Jacob Boney, PsyD, BCBA-D, and the team at Scottsdale Children’s Institute provide early intensive behavioral intervention for children with developmental conditions like autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To learn how your child can benefit from early intensive behavioral intervention, call their institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.
Early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) is an evidence-based approach that focuses on teaching adaptive behaviors to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). EIBI uses the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and follows these processes:
The highly trained staff of master’s and doctoral-level ABA therapists at Scottsdale Children’s Institute have extensive experience with EIBI.
The team at Scottsdale Children’s Institute provides EIBI for children ages 2-6 who have ASD. Research shows that EIBI is most effective when the intervention begins as early as possible (before age 5) and lasts 2-3 years.
As the name suggests, EIBI involves intensive intervention that typically runs 20-40 hours per week. During this time, your child receives individualized instruction from the expert team at Scottsdale Children’s Institute. They also teach parents and caregivers how to apply EIBI techniques at home.
The goal of EIBI is to help your child succeed more easily. The team at Scottsdale Children’s Institute uses principles of ABA to guide your child to learn positive behaviors. Over time, the level of guidance decreases as your child begins to perform skills independently.
The team at Scottsdale Children’s Institute provides ongoing assessment and increases task complexity as your child progresses.
EIBI focuses on skills that are functional in your child’s everyday life, including self-help skills like washing their hands and communication skills like asking for their turn with a toy.
Research shows that EIBI may result in advances in development and a reduced need for special services later in a child’s life. The team at Scottsdale Children’s Institute knows that no two children are the same, and results may vary.
To find out if EIBI is right for your child, call Scottsdale Children’s Institute or book an appointment online today.