Who Will Benefit:
Our team has experience in applying Behavior Analysis Intervention to tackle different forms of developmental delays and learning difficulties in children, like- ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified), Down’s Syndrome, etc. The 5 hour Intensive Behavior Intervention (IBI) is meant for students who are of school age but haven’t yet developed the skills to make progress in a mainstream classroom.
How It Works:
The Intensive Behavior Intervention program is conducted from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at ASMC. It is important that all goals assigned must also be generalized at home environments. We recommend combining any center-based intervention program with some home support based on ABA principles to ensure the generalization of the skills acquired. The child should be able to exhibit and perform the skills acquired in all kinds of environments.
Goals depend on the initial assessment, recommendations made by the Center Director, individual interests and needs of the child, as well as parental priorities. After the initial round of assessment, all students will have individualized educational plans. Priority will be given to communication skills and independence, at first. Additional goals will include early learning skills, language skills, academics, self-help, and vocational skills in the case of older students. Moreover, any challenging behavior which poses a hindrance to learning and full participation of the student in everyday activities (inside or outside the home) will be addressed through designing an intervention plan emphasising on positive behavior support.
Teaching is conducted in a 1:1 basis. Teacher-led intensive intervention is done typically at the table or is embedded in a particular task, and is used to inculcate new skills. Incidental teaching is another intensive teaching approach which teaches students on the basis of their current interests and follows the student’s motivation. Natural environment teaching allows the trainer to ensure that the skills imparted are generalized.