Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)


Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) was developed by Dr. Ivar Lovaas using principles of discrete trial training (DTT) (Duker, Didden, & Sigafoos, 2004).

The intervention program is scheduled to help the child develop higher skill sets through behavioral procedures that incorporate behavior modification, training and education (Sturmey & Fitzer, 2007).

Intervention plan will be constructed for individual child and procedures that strengthen desired behaviors and/or decrease undesirable behaviors will be used. Specifically, behaviors that interfere with normal developmental processes will be identified and modified in such a way so as to improve the child’s functional capacity.