In today's China, the body of knowledge about developmental disabilities and the effectiveness of various treatments is diverse and growing. Brain surgery and acupuncture, among other treatments, play roles in treating developmental disabilities. Additionally, medicines have been developed to enhance intellectual functioning of persons with developmental disabilities. The effectiveness of these methods has not been examined sufficiently. Behavior analysis and other psychological interventions are known to some Chinese professionals, but not widely used. Dr. Weihe Huang used the SABA International Development Grant to support a workshop on behavior analysis and autism in Shanghai. The workshop presented primary aspects of autism and highlighted the important role behavior analysis can play in its treatment. The workshop’s target groups included university professors, graduate students, special education teachers, and parents of children with autism.
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