Early Intensive Behavior Intervention ( Eibi ) Based On Applied Behavior Analysis Principles

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Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) based on Applied Behaviour Analysis principles. EIBI is considered to be an effective intervention for young children with autism (Eikeseth, 2009; Eldevik et al., 2009; Eldevik, Hastings, Jahr, and Hughes, 2012; Grindle et al., 2012; Grindle, Kovshoff, Hastings, & Remington, 2009; Lovaas et al., 1987; Perry et al., 2008; Reichow, Barton, Boyd and Hume, 2012). Positive analytic procedures based on Applied Behaviour Analysis principles are used in EIBI to establish social behaviour significantly, eliminate undesired behaviour, and also improve quality of life (Eikeseth, Smith, Jahr, & Eldevik, 2002). Lovaas et al. (1987) provided early evidence to support the use of EIBI. The researchers delivered intensive behavioural treatment for a group of children with autism who were younger than four-years-old. This study found that 19 children in the experimental group who received a home-based EIBI programme more than 40 hours per week showed a significant improvement in both IQ and educational functioning that was higher than children in the control group who received 10 hours or less one-to-one treatment per week. Moreover, children in the experimental group have successful performance in schools. Many other studies have replicated and followed up Lovaas’s findings that children who receive EIBI make more progress and improve IQ scores, adaptive behaviour, personality functioning, and language when compare with children who receive

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