Our Philosophy and Methodology
From a behavior-analytic perspective, autism is a syndrome of behavioral excesses and deficits. Every behavioral aspect of autism is addressed using interventions based on the scientifically validated principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
There is sufficient scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of ABA to teach children with autism a variety of adaptive skills and decrease a wide range of challenging behaviors.
The National Standard Project of the National Autism Center evaluated interventions for problems associated with autism (2009). The project concluded that comprehensive ABA-based interventions have been characterized as being “established” treatments for autism. ABA is endorsed by many government entities as the treatment of choice for autism.
At Interventions International we are committed to intervention methods based on scientific research in the field of applied behavior analysis. Our language training is based on B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. When working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities, we focus on the development of language and other foundational skills. We use a wide variety of other proven instructional methods, including errorless learning, discrete trial teaching, prompting, prompt-fading, fluency training, and natural environment training. Our programs maintain a high level of positive reinforcement to keep learning fun and motivating
The following links are additional resources regarding the effectiveness and endorsements for ABA as a valid treatment for autism.
Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) (2011)
National Institute of Mental Health
Iowa Department of Human Services
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association