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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Paper Session #284
Applications of ABA to Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder in China
Sunday, May 27, 2018
3:00 PM–3:50 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Grand Hall D
Area: AUT
Chair: Dorothy Xuan Zhang (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; George Mason University; ABA Professional Committee of China Association of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (ABA-CARDP)
 
A Theoretical, Cultural, and Training Delivery Model of a Social Skill Training Program for School-Age Children With Autism in Mainland China
Domain: Service Delivery
DOROTHY XUAN ZHANG (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; George Mason University; ABA Professional Committee of China Association of Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (ABA-CARDP)), Xue Li (Peking University Sixth Hospital; Peking University Institute of Mental Health; Key Laboratory of Mental Health; Ministry of Health (Peking University)), Yu Qing Zhou (Peking University Sixth Hospital; Peking University Institute of Mental Health; Key Laboratory of Mental Health; Ministry of Health (Peking University)), Yanqing Guo (Institute of Mental Health, Beijing University), Jing Liu (Peking University Sixth Hospital; Peking University Institute of Mental Health; Key Laboratory of Mental Health; Ministry of Health (Peking University))
Abstract: Over the past decade, there has been an increased level of service delivery for children with autism in mainland, China. This presentation focuses on a theoretical, cultural, and training delivery framework for a social skills training program for school-aged children with autism in mainland China. This on-going project was established and delivered by The No. 6 Hospital of Peking University. Thus far, 49 children between the age of 6 to 16 participated in this social skills training program, which took place across 14 weeks. Parents of the participants also received training on this social skill training program simultaneously to promote generalization post-training. This social training program achieved positive outcome in reducing inappropriate speech, irritability, stereotypic behavior, and hyperactivity among children. Parents also provide positive feedback about this program. This presentation will begin by providing an overview of autism diagnosis and ABA service delivery in China. Then it will focus on the cultural and demographic factors surrounding the development and delivery of a behavioral training model, providing the audience with tools and considerations for the establishment of an effective program when working with different populations.
 
Applied Behaviour Analytic Interventions for Children Diagnosed With Autism in Mainland China: A Rapid Review
Domain: Theory
YINI LIAO (Sun Yat-Sen University), Karola Dillenburger (Queen's University Belfast)
Abstract: There has been a lot of empirical research now proves the effectiveness of ABA, particularlyon children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The science of behaviour analysis is widely used on children with autism spectrum disorder from around the world, including China. Nevertheless, few researchers have synthesised the findings of these empirical studies of ABA-based interventions in China. This paper decribed an evidence summary of these studies with an aim to describe the status quo of the practices of ABA-based interventions in China. Six English language databases and two Chinese langauge databases were searched in two rapid reviews. The results generated eight articles that met the selection criteria, which summarised the status of ABA in research and in practice in China. The Chinese ABA-based programmes were featured by the parental involvement. A widely use of eclectic method and lack of well-designed experimental studies were discussed. The implications of these findings for future researchers and practioners were highlighted.
 

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