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Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)

Intensive Behavioural Intervention is an evidence-based intensive form of therapy, using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to increase an individual’s rate of learning or developmental trajectory. Intensive Behavioural Intervention is typically provided for 20–40 hours per week and delivered in a 1:1 or small group instruction format. It involves systematic and sequential teaching, direct measurement of performance, and consistent progress monitoring of individualized treatment plans. The therapists set up the learning environment to serve teaching purposes and enhance learning for the individual. Programming focuses on the facilitation of generalization and maintenance of skills to promote the use of these skills across all environments. 


A family-centred needs-based approach is at the core of Intensive Behavioural Intervention. All intervention goals are determined in ongoing collaboration between our clinicians and families to ensure that the targeted behaviours are socially significant to the individual and that behaviour change is long-lasting. TIPES is also happy to collaborate with other professionals such as speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists in the individual’s care team to incorporate goals in programming from a behaviour analysis approach.  


Our clinicians create individualized programming based on current research and best practices as directed by the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Programming goals may include academic skills, self-help skills, daily routines, functional language development, fine and gross motor skills, learning to play, and/or group learning skills. Caregivers are encouraged to take part in our caregiver training sessions to assist with generalization and maintenance of learned skills. 

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