Autism Partnership Organizes ABA Workshop in Korea for Maximizing Autistic Children Learning Progress

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Autism Partnership, one of the world’s largest Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) service providers for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), is organizing a “Maximizing Progress Workshop” on Wednesday March 16 and Saturday March 19, 2016, in Seoul, Korea. The 2-day workshop includes renowned experts from US and UK to share effective elements of treatment that Autism Partnership has developed over the years to help children with Autism reach their potential. AP Korea will also be offering free individual consultation on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learning How to Learn is Pivotal
There has been misinformation and confusion regarding treatment options; often parents and professionals keep children with ASD from achieving their potential by pursuing treatment options that are overly aggressive, or by being inattentive. Dr Ronald Leaf, Co-founder and Director of AP Korea, suggests children with ASD have tremendous potential and that children’s struggles often come from deficiencies in specific areas. Dr Leaf states that qualified Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) practices can help children reach their potential, and most importantly, maximize the quality of their lives. Dr. Leaf’s presentation will provide a better understanding of Autism to parents, teachers and helping professionals. He plans to discuss how Autism affects learning while introducing pivotal skills to parents, such as understanding children’s feedback, remaining calm, and paying attention to help accelerate their learning progress.

Language and Social skills are Crucial
ASD impacts children’s development in two fundamental capacities: language communication and social skills. To encourage children’s involvement in society, it is crucial to properly teach them language skills. Numerous ASD children may have limited language skills or only communicate non-verbally. Drawing from over 20 years of research and applications, Mr Toby Mountjoy, Associate Director of AP Korea, will present methods to help children develop their speech and communication skills. One method entails creating a social environment in which positive interactions between ASD children and their peers are facilitated. Dr. Tracee Parker, Clinical Associate of AP Korea, will illustrate the importance of developing social skills and programs, as well as effective techniques that encourage children to demonstrate appropriate social behaviour.

About the Workshop:
Date: March 16, 2016 / March 19, 2016
Time: 08:00-16:00
Speaker: Dr Ronald Leaf / Mr Toby Mountjoy; Dr Tracee Parker
Venue: Seoul Partner’s House, Yongsan-gu Hannamdae-ro 138, Seoul (Hannam-dong)
Fee: 70,000 KRW/ HKD 450
Tel: (02) 6212-0731
Note: A free one-hour consultation will be offered on March 17, March 18 and March 20, limited to the first ten registrants. Please contact Connie Choi, at (02) 6212-0731 for registration.

About Autism Partnership Korea Centre (AP Korea)

Since 1994 established in US, Autism Partnership (AP) is one of the world’s largest and most established Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) service providers for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). AP Korea opened in late 2013 to meet the tremendous need for comprehensive ABA services for children with autism in Korea. We offer intensive ABA home based services in the Seoul area with our overseas-trained staff. Families meet monthly with our Clinical Director Dr David Fischer, one of the leading ASD specialists in Asia who has worked at one of the foremost U.S. research university centres for autism. To find out more about AP Korea, please visit:

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