International Conference on Positive Behavior Support in NTNU
The Department of Special Education held The First Asia Pacific International Conference on Positive Behavior Support on June 24th and 25th. 120 Professionals and scholars from the States, Canada, Australia, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Siri Lanka had a good time in the conference hall at the library.
The event includes keynote speeches, 16 presentations and 17 interactive posters, one panel discussion and workshops in total 4 days. At the beginning of the conference, Professor Chen Hsueh Chih, the Dean of the College of Education greeted everyone for coming here. Then, Dr. George Sugai from the University of Connecticut was the keynote speaker. He is one of the founding scholars of the School-wide positive behavioral supports (SWPBS). His topic was “Multi-Tiered Positive Behavior Support for All” and he emphasized the importance of schools to respect individual differences. Another keynote speaker is Prof. Lise Fox from the University of South Florida. Her topic was “PBS at home! Helping families address challenging behavior at home and the community.”
At the closing part, Prof. George Sugai was glad that this conference serves as a platform for Asian Scholars to communicate and learn from each other and hoped that the host can get in touch with scholars in the States and Australasian areas.
Attendances give positive feedback to the coordinator and praised the students that volunteered in this conference. After the serious talks, oversea attendances can visit some institutes in Taiwan and know more about the outcome of Positive Behavior Support in Taiwan.