Joshua H. Fouts, BCBA-D
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I was born and raised on the island of Oahu and currently live in Aina Haina. I received my master’s degree in education from Gonzaga University in Washington before completing my doctorate at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I now work with children who have autism and related disabilities.
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What attracted me to working with people with disabilities was my long-held desire to improve individuals’ lives, to help an underserved population, and to promote equality in society as a whole. Behavior analysis, the primary diagnostic tool in my field, considers the relationships between the environment and human behavior, individualizes treatment based on each person's unique needs, and sets the standard for care in the treatment of problem behaviors.
I’ve given numerous presentations at professional conferences that cover areas relating to autism and child development. These topics include maternal and child health in the Pacific, verbal development milestones and general learning in children with and without autism, behavior assessment and support, solutions for managing challenging behaviors, patient advocacy and systems change, and technology to assist diverse types of learners.
I keep up with the most up-to-date research by reviewing current professional journals such as the Journal for Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, Behavior Interventions, and Behavior Modification. Membership in the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and Hawaii Applied Behavior Analysis also provides me the latest findings and treatment methods.
I decided to join the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group largely because of the high quality of care provided by its dedicated and talented Core Autism Team. This group is staffed by highly qualified leaders in the field who are also wonderful people. I’m so happy to have the opportunity to contribute the benefits of applied behavior analysis to the great work that they do. I also appreciate the spirit of collegiality and mutual support among providers here across the broad range of specialties.
My approach to care is to work in partnership with my patients and their families. I believe in compassion, careful listening, open communication, and collaboration.
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I enjoy walking for exercise, hiking Hawaii’s many mountain trails, bicycling, working in my garden, and recharging at the beach. Outside of the clinic I also look forward to spending quality time with family and friends.