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Here is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of cultural nuances in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and enhance your practice’s effectiveness in diverse societies. This symposium includes contributions from Maribel Stikeleather-Castillo, a Certified Competent Learner Model Coach and Coordinator of the Competent Learner Model implementation in the Philippines.

Join us on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at the Marriott Downtown, Liberty Ballroom Salon A, for a transformative session chaired by Sakurako Sherry Tanaka, Ph.D., from the Asia-Pacific ABA Network. With a focus on “Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Asian and Traditional Societies: Individualism and Collectivism as Cultural Variables,” this symposium promises valuable insights into navigating diverse cultural backgrounds in ABA service delivery.

Highlights of the Symposium:

– Gain perspectives from Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Maori cultures on integrating collectivist values into ABA practices.
– Explore the significance of cultural humility, responsiveness, and linguistic diversity in achieving effective outcomes.
– Learn practical approaches for adapting ABA interventions to align with collectivist values, including group-based interventions and involving families and communities in the process.

Featuring Presentations by:

– Chair: Sakurako Sherry Tanaka, Ph.D. (Asia-Pacific ABA Network)
– Presenter: Marie Galay (Thrive Behavioral Care; QABA ISC)
– Discussant: Maribel Stikeleather-Castillo

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the cultural nuances in Applied Behavior Analysis presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the importance of cultural sensitivity in ABA service delivery, particularly in non-Western countries like Japan and the Philippines.
2. Differentiate between collectivist and individualist societies and their implications for ABA practice.
3. Implement tailored ABA interventions that respect and incorporate collectivist values, such as community integration and family involvement.
4. Recognize the influence of culture on the success or failure of behavior interventions.

This symposium is designed for intermediate-level practitioners who possess foundational knowledge of cultural competencies and have experience working as behavior analysts in diverse settings. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your cultural competence and enhance your ABA practice.

Register now to secure your spot and gain invaluable insights into navigating cultural diversity in ABA service delivery.

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