Teaching New Skills For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

989 WordsNov 16, 20154 Pages
Intensive Behavioural Intervention What is Intensive Behavioural Intervention Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) is an evidenced based and effective approach to understanding and changing behavior, and teaching new skills for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. IBI uses Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) techniques to improve behaviour where there are impairments in socialization and communication. IBI can be used to teach academic and life skills, to change behavior, and to improve social functioning and independence. “IBI’s ability to produce a desired result has been documented, and among professionals it is accepted as the most successful therapy for autism (Chaban, Learning and Educations Column 2010)”. Who and What Does the IBI Program Support In order to help children with ASD early intervention is key so that they can be ready to learn, to increase basic communication, and to decrease behaviours that may interfere with their learning. Children with Autism face many challenges and IBI can help some of these children. It is a structured approach that can breakdown some of the barriers that isolate children with Autism. According to this approach behavior and learning are influenced by events in the environment. The environmental situation that happens before the behaviour contains cues that initiate the behaviour. Once that behaviour has occurred positive feedback will likely increase that behaviour and negative feedback will reduce the probability
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