Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention
Autism Partnership provides ongoing program supervision for children with autism who are undertaking an early, intensive behavioural intervention (EIBI) program. These programs are evidence based, and are based on the educational approach of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Children on this program receive 20-40 hours/week of intervention, often in a 1:1 or small group format.. An EIBI program can be run either in the home setting, or at one of our Little Learners centres.
Our programs are developed and tailored to each individual child, in order to teach the critical foundation skills necessary for long-term success. Our agency is devoted to enhancing overall quality of life through treatment focused upon the development of improved social interaction, play and leisure skills, meaningful communication, classroom readiness, peer relationships and improved independence. Progress is achieved through the use of specialised teaching techniques, training and support for families, and a focus on teaching and increasing appropriate behaviours.
Our individualised programs provide curriculum across all developmental areas of need, making sure that we teach all the necessary skills for successful skill development. Skill areas can include but not limited to:
- Learning how to learn
- Learning via observation of others
- Language and communication skills
- Social skills (from basic to advanced)
- Play & leisure skills
- Conversational skills
- Imagination and creativity
- Sibling interaction and other family relationships
- Cognitive/ academic skills
- Motor skills
- School/Pre-school readiness behaviours
- Emotional awareness and regulation
- Self-help skills including dressing, eating, toileting
- Community living skills
- Organisational skills
- Self-awareness and self-evaluation
- Perspective taking
- Safety (in environment & with others)
- Generalisation of these skills across people, materials and environments
Ther are many misconceptions about ABA. Some people believe that ABA is rigid, or unsuitable for certain children. These misconceptions often come from a lack of understanding about the approach. We know that contemporary ABA is an extremely dynamic, child-friendly educational approach which can lead to tremensous outcomes for the children who partcipate.
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