07/10/2015 - Prof Dillenburger meets senior Chinese government and NGO officials at International autism conference and visits autism school in Beijing, China
07/10/2015 - Prof Karola Dillenburger featured in Japanese Newspaper
02/09/2015 - The Use of Video Self-Modeling Intervention to Toilet Train Children With Autism
02/09/2015 - Combinations of Prompt and Target Response Modalities and Their Impact on Emergent Relations and Teaching Efficiency
01/09/2015 - Paper by Prof Dillenburger:Why reinvent the wheel? A behaviour analyst's reflections on pedagogy for inclusion for students with intellectual and developmental disability
01/09/2015 - Brno, Czech Republic
15/07/2015- 1st Summer School organised by EABA in beautiful Rethymno, Crete
03/07/2015- Prof. Karola Dillenburger contributed to a brief video on the benefits of writing an article for The Conversation
09/06/2015 - Yini Liao, Doctoral student at CBA had her oral presentation at the All-Ireland Conference for Doctoral Researchers
The International Autism Therapy and Rehabilitation conference took place in Beijing, China from 23-24 Sept 2015. Prof Dillenburger was invited to deliver a keynote address and a number of workshops on the history of autism and ABA in Europe and the Verbal Behaviour Approach. Over 250 professionals and parents of children with autism attended. As part of the conference Prof Dillenburger met with senior government and NGO officials. She also was invited as honorary consultant to visit a school for children with autism
A consultation meeting with the Mayor of Izu City, one of the largest cities near Mt Fuji, the Honourable Kikuchi took place on 30 Sept 2015 in Izu City to discuss the contribution applied behaviour analysis (ABA)-based interventions can make to one of the main health issues in Japan, the ageing population and co-occurring dementia.
The Honourable Kikuchi was very interested to hear about the use of ABA-based early interventions for children on the autism spectrum, however he was particularly taken by the effectiveness of ABA-based interventions with the ageing population. Other participants in the meeting included the Japanese Behaviour Analyst Dr Sakurako Tanaka of the University of Hokkaido, Japan, Dr Neil Martin, Director of International Development of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Prof Dennis Moore and Dr Angelika Anders, from Monash University, Melbourne Australia.
A discussion on the symposium entitled “The Use of Video Self-Modeling Intervention to Toilet Train Children With Autism” was offered by Prof Karola Dillenburger at the 8th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International that took place in Kyoto, Japan between the 27-29 September 2015.
A poster entitled “Combinations of Prompt and Target Response Modalities and Their Impact on Emergent Relations and Teaching Efficiency” was presented by Dr Katerina Dounavi, Prof Mickey Keenan and Prof Karola Dillenburger at the 8th International Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International that took place in Kyoto, Japan between the 27-29 September 2015.
(Abstract) The number of children identified as having intellectual or developmental disability is rising worldwide and their education has been found wanting. It has been said that “they simply need better teaching.” At the same time, there is an increasing evidence base that pedagogy that is based on the discipline of behaviour analysis offers the best prospect for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. On the basis of this evidence, it is proposed that behaviour analysis should be applied more broadly to improve teaching for all children with intellectual or developmental disability.
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Professor Karola Dillenburger has been invited to participate in the first ABA and Autism workshop for parents and professionals in October 2015. The workshop is organised by The Institute for Research in Inclusive Education, Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Brne, in collaboration with Platform Hope for Autism. Title of the workshop: Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) - principles and possibilities for individuals with autism. Other speakers include the Czech Ministry of Education (TBC) and Ministry of Health (TBC); Professor Mickey Keenan (BCBA-D) Ulster University and Zuzana Mastenova (BCBA) from Bratislava, Slovakia
Lecture delivered by Dr Katerina Dounavi on Verbal Behaviour. An excellent group of highly motivated and knowledgeable students attended the classes!
Prof. Karola Dillenburger contributed to a brief video on the benefits of writing an article for The Conversation. The video was created by QUB Communications and External Affairs. Prof Dillenburger's recent article "Why early diagnosis of autism is a good thing" was shared about 300 times on Facebook, Twitter and linkedin, received over 40 comments, and was picked up by BBC News Northern Ireland link to BBC news article here
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Yini Liao, Doctoral student at CBA had her oral presentation at the All-Ireland Conference for Doctoral Researchers in Education 2015 at University College Dublin on 5 June, 2015. The theme of the conference was 'SYNERGIES, EXPLORATIONS AND CONTESTATIONS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH: PERSPECTIVES FROM DOCTORAL RESEARCH ON EDUCATION IN IRELAND.' For more about this conference, please click here