Functional Behavior Assessment
A Functional Behavior Assessment is a completed in order to collect information about behavior and plan for intervention.
Early Intensive Behavior Intervention
Early Intensive Behavior Intervention is appropriate for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Programs are individualized to meet the needs of the child and family. Goals are developed based on a comprehensive Functional Behavior Assessment. The curriculum is developmentally based and focused on socially significant areas. The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (Parington & Sundberg, 1998) or The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (Sundberg, 2008) will be used in order to assess current and ongoing development.
Research indicates that intensity, ideally 40 hours of 1:1 intervention per week, is crucial for the successful outcome of programming for children with Autism (Lovaas et al, 1973, 1987). Family training is an imperative component, in that family members, once extensively trained in the methods utilized, can apply interventions during most of the child’s waking hours.
Family Behavior Consultation
Family Behavior Consultation is appropriate for children of any age, who are at risk or have been diagnosed with a Developmental Disability. The intervention is focused on training the family members to implement interventions that will address socially significant behaviors.