Instructor: Joyce Tu

Joyce Tu


Dr. Tu received a Doctorate of Education in Educational Psychology, specializing in applied behavior analysis, from West Virginia University. Dr. Tu has over 14 years' experience providing training and supervision for behavior consultants to provide services to both school districts and regional center clients. Services include training and workshops for teachers, instructional aides and parents on implementing behavioral procedures, discrete trial teaching methodology, the picture exchange communication system, functional/behavioral assessments, generalization training, verbal behavior and task analysis when teaching complex behaviors. Her specialization and research interests are in the area of verbal behavior. She has several publications in peer-reviewed journals in that area.

Dr. Tu works internationally and has developed several classrooms that provide services to children with autism in China. She has presented a number of times to both national and international professional organizations. Dr. Tu was a part-time lecturer at Florida Institute of Technology. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Association for Behavior Analysis and the Board of Directors of Best Buddies.

Classes by this instructor

Teaching Social Skills to Individuals Diagnosed with Autism

TEACHING SOCIAL SKILLS TO INDIVIDUALS DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM - BEHP1075 Considers the differences between social verbal vs. social nonverbal behaviors. Presents common ways of teaching social skills to children diagnosed with autism along with identification of critical components for successful social skills groups.Reviews social stories and video modeling procedures. Defines descriptive autoclitics in Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior. Shares preliminary data and identifies teaching strategies for descriptive autoclitics.

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July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2