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Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention
AUTISM EARLY INTERVENTION: THE BEST APPROACH TO TREATMENT
Early intensive behavioural intervention (EIBI) is an evidence-based, comprehensive ASD and behavioural intervention based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention, including Autism Behaviour 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 early autism behaviour intervention is to change a child’s trajectory so that the child’s rate of learning, development, and behaviour approaches that of a typically developing peer. EIBI is characterised by the following:
Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention
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, or particular delays are identified. 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.
ASD and behavioural 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
Why is Early Intervention and ASD and Behaviour Intervention important for Autism and other Developmental Delays?
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 ASD and behavioural interventions which are supervised by our professional and experienced staff.
Our team of enthusiastic, fun and loving autism behaviour intervention
therapists (Meet them here) will deliver early and intensive behavioural intervention programs in your home or your child's learning environment.
Initial Assessment for Autism Behaviour Intervention and other Developmental Delays:
Before commencing the Early and Intensive Behavioural Intervention program, your child will complete a comprehensive developmental assessment. This enables our expert clinicians to get to know your child better and to build a high-quality tailored program. We select from a range of the latest evidence-based, developmental, and functional assessment and curricula to develop individualised goals and intervention plan for your child.
- 2-hour initial clinic with your Behaviour Support Specialist and/or Assistant Behaviour Support Specialist Program Supervisor
- 12 sessions in our centre with a Registered or Experienced Behaviour Therapist
- A comprehensive development/functional behaviour assessment & report
- An individualised set of goals and teaching protocols
- It is also recommended that parents attend our in-house ABA training to get the best start and gain skills on the science that will be implemented with your child.
Early and Intensive Behavioural Intervention Programs
After Jump Start we offer a choice of two service delivery models:
- Full Service Model - Lizard will supervise, manage and provide staff for both your In-Centre and In-Home therapy program
- Supervision Model - Lizard will provide the In-Centre program enabling families to source and manage their own In-Home team
Ongoing Lizard Program
Our programs run on a 4 weekly clinical cycle. Each child will have a weekly Senior Behavioural Therapist (SBT) session in the clinic, support by another +20 hours of In-Home therapy designed to give your child as many learning opportunities as possible and increase the rate at which they acquire skills.
Every fourth week the early intervention support team members and parents come together for a Clinical Care Conference to assess and evaluate progress, implement new programs and conduct training - focused on maximizing your child's learning. We have found that consistent, expert monitoring and supervision is key to many children's success.