Early intervention: the best approach to treatment
Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI), is an evidence-based, comprehensive intervention for autism spectrum disorders and related challenges based on the principles of ABA. Early Intervention has been shown to be associated with the most dramatic improvements in prognosis for children with ASD. It is endorsed by the Australian government:
Autism Research Report (PDF).
The goal of EIBI is to change a child’s learning trajectory so that the child’s rate of learning approaches that of a typically developing peer. EIBI is characterised by the following:
Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention begins as soon as a diagnosis is confirmed. EIBI may produce the greatest gains when intervention is started before age 2.
It is recommended that for optimal results, EIBI should be delivered to a child for no less than 20 hours a week, with some studies recommending 30-40 hours per week. Despite this, Lizard are flexible to the needs of families and can offer support at whatever level of intensity is required.
Autism Early Intervention is focused on the objective identification of skill deficits and behavioural excesses, and the use of teaching tactics derived from ABA to build functional skills.
We emphasise the importance of individualised planning and assessment to achieve best practice in providing early intervention supports. Each Early and Intensive Behavioural Intervention program is tailored to your child’s individual needs in order to promote:
- Independent living skills
- Community Participation
- Quality of Life.
Lizard encourages parents, guardians and families to work with us to enhance your knowledge of the skills and supports needed for your child.
We offer high quality Early and Intensive Behavioural Interventions (EIBI) programs which are supervised by our professional and experienced staff.
Our team of enthusiastic, fun and loving behaviour therapists (Meet them here) will deliver early and intensive behavioural intervention programs in your home or your child’s learning environment.
Published On : February 5, 2021
Published On : May 5, 2022
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