EIBI is the implementation of the principles of behaviour based on Applied Behaviour Analysis or ABA.
Behaviour is anything we say or do, from asking for milk, or a child telling their parent they can hear a plane, to playing in a sandpit. Even though those principles can be applied in many settings, such as hospitals or companies, it is mostly known for its implementation in children with autism and related disorders.
Many techniques are used under the umbrella of EIBI but all are based on the application of behaviour analytical principles. This includes identification and modification of the Antecedents preceding a behaviour, and the consequences following a behaviour, to affect change in the behaviour. At Aspire we utilise Functional Behaviour Assessments for all our clients. An FBA refers to procedures used to gather information about a child’s behaviour, its antecedents, and its consequences. By conducting FBA’s we can develop a theory of what is reinforcing or maintaining particular behaviours. Once we have established why an inappropriate behaviour is re-occurring, we define behaviour problems and develop appropriate positive behaviour intervention plans together with families to achieve the best outcome.