The Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) Program is a treatment program for children with autism. Autism is a complex developmental brain disorder that appears in early childhood, although it is sometimes diagnosed much later. It affects the child’s normal development of social and communication skills. Autism is a spectrum that encompasses a wide range of behavior. The common features include impaired social interactions, impaired verbal and nonverbal communication, and restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior. The symptoms may vary from moderate to severe.
The EIBI Treatment Program focuses on the child’s development of communication skills and social-emotional areas in a natural setting. EIBI staff work with the child and family in the child’s home and/or at their pre-school or daycare.