Who Will Benefit:
EIBI is a type of Applied Behavior Analysis focused on children under 4 years of age on the autism spectrum, or having developmental delays. EIBI uses the principles of behavior analysis to increase positive and useful behaviors, and reduce unwanted behaviors.
How It Works:
Research has shown that EIBI is most successful when children receive at least 30+ hours of 1:1 behavioral based intervention in a week. This usually continues for 2-3 years. Students can attend our center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (30 hours) or from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (25 hours). Recommended therapy hours and session lengths depend on the child’s abilities, goals and availability for therapy (eg- endurance, attention span, need for naps, etc). While the recommended hours of therapy may seem arduous to some parents, it should be noted that time spent away from therapy may propel children farther away from desired developmental trajectories. Delays are likely to result in increased costs of treatment later on, and greater dependence on more intensive support across the child’s lifespan.
EIBI initially focuses on developing communication and teaching skills of attention, imitation and co-operation. Once these skills have been developed by the child, the intervention goals expand to include visual performance tasks, receptive and expressive language development, social use of language, play and social skills, self-help, and academic readiness.
Students are taught on a 1:1 basis. Our teachers use an interactive, play-oriented approach, allowing every child the opportunity to learn in a natural environment. Once we have established a positive learning atmosphere, we can move on to a more structured approach.