Association for Behavior Analysis International

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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Panel #218
CE Offered: BACB
Disseminating Applied Behavior Analysis in China: Ethical Challenges and Practical Application
Sunday, May 27, 2018
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom E
Area: CSS/DDA; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Dorothy Xuan Zhang, Ph.D.
Chair: Dorothy Xuan Zhang (George Mason University; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; ABA Professional Committee of China Association of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (ABA-CARDP)
THEODORE A. HOCH (George Mason University)
FAN-YU LIN (Robert Morris University)

Dissemination of Applied Behavior Analysis is in an early development phase in mainland China. Service providers, higher education institutions, and practitioners are building capacity within the population dense country that has clearly identified needs for the science. This session will address the ethical challenges of dissemination of the science and practical strategies the panelists have utilized to address these challenges. Disseminating knowledge of applied behavior analysis and engaging in behavior analytic service where the science is emerging is rewarding, yet challenges unique to providing intervention in low resources geographical regions as well as cross-cultural requirements of those engaging in the dissemination work exist. The application of maintaining ethical professional and scientific relationships within the construct of cultural differences will be addressed. Participants on the panel include native and non-native professionals to China, all who have worked in-country for multiple years. Success will be shared as well as challenges that continue to exist.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

BCBA, BCABA and other interested attendees.

Learning Objectives: Review current data available regarding autism prevalence and autism treatment within mainland China Evaluate current models of autism service/treatment considering culture with a focus on mainland China Identify challenges and solutions to incorporating cultural humility into service in accordance with the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct
Keyword(s): dissemination, international



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