Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Services
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The Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) services offered by the Thompson Center address the developmental needs of young children between the ages of 18 months and 8 years. An emphasis is placed on broad-based developmental and behavioral assessment, intervention planning, training, and follow-up care. EIBI services provide community-based, long-term services designed to help relevant adults teach children new skills and minimize of eliminate problematic behaviors. Services are continually expanding to meet the ongoing needs of the individuals and families we serve.
- Children between the ages of 18 months and 8 years old
- Children who have a diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other neurodevelopmental disorder
- Children who have significant delays or concerns in three of the following areas: language, social skills, emotional regulation, problem behavior, adaptive skills, play skills
Typical services provided
- Broad Skills-Based Assessment
Natural environment observations, structured skills assessments, functional behavioral assessments for minor problem behavior and reports that include individualized recommendations, treatment plans and objectives.
- Initial Training
Three-day trainings to familiarize parents, caregivers, teachers, and specialists with the child's intervention plan and strategies.
- Ongoing Follow-Up
6-8 hours per month of ongoing training, data analysis, and consultation to monitor and adjust intervention efforts.
- Procedures based on Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Support
- Discrete trial teaching, milieu language instruction, incidental teaching
- Peer modeling, video modeling, social stories
- Alternative communication including PECS and sign language
- Natural environment shadowing and semi-structured play dates
Faculty and clinical staff
- Laura Barnes, M.S., BCBA, LBA
- Brooke Burnett, MEd, BCBA, LBA
- Jamie Brazer, BS, BCaBA
- Jacy McBroom, M.Ed
- Leanne Hopper, M.A., BCBA
For additional information please contact the Thompson Center at 573-884-6052.