Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation (TR)

Recreational Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation (TR)

Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)

Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) is the application of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in an intensive, highly structured format, but instruction generally lasts 20 to 40 hours a week instead of less than four hours. This method also normally takes place over two to three years instead of the two to six month timeframe under ABA.

IBI is used to teach new skills and behaviours to children with autism. It is a comprehensive approach that is used to teach a broad range of skills, such as communication, socialization, self-help, pre-academics, and play. 

IBI is delivered by a trained professional one-on-one or in a small group, whereas ABA techniques can be used by people in the autistic child’s life at home and at school. 

All IBI programs are individualized to the strengths and needs of each child and therapy decisions are based on a comprehensive review of program data. The goal of IBI is to help young children with Autism catch up developmentally to their age peers, by increasing their developmental trajectory or rate of learning. This means that IBI aims to increase the rate of a child’s learning, to bring their skills closer to those of typically-developing children, to decrease the symptoms of autism, and to prepare them for an appropriate school setting. A child’s developmental trajectory is determined by their performance on standardized assessments to evaluate how the child processes information and manages activities of daily living. 



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Kinark Child and Family Services Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI), Family Supports - Autism. Multiple (CA), Ontario, Canada
Kerry’s Place Autism Services Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA), Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI), Family Supports - Autism. Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Aspiration and Discoveries Special Education, Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI), Social Skills Training (SST). Markham, Ontario, Canada