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CCECS announces child behavior class series

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Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) is currently accepting registration for two child behavior classes for parents, caregivers, and early childhood professionals.

Child Social-Emotional Development focuses on fostering social, communication and emotional development in children up to 5 years of age. The various stages will be discussed, as well as strategies to facilitate growth. Classes will be held on Saturdays, May 30-June 27, 10 a.m. - noon in UCB Room 113. The cost is $60.

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will include an overview of ASD, as well as interventions and information about behavioral assessments and programs, assistive technology and advocacy for services. The classes include a lecture, video, discussion and demonstration of strategies. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, June 3-July 1, 5 -7 p.m., in UCB Room 113. The cost is $80.

Both courses will be taught by Johanna Taylor, Ph.D., who is currently the program manager at Easter Seals HawaiÔÇÖi Early Intervention Program in Hilo. She is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and specializes in training parents, caregivers and support staff in educational and behavioral interventions to facilitate learners with autism and developmental disabilities.

For more information or to register, call CCECS at 974-7664 or email

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