A large body of research studies indicate that young children with ASD are able to make significant gains in their cognitive, communication, and behavioural development if they receive between 25 and 40 hours of Intensive Behavioural Intervention (also called Comprehensive ABA Intervention) early and by trained and supervised therapists (read more on Evidence-Based Intervention).
Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) can be provided through our Toronto Centre-Based Program, “Children’s College”. Children are typically taught on a 1:1 basis in individual cubbies and as they progress, can more into more small group instruction to prepare them for inclusion into schools.
IBI can also be provided in the child’s home by having Behaviour Innovations staff run sessions there.
In both centre-based and home-based IBI the targets of intervention, the specific ABA procedures used and the number of hours of therapy are all individualized to each child and based on an initial functional assessment of the child’s skills and behaviours. In addition, in all IBI treatment, parents are involved in the planning and goal setting for individualized treatment and in learning ABA procedures to promoting the child’s generalization of newly learned skills to different environments.