Applied Behavior Analysis Essay

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Over the years there has been a rise in the number of children diagnosed with autism. As a result, there is a strong need for young children to start receiving an early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) . Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) has been proven to help teach children with autism successfully with social skills. Furthermore, (EIBI) uses the principles of behavior analysis (ABA) to increase behavior in the areas of imitation, receptive and expressive language, gross and fine motor skills, tantrums, aggression, and vocal and motor stereotypic behavior( MacDonald,2014). The purpose of the qualitative study is to determine if an (EIBI) would be successful in helping 3-4 year olds children with autism in a daycare center.…show more content…
Would EIBI be more effective than ABA alone to help preschoolers in daycare settings. 2. Should EIBI be used in preschool with children with Autism. 3. How will EIBI help preschoolers be more successful in regular classrooms. 4. Should it be mandatory for EIBI to be used in daycare and pre- school for children with Autsim. Part 3: Methodology The purpose of the qualitative study is to determine if an (EIBI) would be successful in helping 2-4 year olds children with autism in a daycare center. The results will determine if the use of (EIBI) in a daycare setting will successfully benefit 2- 4 years old toddlers. Also, the results will help determine if (EIBI) should be used instead or with ABA. An convenience sample of teachers with students diagnosed with autism in a large daycare will be the focus of this study. The participants will be male and female teachers in the 25-55 age range. Teachers will be interviewed and a survey will be conducted during the beginning and the end of the intervention phases. The teacher responses will help determine the areas that they feel the use of (EIBI) will benefit the most. Survey questions will ask how the use of (EIBI) has helped their students cognitive, joint attention, receptive and expressive language. The survey will also include questions pertaining to their training, student progress, and supports from family and the
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