Seminar: ABA as an approach for people with Autism
Singapore, 9 May 2016 — St. Andrew’s Adult Autism Services (SAAAS), a service of St. Andrew’s Autism Centre (SAAC), is organising a seminar entitled, “Applied Behaviour Analysis as an approach for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder”. Conducted by Dr Rebekah Wood, a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst Doctoral Level since 2005, the seminar will be held at SAAC’s premises at 1 Elliot Road, from 2.30 to 5.00pm on Saturday, 4 June 2016.
The seminar will include a discussion of the common characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and identify the range to which individuals diagnosed with ASD may experience challenges in their daily lives. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based practice used in the treatment of ASD since the 1960s.
Participants at the seminar will learn ABA practices and principles as well as ABA strategies that are proven effective when helping individuals with ASD maximise their potential and increase their quality of life. Participants will also be awarded 2.5 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) hours towards Autism Certification. Please refer to the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards’ (IBCCES’s) website (www.ibcces.org/ce-standards) for more information about CEUs.
Speaker Profile — Rebekah Wood, PhD, BCBA-D
Dr Rebekah Wood, Director of Behavioural Services for Modell Consulting Group, has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst Doctoral Level since 2005 and is approved by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to serve as a supervisor for qualified candidates seeking to become Board Certified Behaviour Analysts.
Dr Wood, who received her PhD from Tennessee Technological University in 2004, also serves as Clinical Director for Aptitude Habilitation Services. She works with analysts across 15 states ensuring fidelity and quality of services. Dr Wood also supervises Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analysts (BCaBA) and Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA) while providing direct services to children residing in North Carolina.
Over the last decade, Dr Wood has been working with individuals of all ages who exhibit challenging behaviour. She has extensive experience in collaborating with families, direct support staff, school systems, clinicians, and other community members. Dr Wood strives to support and empower individuals with and without disabilities who engage in challenging behaviour to accomplish their goals, improve their quality of life, and successfully integrate into their community.