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RELOCATION

ITC-ABA has recently relocated along with its ABA international School and Sweet Home Residential Facility to MAJEK BALOGUN TOWN [OPPOSITE FARA ESTATE] EPE-LEKKI EXPRESS ROAD, LAGOS NIGERIA 


BACB Approval....

The International Training Center for Applied behavior Analysis [ITC-ABA] Lagos has been approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board [BACB] to run a training program for BCaBA students in Nigeria. This represents the first approved institution in Africa!


APA Approves New Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders in DSM-5 

DSM-5 Revisions

On December 1, 2012, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) announced its approval to remove Asperger's Syndrome from the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Many parents fear that this change will affect their children eligibility to receive special services from their local school district; however, students once identified as having Asperger's Syndrome will continue to meet criteria under the category of "Autism Spectrum Disorder." The Autism Spectrum Disorder category will also include Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. Other changes to the DSM-5 include:

  • A new diagnosis for severe recurrent temper tantrums termed Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. The diagnosis is intended to address concerns about potential over-diagnosis and overtreatment of Bipolar Disorder in children.
  •  A broadening of the criteria for specific learning disorders.
  • The addition of Suicidal Behavioral Disorder – a type of personality disorder that increases the risk of a person taking their own life. Suicidal Behavioral Disorder is included under Section 3, meaning this disorder requires further research, and related costs will generally not be reimbursed by insurance companies.
  • Binge Eating Disorder will be a recognized mental disorder.

One Disorder that will not be included in the revised manual:

  • Sensory Processing Disorder – a term proposed to describe people who have difficulties processing sensory information (for example, visual information or sounds) The APA board of trustees rejected the addition of Sensory Processing Disorder believing that not enough supportive research exists at this time.

The current state of knowledge regarding Dyslexia’s standing is tentative, as the American Psychiatric Association describes under the category of “Neurodevelopmental Disorders” that: 

"Learning Disorder has been changed to Specific Learning Disorder and the previous types of Learning Disorder (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Disorder of Written Expression) are no longer being recommended. The type of Learning Disorder will instead be specified as noted in the diagnosis."

Many in the psychiatric community are strongly opposed to the removal of “Dyslexia” from the DSM. The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity has started a petition on Change.org entitled DSM-5 Committee: Include Dyslexia as a Specific Diagnosis in the DSM-5 Manual. Unfortunately, clarification of this issue may have to wait until the DSM-5 is published in May 2013

Home Link Trust Move....

Home-Link Trust Inc. and International Training Center for Applied Behavior Analysis has moved its USA head office from Idaho State to the State of New Jersey.



BCaBA PROGRAM

The INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTER FOR APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS is pleased to announce the commencement of the BACB approved one year BCaBA certification ON-SITE training program in July 15th 2014.


Course start and End date -Calendar 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarter


​The 1st quarter starts on Friday 5th of Jan 2018 – March 2018 [1 week of RBT training]

The 2nd quarter April June 2018                          [1 week of RBT training]

The 3rd quarter July September 2018                 [1 week of RBT training]

The 4 quarter October December 2018               [1 week of RBT training]


COURSE 1 #ABA001
TITLE: Principles of ABA
DURATION: 3 months

COURSE 2 #ABA002
TITLE: Assessment in ABA
DURATION: 3 months

COURSE 3 # ABA003
TITLE: Advanced Techniques in ABA
DURATION: 3 months

COURSE 4 # ABA004
TITLE: Application of ABA techniques
DURATION: 3 months



Tuition per quarter: Nigeria Europe Ghana/US/Canada/Asia

BCaBA: N160000 350 Pounds $500.00

RBT TUITION FOR 40 HOURS-BASED TRAINING

NIGERIA

N80000/ 5 intensive days.

EUROPE

175 Pounds/ 5 intensive days

GHANA/US/CANADA/ASIA

$250.00/5 Days intensive

*** Tuition Fees are subject to review at any time. Please double check with ITC-ABA

Current BCaBA Degree Requirement (Effective 2/26/2013)

Possession of a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited university.

Current BCBA Degree Requirement

Effective January 2011, an applicant must have the appropriate degree "from an accredited university, that was conferred in behavior analysis or other natural science, education, human services, engineering, medicine or a field related to behavior analysis and approved by the BACB."

In order to qualify under this degree requirement, the BACB must receive your completed application for certification (including supporting documentation) by December 31, 2015.

If your degree was conferred in behavior analysis or one of the approved academic areas listed below, you do not need to take any action.

§ Education

§ Clinical, counseling, or school psychology

§ Clinical social work

§ Occupational therapy

§ Speech/language therapy

§ Engineering

§ Medicine

All other degree determinations are made on a case-by-case basis if the coursework that was required for your graduate degree included courses that were behavior analytic in nature. To request consideration of your degree under the current standards, use the form below to provide us with some basic information.

All United States degrees must come from an accredited university as determined by the Council on Higher Education (www.chea.org) or for Canada: http://www.aucc.ca/canadian-universities/our-universities http://www.accc.ca/xp/index.php/en/members/memberinstitutions

Most universities from outside of the US and Canada will not appear in the above and should be submitted to World Education Services or another member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for evaluation.

Include a transcript for your degree and/or an equivalency evaluation report with your request.

Eligibility Requirements for Registered Behavior Technician [RBT]

The following are the eligibility requirements for the RBT credential.

To apply for the RBT credential, the applicant must:

§ Be at least 18 years of age

§ Possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent

§ Successfully complete a criminal background registry check at the time of application § Complete a 40-hour training program (conducted by a BACB certificant) based on the RBT Task List § Pass the RBT Competency Assessment administered by a BACB certificant

§ Pay a $50 application fee (annual renewal fees are $35)

§ Pass the BACB conducted International RBT examination.

BACB EXAMINATION PASS RATE

It is heart warming to note that all the students of ITC-ABA that went in for the BCaBA and RBT International examination passed at first sitting.




REGISTRATION OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN NIGERIA

[ABAN]

The International Training Center for Applied Behavior Analysis Lagos Nigeria is pleased to announce the establishment of the Association for Behavior Analysis in Nigeria [ABAN] and the constitution of its interim officer as shown below.

The main mission of this professional body is to facilitate the GLOBALIZATION OF ABA and promote COMPETENT PRACTICE OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS in Nigeria and in the continent of Africa at large.

COMPOSITION

PATRON

Prof: Alexander Ndu Otakpor

[Psychiatrist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst– Doctoral]

PRESIDENT

Bosede E Asikhia

[Board Certified Behavior Analyst]

VICE PRESIDENT

Dr Francis K Sarimiye

[Psychiatrist and Behavior Analyst]

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY:

SECRETARY ADMINISTRATION AFFAIRS

Eziafakaku Nwokolo

[Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst]

SECRETARY FINANCIAL AFFAIRS

Daisy Jonathan

[Behavior Analyst]

PUBLICATIONS:

Kolmantse Gossou - [Board Certified Behavior Analyst]

Editor-in-Chief

West Africa Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis [WAJABA]

Onwuchuruba Eugenia- [Behavior Specialist]

Oko Akassa Abaah – [Behavior Specialist]

LEGISLATION, ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

Usifo Edward Asikhia --- Chairman

Okey Martins-----Vice Chairman

Oluyomi Olojo ------Secretary

Gbenusola Akinwale-------- Deputy Secretary

Malik Ehiede-----------Member

Helen Nwanze------Member

Toyin Oju-Mbang-------Member

Jane-Frances Agbu -----Member

Olufemi Falano ----- Member

Ifueko Karibi-Whyte ------ Member

REGIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS

WESTERN REGION:

Ahmed Abiola---- Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

Moinsola Olorunfemi ----- Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

NORTHERN REGION:

Dr Doris Izuwah ----Behavior Specialist

Francis Mohie----Behavior Specialist

EASTERN REGION:

Ikenna Imeaghe---Behavior Specialist

Udodirim Dike------Behavior Specialist





ABAI 2018 WORLD CONVENTION

May 24 -28 2018 San Diego California

Two members of the Association for Behavior Analysis in Nigeria shall be making some presentation(s) at this conference and almost every officers of the Association in Nigeria shall be attending for the convention in 2018 in San Diego USA

[i] Eziafakaku Nwokolo BCaBA From: ABAI Event Team <Convention@abainternational.org> Date: 6 December 2017 at 17:06 Subject: Submission #57099 Status To: "eziafakaku@gmail.com" <eziafakaku@gmail.com>

Dear Eziafakaku, Nwokolo:

Congratulations on the acceptance of your Poster, submission ID #57099, “Barriers to Assessment and Intervention for People With Autism in Nigeria,” for presentation at ABAI’s 44th Annual Convention in San Diego, CA! Presentation schedules will be available in your ABAI portal on December 28, 2017

[ii] Dr. Usifo Edward Asikhia BCBA-D

ABAI EVENT TEAM

Dear Usifo Asikhia:

Congratulations on the acceptance of your Paper, submission ID #55838, “Globalization of Applied Behavior Analysis in the Nigerian Education System: Capacity Building in Inclusion Schools,” for presentation at ABAI’s 44th Annual Convention in San Diego, CA! Presentation schedules will be available in your ABAI portal on December 28, 2017






TRANSFER OF VERIFIED COURSE SEQUENCE FROM BACB TO ABAI EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2018

From: BACB Verified Course Sequence Information Exchange <BACB-VCS-INFORMATION-EXCHANGE@LIST.BACB.COM> on behalf of Emily White <white@BACB.COM> Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 11:00 AM To: BACB-VCS-INFORMATION-EXCHANGE@LIST.BACB.COM Subject: VCS Transfer to ABAI

Greetings, VCS Coordinators.

Please see the information below for an important announcement regarding the VCS system.

Cheers,

Emily

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) are pleased to announce that management of the Verified Course Sequence system (VCS) will be transferred from the BACB to ABAI on December 1, 2018. The BACB established the VCS system to reduce the resources required for application processing at a time when there was no other way to easily identify training programs that met basic coursework requirements. It is a customary practice for a professional association to oversee training programs in a discipline, and ABAI is committed to fostering high-quality education in behavior analysis. As part of this commitment, ABAI will develop its own process and procedures to evaluate and verify course sequences that meet the coursework requirements for individuals attempting to become certified by the BACB.

The BACB will no longer manage the VCS system as of December 1, 2018. This includes listserv communications for VCS Coordinators, making modifications to existing sequences, and review of pending applications. All applications that have not been approved by December 1, 2018 will need to be submitted to ABAI on or after January 1, 2019. Beginning January 1, 2019, ABAI will manage all aspects of the VCS system. This includes accepting new applications, renewing current VCSs, and managing modifications to existing VCSs

Relevant Links

ABAI: https://www.abainternational.org/vcs.aspx

VCS - Association for Behavior Analysis International www.abainternational.org Association for Behavior Analysis International The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission ...

BACB: https://www.bacb.com/vcs-transfer/

Announcement: VCS Transfer to ABAI – Behavior Analyst ... www.bacb.com The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) are pleased to announce that management of the Verified ...