27/11/2013 - Available now…An important new book from Russell House Publishing
22/11/2013 - CBA exhibit part of Naughton Gallery Changing Lives
18/11/2013 - 3rd CBA/QUART Conference discussed in Assembly:
08/11/2013 - CBA celebrating International Day of People with Disability
24/10/2013 - QUB becomes partner in all Ireland DOCTRID Institute
24/10/2013 - The DOCTRID Institute
17/10/2013 - BASE Project Update
11/10/2013 - 7th International conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis- International (ABAI) Conference in Merida, Mexico.
04/10/2013 - CBA invited to present work of CBA to Michaelangelo project in Brussels
04/10/2013 - Minister Edwin Poots speaks at major Centre for Behaviour Analysis event
25/08/2013 - 3rd QUART Conference Report
25/09/2013 - MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis (MScABA)
25/09/2013 - Promoting Inclusion, preventing exclusion: Training workshops (2013-2016)
25/09/2013 - Educational Inclusion for young people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
25/09/2013 - Social Skills Training Programmes for 15-20 year olds with a diagnosis of Autism
02/08/2013 - Hon Research Fellow Dr Neil Martin appointed to UKSBA Board
26/07/2013 - Prof Karola Dillenburger elected Treasurer of the EABA
26/07/2013 - Carers NI awarded research tender from the NIHRC
24/07/2013 - CBA Deputy Director passes her PhD viva in Madrid, Spain Update
24/07/2013 - ASD postgraduate student talks about her experience at QUB
24/07/2013 - Dr Carl Hughes wins International distinguished service award from SABA
24/06/2013 - CBA student Mary Rose Gaw to present at TAGteach international seminar
24/06/2013 - 3rd QUART Conference Preparations Underway
24/06/2013 - Katerina Dounavi (CBA) visits Futuroschool in Paris
24/06/2013 - Grant awarded to CBA from the Queen's Collaboration Fund
06/06/2013 - Visting Research Fellow to address cross-party briefing
30/05/2013 - STAMPll Team News
17/05/2013 - Understanding, Collaboration and Synergy-Building (University College Dublin)
17/05/2013 - NUI Galway Conference 11-12 June, 'Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Research to Practice'
03/05/2013 - CBA collaborating with PEAT
30/04/2013 - Katerina Dounavi awarded the prize at the Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis
30/04/2013 - Launch of Open Learning course 29th April
22/04/2013 - Seminar to mark the launch of the NILT 2012 Life and Times survey results
22/04/3013 - Research Showcase
16/04/2013 - Prof Bill Heward: Helping School aged pupils with Autism succeed in mainstream classrooms
16/04/2013 - Prof Bill Heward: Using science to improve educational outcomes for all students
18/03/2013 - Prof Dillenburger gives talk at the Kennedy Shriver Center
07/03/2013 - Professor Karola Dillenburger speaks at conference in Brussels
04/02/2013 - Prof Dillenburger appointed to the NI Autism Strategy Research Advisory Committee
31/01/2013 - New Open Learning Course - Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child neglect and behavioural parent education Research and practice
By Benny McDaniel & Karola Dillenburger ISBN: 978-1-905541-91-1
Although it is much more common than other forms of child maltreatment,
such as physical or sexual abuse, child neglect has received much less public attention.
At a time when evidence-based practice is demanded in all areas of education,
health and social care, there is surprisingly little empirical evidence on interventions that specifically address the management and prevention of child neglect.
Addressing this gap, this book explains how behaviour-analytic parent education can be used to develop individualised programmes to help parents - particularly those who are vulnerable due to having grown up in State care, having intellectual disabilities, or being young first-time parents - to care for their babies or young children.
The book outlines the well-established knowledge base and methods of behaviour-analytic interventions and guides workers on how to develop individualized programmes that can be evaluated by practitioners, using single-system research designs.
The authors show how to link the programmes with various commonly used parent education techniques in ways that:
? offer a transparent and accountable way of working ? are culturally-sensitive and promote service user involvement ? allow expectations of parents to be clearly outlined and progress to be evidenced ? reinforce parents’ strengths rather than focusing on deficits ? help create positive collaborative relationships ? allow working methods to be adapted quickly to ensure that they are effective in achieving the agreed goals ? enable and empower workers and parents in any context.
Dr Benny McDaniel spent many years managing a residential family assessment unit for Barnardo’s in Northern Ireland and educated many family and child care teams throughout the UK, using methods described in this book.
Professor Karola Dillenburger is an internationally respected educator and researcher and has used methods described here to educate parents in international contexts, including Europe, Australia and India.
They share over 40 years of combined research and practice experience in this book, in theoretical as well as practical explanations. Their individual data collection instruments and assessment checklists are included in the useful and adaptable Practice Tools that are also provided in the book and can be obtained in PDF and Word formats from links provided.
Child care social workers, parent educators, and other professionals committed to safeguarding children from neglect will find here help for their work with all parents. Academics and policy-makers will see how a behaviour-analytic knowledge base can inform both practice and research.
The non-prescriptive approach and its emphasis on adaptability mean this book can be used in study and practice anywhere.
You can obtain Child neglect and behavioural parent education by clicking here
This beautiful patchwork cushion was made by Dorothy Reilly, wife of James Reilly, Minister for Health, ROI. Their son, Jamie Reilly graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2012 with a Masters in Biotechnology. Having been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at 3 years of age his future looked bleak; he was non-verbal and thought to have an intellectual disability. Early on Dorothy worked very hard to teach Jamie as much as she could. She consulted with applied behaviour analysts (ABA) and Jamie started to talk when he was 5 and entered mainstream education at age 11. He went on to achieve 525 out of 600 points in the leaving cert, with an A1 in English and Biology and earned an honours degree in Genetics in Trinity College, Dublin.
Dorothy Reilly made this cushion as a personal gift to Professor Karola Dillenburger in appreciation for her work for people with ASD.
Link to Naughton Gallery Exhibitions here
Since the Minister's opening address at the CBA/QUART conference in the Whitla Hall on Sept 2013, ABA has been discussed in a follow-up question when Mr Sammy Douglas MBE, MCA (MLA) asked Minister Edwin Poots:
"To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety whether he has any plans to introduce Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism, following his address at the 3rd Quart Conference at Queen’s University, Belfast in September 2013."
link to: Sammy Douglas information and click the Assembly Questions link (AQW 27669/11-15)
The Minister's opening address as well as other keynote speakers including Autism Speak's Lorri Unumb can be viewed here
CBA celebrating International Day of People with Disability with a workshop entitled: Behaviour management in the Classroom aimed at Parents, Teachers, Classroom Assistants, Nursery teachers and assistants living and working with Autism Spectrum Disorder. There are many children with autism in mainstream schools. Teachers often report difficulties in managing inappropriate and challenging behaviours in the classroom impacting on teaching time and other children. This workshop will help address these issues by providing delegates with strategies and recommendations on how to manage the most common behaviour issues in the classroom and help children with autism integrate fully in their classroom setting.
Facilitated by Nichola Booth, BCBA. Nichola currently works for the PEAT charity providing training and support to parents and professionals across the province. She is a guest lecturer at Queen’s University on the MScASD and has many years practical experience in working with individuals with autism.
The workshop is supported by the Big Lottery and organised in collaboration with PEAT Charity.
For further details please see are events page, specifically Event 2 under the title Training for Teachers and Parents living and working with Autism Spectrum Disorder 2013-14
QUB becomes partner in all Ireland DOCTRID Institute, Prof Karola Dillenburger signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the DOCTRID Institute at the DOCTRID III conference in Dublin on 15 OCt 2013. DOCTRID stands for Daughters of Charity Technology Research into Intellectual Disability and is an interdisciplinary research institute for intellectual disabilities: The DOCTRID Research Institute was established by the Daughters of Charity (DOC), reaching out to the people at the margins of our society. They contribute to the provision of Child and Family Services, Pre-Schools, Education, Specialised Services for Young People, Services for People with Intellectual Disability, Health Care Services, Services for Older People, Services in Parishes, Family Resource Centres, Services for People who are Homeless, Vincentian Partnership Programmes, Mission Outreaches, Marian Services, Services to the wider Community and Provincial Administration.
In the picture, Prof. Karola Dillenburger is signing the MOU on behalf of QUB. With her are Sr Zoe Killeen and Mr. Dermot Desmond, a leading businessman and Chairman of RESPECT, the fundraising arm of DOC.
The DOCTRID Institute is a collaboration of DOC with the support of all Irish Universities (North and South), the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Michigan State University (MSU) and University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) from the U.SA. Professor Brian Harvey of the RSCI is the Director of Research.
The DOCTRID Institute recently secured an ambitious FP7 Marie Curie COFUND grant (ASSISTID) that will fund 40 postdoctoral research fellows on 2-3 year contracts over the next 5 years. The first call for applications to become a DOCTRID Research Fellow will be open in Jan 2014. Anyone interested in the programme at QUB, please contact the CBA team.
For Further information on DOCTRID click here doctrid.ie
BASE Project update to OFMDFM Project management Dr Julie-Ann Jordan and Prof Karola Dillenburger reported progress of the BASE Project to the OFMDFM Project management board on 17 Oct 2013. Board members included Bernie Redmond, Mental Health/Disability/Older People Directorate (DHSSPS) and lead of the Autism Strategy Group and from the OFMDFM: Janis Scallon, Principal Statistician and Michael Thompson, Deputy Principal Statistician of the Equality Directorate Research Branch; Patricia Carey, Policy Lead; Janet Smyth, Lead for Child Poverty/Poverty and Disability; Paul Galway, Disability policy team.
Also in attendance were colleagues in research branch, Gillian McKeown and Donna McGivern.
The BASE Team congratulates Janis Scallon on her new baby boy, who was born only a few days after the meeting.
You can find more information on the BASE Project here.
Dr Katerina Dounavi Deputy Director of CBA presented a paper entitled "A Unifying Taxonomy of Verbal Behaviour" to the 7th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis- International (ABAI) Conference in Merida, Mexico.
link to Conference Website
A current research project partially funded by the European Commission (FP7- ICT G.A. # 288241) - intends to bring the assessment and the therapy of the autism out of the clinical environment and develop a patient-centric home- based intervention requiring a minimal human involvement and therefore extremely cost effective.
The project exploits ICT and other technologies in assessing and treating the Austistic Spectrum Disorder in children in a more “natural” home environment where non-obtrusive techniques will be used. At the same time the proposed method aims at enhancing the effectiveness of the treatment through its “intensiveness” and “personalization” matching the individual characteristics of the autistic children. MICHELANGELO project is expected to have impacts from the medical, social and economic perspectives. The results of its research work will be validated through an exploratory study with autistic children in France and in Italy.
For more information click here
Speaking at the 3rd QUART (Queen’s University Autism Research and Treatment) Conference in Belfast on Evidence Based Practice for Participation and Inclusion, the Minister referred to the new draft cross-Departmental Autism Strategy and Action Plan, presently being finalised.
Minister Poots said; “This Strategy and associated Action Plan represent the way forward in terms of the joined up cross-departmental approach to providing services and support over the coming years for people with autism, their families and carers.
“The development of this Strategy and Action Plan demonstrate what we can do when we work together – across the statutory and voluntary sectors.”
The Minister continued; “I believe that working collectively; we can build on the good work that has already been achieved. An important element of that will be to raise awareness about autism and how we all have a contribution to make in supporting those with autism and their families and carers to be full participants in our society.”
Ministers opening address
Picture of Professor Karola Dillenburger with Minister Edwin Poots
The 3rd annual QUART conference (on 20th September 2013) attracted 160+ delegates, MLAs, policy makers, teachers, social and health-care professionals, students, parents/carers, and individuals with ASD.
Welcoming delegates to QUB, Prof James McElnay (Acting VC) reminisced about our 2005 Honorary Doctorate Dr Gina Green (Executive Director of uAssociation for Professional Behaviour Analysts) and the long history of excellence in Autism research at QUB/CBA. Edwin Poots, Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, opened the conference and emphasised the importance of cross-sector collaboration.
Dr Lorri Unumb Esq. (Autism Speaks; Vice President for Government Affairs), Invited keynote speaker, lawyer and mother of 12-year old autistic son Ryan, gave an inspirational speech about parent power achieving seismic change, i.e., today evidence-based medically necessary ABA-based treatments are covered by law in nearly all States in the USA. For Autism speaks blog click here. STAMPPPII (FP7 Leonardo funded) was launched with presentations from the European Association for Behaviour Analysis, UU, PEAT, and partner countries Italy, Iceland, Sweden, and Netherlands who outlined how the locally produced SIMPLE STEPS multimedia tutorial was used across Europe to educate parents and professionals. For STAMPPPII report click here. Short paper presentations were followed by student keynote speaker Lisa Ruddy (CBA) on the use of technology to enhance communication of children with ASD.
Picture of all quart conference team: Back row from Left Dr Stephen Gallagher (University of Ulster; UU) Jacqueline Schenk (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherland) Prof Mickey Keenan (UU, PI of STAMPPP) Prof Karola Dillenburger (Centre for Behaviour Analysis, QUB) Minister Edwin Poots (Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety) Dr Lorri Unumb Esq. (Vice President for State Government Affairs, Autism Speaks) Prof James McElnay (Vice Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast) Sigridur Loa Jonsdottir (The State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Iceland) Lisa Ruddy (Student presenter QUB) Front Row from Left: Dr Nanni Presti (The European Institute for the Study of Human Behavior, Italy) Dr Katerina Dounavi (Centre for Behaviour Analysis, QUB) Dr Lise Roll-Petterrson (Stockholm University, Sweden) Dr Neil Martin (European Association for Behaviour Analysis; Behavior Analyst Certification Board; UK-Society for Behaviour Analysis) Prof Tony Byrne (Chairperson, Parents’ Education as Autism Therapists, PEAT)
The CBA are finalising the MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis. This Master’s programme includes a BACB® Approved Course Sequence (4th EditionTasklist) providing a unique opportunity to professionals from a wide range of backgrounds to acquire expertise in ABA, applicable to mainstream and special needs education, inclusion, curriculum and pedagogy. Students who have complete the approved course sequence (and who also have acquired the necessary supervised practice hours; see bacb.com) can apply to sit the exam to be come Board Certified Behavior Analysts.
CBA and parent-led charity, 'Parents’ Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT)', are collaborating in major 3-year Big Lottery grant to enhance educational inclusion for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Bi-monthly workshops will take place at CBA over the next 3 years (total of 15 workshops) developing range of knowledge and skills including ASD, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), behaviour management in the classroom, achieving social confidence, and understanding and improving challenged behaviour. For details about these events please contact PEAT or telephone 028 90 324 882
For Training for Teachers and Parents Flyer click here
Do you know a child with autism who is currently excluded from school or is at risk of being excluded from school, aged 8-20? PEAT has a new project that would provide one to one intervention to children and young people with autism who are currently excluded from school or facing exclusion. This could include formal suspensions or expulsion as well as involuntary suspensions and/or exclusion from peers and from classroom. For more information contact PEAT on 028 9032 4882 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For Educational Inclusion Flyer click here
Do you know a young person with autism who needs help improving their social skills? PEAT is running eight week training programmes for 15-20 year olds with a diagnosis of autism across the province commencing on 30th September 2013 in 5 locations. Additional sessions for 8-14 year olds will take place in early 2014. Further groups will also be offered throughout 2015 and 2016. For more information contact PEAT on 028 9032 4882
For Flyer click here
The inaugural UKSBA elections were held in April and six members were elected to the Board of Governors. The Board then appointed these individuals to the specific roles within the organisation. Jennifer Austin was appointed as President, Louise Denne was appointed as Secretary, and Kate Grant was appointed as Treasurer. The remaining three members were appointed to At-Large posts and include Carl Hughes, Katy Lambert, and Neil Martin. The affiliate members also elected Jane McCready and Mandy Williams as their representatives on the board. Typically one representative would be elected to this post, but given that the votes for the two candidates were tied, both were invited to serve on the board and to share the affiliate vote. Jonathon Beebee was elected as the representative for student members. For the link to the UK SBA website please click here
Prof Dillenburger joins the committee lead by President Dr Robert Mellon, Secretary Dr Børge Strømgren, Basic Science Representative Dr Martti T. Tuomisto, and Applied Science Representative Dr Neil Martin. The European Association for Behaviour Analysis (EABA) is an international organisation that aims to promote Behaviour Analysis in Europe and to provide an international forum within Europe for the study and discussion of matters relevant to behavior analysis. One of the main functions of EABA is to organize congresses in experimental and applied behaviour analysis. At present these are held every two years. Click here for more information.
Carers NI have been awarded a research tender from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Council to provide an evidence base on the needs and rights of carers. There are 215, 000 carers in Northern Ireland saving the economy £4.4 billion each year through their unpaid health and social care contribution. However there can be a heavy cost to the carers, who can experience poverty, social exclusion and poor health due to their caring role. The more substantial the caring role, the greater the likelihood both of a carer being in financial difficulty and also of mental health problems. CBA have previously carried out a number of research projects on the role of caregivers and parent education and will be engaged as consultants to the project.
Congratulations to Katerina Dounavi, Deputy Director of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis, on passing her PhD viva today in Madrid, Spain. We are very proud of you Dr Katerina!
To view Katerina's staff profile click here
Check out our Postgraduate students talking about their experience at QUB, including Stacha talking about the MScASD. Stacha is now on her way to a placement in Australia together with two of other MScASD students. We look forward to hearing more of their work in Melbourne soon. To view the videos click this link Student Videos
Congratulations to Dr Carl Hughes, Keynote speaker at 2nd QUART conference in Nov 2012. Carl won the International distinguished service award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis. For further details about this award click here
Preparations for the 3rd QUART Conference that will be held on the 20th of September 2013 from 9.30 – 4.30 have begun. It has been confirmed that the keynote speakers will be Dr Lorri Unumb from Autism Speaks, Vice President for Government; the STAMPPPII Launch Team from Italy, Iceland, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Norway, and England; and Lisa Ruddy, PhD student from QUB. The title of the conference is “Evidence-based practice for participation and inclusion”. The Call for Papers and Posters is now open and researchers, students, professionals, parents, and individuals affected by ASD are welcome to present their findings from evidence-based behaviour intervention and learning under the following themes: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Evidence-based methods for inclusion, and Participatory methods in and out of school.
Katerina Dounavi (CBA) visits Futuroschool in Paris to conduct an on-site supervision of the centre's educational programme, to meet with parents and offer training to professionals. Futuroschool is part of the Association Vaincre l'Autisme and is one of the few centres in France that offer interventions based on applied behaviour analysis to children, adolescents and young adults with ASD and their families.
The CBA has been granted the Queen’s Collaboration Development Fund in order to develop in partnership with PEAT and Advanced Study Guide for Simple Steps, a multimedia tool translated in several European languages that offers training to professionals and parents of children diagnosed with ASD and empowers them to take action. Simple Steps includes a study guide for foundation and intermediate levels of knowledge and this project aims to develop a study guide for advanced level practitioners (e.g., certified behaviour analysts) who wish to obtain a deeper look at particular topics and obtain CEUs. This project will be completed in the following 2-3 months.
Centre for Behaviour Analysis presents STAMPPP at a workshop at the 2nd International Autism Conference entitled “Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Research to Practice", organised by The Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research at NUI Galway in collaboration with Autism Speaks on the 11th and 12th of June.Over two days there will be key-note addresses as well as workshops aimed at providing practitioners, parents and researchers with the latest evidence based approaches to diagnosis, clinical management and adult service provision. Workshops are aimed to provide practical solutions for parents in the home as well as the latest health and educational approaches for health and educational practitioners.
For the Conference Programme please click here
For further Conference information and to register see the conference webpages here
Registration is €120 for professionals and €60 for parents and students. Early registration closes May 20th.
The Centre for Behaviour Analysis (CBA) is a collaborating partner with PEAT in a new grant funding from the Big Lottery under their Reaching Out Programme.
The PIPE project (Proactive Inclusion through Preventing Exclusion) will help young people who are disengaged from education or at risk of exclusion and disengagement. The project will provide support to individual young people in their home/school setting, as well as social skills groups in each of the education board areas and a virtual buddy app for young people.
Training for parents and teachers will be provided in collaboration with the CBA at Queen's University Belfast which will also be involved in research, evaluation and consultation for the project.
Self-referral from parents, teachers and other professionals will all be accepted. The project should be up and running for the new school term (Sept 2013). For more information about this project please contact PEAT directly on 02890324882 and or email Lynsay@peatni.org
Science and the treatment of autism: A multimedia package for parents and professionals (STAMPII). The STAMPPII team is meeting in Iceland at the end of May, as Simple Steps is being developed in more European languages.
Three of the CBA’s PhD students are taking part in this conference. Lisa Ruddy is a member of the organization committee and is also giving a presentation on “Technology and autistic spectrum disorder: The use of iOS 'apps' in enhancing communication and social skills in children with ASD”. Mary Rose Gaw is presenting on “Examining methodologies for investigating evidence-based practice of off-horseback Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A pilot study” and Catriona Martin ;s presentation is entitled “Improving Behavioural Safety - Using behaviour analysis to teach water safety to children with Autism”.
This course, facilitated by Nichola Booth (BCBA, PEAT), was launched today and will take place on Monday evenings for 5 weeks.
Katerina Dounavi (Centre for Behaviour Analysis, School of Education, QUB) was awarded the prize for the best poster in the 7th Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis (The Psychological Society of Ireland) held on the 26th and 27th of April 2013 in Galway, Ireland. The poster entitled “Using progressive time-delay to teach tacts to an adult diagnosed with post-stroke aphasia” presented an evidence-based procedure derived from the science of Behaviour Analysis to teach to an adult diagnosed with global aphasia to name pictures. The picture to the right is of Katerina Dounavi receiving the prize for the best poster by Dr Patrick Friman.
Prof Bill Heward presented a full day workshop about evidence-based strategies derived from the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis that can enhance learning in mainstream inclusive classrooms for all students including those with Autism Approx 60 delegates attended this workshop and provided extremely positive evaluations: "Amazing day........ anyone who missed this workshop has certainly lost out on such such an inspirational insight into ABA... thanks for the opportunity to meet Bill."
Delegate feedback: 'I’d like to say how much I enjoyed the seminar on Saturday. I am not a professional in the field, just a parent of a child with Aspergers and I found it very uplifting and informative.'
To celebrate World Autism Awareness Day 2013, Prof Bill Heward gave the Invited School talk on effective and evidence-based strategies that help increase academic performance, decrease disruptive behaviours, and facilitate the overall inclusion process of students with Autism in the mainstream classroom.
On Monday, March 18 from 12:00 – 1:30 Karola Dillenburger, PhD, Professor of Behaviour Analysis and Education, Queen's University Belfast will present a talk entitled, “Autism Spectrum Disorder: A European Perspective.” Prof. Dillenburger is also the Director of the Centre for Behaviour Analysis at QUB.
In the USA, behaviour analysis is generally embraced as the key to effective educational and health practice in ASD. Recent advances in information technology (principally, the exaltation of touch screen activated devices) are 1- utilized in behaviour analytic ASD programs and 2- enhanced with behavioural technology, especially in the development of Apps for Autism. Dr. Dillenburger will first outline the prevailing European perspective on ASD interventions and then present SIMPLE STEPS, an innovative multimedia training resource for parents and professionals.
Note: This talk is approved for 1 CEU for BCBA’s.
Lunch will be provided.
Please contact Ellen Isley at 781-642-0124 or email@example.com if you plan to attend either talk or need additional information. The talks are open to the public.
For Flyer please click here.
In the Research Showcase Event held by the School of Education on the 15th of March 2013 and attended by more than 80 delegates, the Centre for Behaviour Analysis presented its research interests and current research projects related to Pedagogy and Inclusion across the lifespan and offered examples of their impact on the improvement of life of individuals.
On Thursday, March 07 Professor Karola Dillenburger together with other international experts gave a talk entitled “Global Challenges and Global Collaboration in Assistive Technologies” as part of the EU Science: Global Challenges Global Collaboration Conference held in Brussels.
As a result of the Autism Act (NI) 2011, the DHSSPS is leading on the development of a cross-departmental Autism Strategy and Action Plan for N.Ireland. A multi-agency Autism Strategy Project Board was established to direct and manage the development of the Plan which was launched for public consultation at the end of November 2012, with a closing date of Mid-March 2013. In parallel with this work, the Minister for Health Social Services and Public Safety established a Research Committee. Prof Dillenburger said of her appointment, ‘I am honoured and delighted to represent QUB on the Northern Ireland Autism Strategy Research Advisory Committee and to be able to contribute to ensuring that services and education for individuals with ASD are firmly based on research evidence’.
These helping strategies will be taught in a practical interactive way, using multimedia training resources, so that participants can utilise them at home or work settings.
This course will be taught by Nichola Booth (PEAT) in Collaboration with Centre for Behaviour Analysis. This course carries 5CATS points at Level 1. For more information visit our Open Learning pages.