First Served)|
|Topic Areas :||1. Facts and Fiction
2. Maximizing Progress
3. Dealing with Challenging Behaviors
4. “Learning How to Learn”
|Continue Education Credits:||Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA): 6 points|
4 Topic Areas
1. Facts and Fiction
There is a great deal of misinformation and confusion regarding issues such etiology, prognosis and treatment options. In order to effectively navigate the maze of ASD it is essential to critically analyze the issues that parents and professionals confront on a daily basis so as to develop the most effective intervention strategies.
2. Maximizing Progress
Students with ASD have tremendous potential. Unfortunately, the expectations for students with ASD have historically be way too low. This has greatly affected how children are taught. Lower expectations have influenced decision on educational strategies as well as curriculum. Effective programing efforts can help our student’s reach their potential and most importantly maximize the quality of their lives.
3. Dealing with Challenging BehaviorsDisruptive behaviors such as aggression, non-compliance, inattention and not responding directly interfere with the learning process. Unfortunately, many of the strategies that are employed such as ignoring, timeout or reprimands are simply not effective in the long term. Moreover, they often are not practical for teachers and parents to effectively utilize. Surprisingly, reducing or eliminating disruptive behaviors can not only be effective but rapid as well as teacher and parent friendly.
4. “Learning How to Learn”
Acquiring “learning to learn” skills is absolutely pivotal in a child’s success. It is teaching children the process of learning. It is the foundation, perhaps the pivotal skill necessary for them to acquire all other skills. Often when a child is struggling in learning beginning or even advanced skills it is often because the child is deficient in this area. Learning how to understand feedback, remaining calm, and paying attention are just a few of the skills that are critical to accelerate the learning process.
|Dr. Ronald Leaf
Co-founder and Director
Dr. Ronald Leaf is a licensed psychologist who has over forty years of experience in the field of autism. Dr. Leaf began his career working with Professor Ivar Lovaas, while receiving his undergraduate degree at UCLA. Subsequently, he received his doctorate under the direction of Prof. Lovaas. During his years at UCLA, he served as Clinic Supervisor, Research Psychologist, Lecturer and Interim Director of the Young Autism Project. He was extensively involved in several research investigations, contributed to “The Me Book”, and is a co-author of “The Me Book” Videotapes, a series of instructional tapes for teaching autistic children. Dr. Leaf has consulted to families, schools, day programs and residential facilities on a national and international basis. Dr. Leaf is also the Executive Director of Behavior Therapy and Learning Centre, a mental health agency that consults with parents, care-providers and school personnel. Dr. leaf is co-author of “A Work In Progress”, “Time for School”, “It Has to Be Said”, “Crafting Connections” and “A Work In Progress Companion Series”.
|Mr. Toby Mountjoy
Mr. Toby Mountjoy (MSc, BCBA) is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. With over 20 years of experience working with individuals with ASD, he has been extensively trained by Dr. Ronald Leaf, Dr. Mitchell Taubman and Dr. John McEachin. Besides overseeing the Autism Partnership operation in Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines and Singapore with over 200 staff, including psychologists, consultants and therapists, he has also provided consultations to school districts, agencies, and families worldwide. Mr. Mountjoy has also contributed chapters to publications such as “Sense & Nonsense” and “It’s Time for School”. In 2007, he founded the charitable Autism Partnership Foundation and Aoi Pui School to offer more services for children with Autism.
Ms. Doris Zhao
Tel: 2174 6818