Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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CPRI, Zarfas Hall 
600 Sanatorium Road
London, ON N6H 3W7

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Standard: $125  Early Bird: $115

Group: $105  Student: $85

OTN: $249/camera


Latisha Anderson 
CPRI Education 
519-858-2774 x5554 

Environmental Causes of Problem Behaviors Exhibited by Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

SungWoo Kahng, Ph.D., BCBA-D



Children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disorders often times engage in problem behaviors such as self-injurious behaviors and aggression that negatively affect their quality of life. The gold standard of care for these problem behaviors is a function-based approach to assessment and treatment. The objectives of this workshop will be to develop an understanding of how environmental variable affect these problem behaviors and how a functioned-based approach can lead to more effective treatment outcomes.


SungWoo Kahng is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Psychology at the University of Missouri (MU) and the Founding Director the MU Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis. He is also the Director of the Applied Behavioral Intervention Service of the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Prior to his current position, he was a faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Psychology and a senior behavior analyst on the Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute as well as an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kahng graduated from Kalamazoo College with a bachelor's of arts in psychology and received his Ph.D. in behavior analysis from the University of Florida. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis where he also served on the Board of Editors. Additionally, he is on the Board of Editors for Behavioral Intervention and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous other journals. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the State of Missouri. Dr. Kahng is on the Board of Directors of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the Missouri Association for Behavior Analysis, and the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Kahng is the recipient of the 2003 B.F. Skinner New Researcher Award given by Division 25 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kahng has co-authored over 70 peer reviewed articles and chapters. The focus of his research and clinical work has been on assessing and treating behaviors exhibited by individuals with developmental disabilities. He is also interested in a broader research agenda, which includes topics related to obesity and aging. Finally, he has mentored numerous undergraduate, master’s level, and predoctoral students as well as post-doctoral fellows.

The 2016-2017 CPRI Professional Education workshops are expected to fill quickly and many sell out.  Register early to avoid disappointment.  Pre-registration with payment is required to secure a space.  

For student rate of if you prefer to register offline Download this form and follow the instructions. This form may be submitted via fax, e-mail, or regular mail.  Copy of a valid Student ID card must be sent with registration to receive the student rate of $85.

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Note: This event will also be available through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) $249 per camera. To book your site, please complete the form above or contact the Education Department's Administrative Assistant, Latisha Anderson at 519-858-2774 ext. 5554 or by email at cpri.educate@ontario.ca