How an EIBI program can change behaviour and attitudes of parents and their child

It is an incredible time in the lives of anyone when they first find someone very special, who they wish to be with for the rest of their lives. Early romance can often blossom which leads to engagement and then marriage. For many, the moment when their first child is born is the most amazing time.

Parenting comes with many increased responsibilities, obviously looking after the health and well-being of the child being at the top of the list. For most parents, everything runs smoothly and before long it’s time to start thinking about schooling. However, occasionally not everything will follow this dreamy path.

For those who recognize that their child maybe isn’t responding as they should, maybe having mood swings and showing behaviour away from the norm, then the concerns are natural. There is no need to panic, as EIBI can intervene and offer huge assistance to a child and its parents.

  • Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention, to give it its full title, is a program designed to offer therapy to those who show behaviour not expected of children of that age and goes on to try and correct things at an early stage to offer the best opportunities of what others would term a normal life in the future.
  • There are expert groups in this field who deliver such programs, to achieve the best results. They consist of highly qualified clinicians with vast experience that use techniques based on the Early Start Denver Model, otherwise known as ESDM. This allows a child to achieve positive outcomes while the parents become actively involved in the process. It may lead to finding some great ideas for outdoor hobbies for their child.
  • It is essential that any parent with concerns gets in touch with the experts as soon as possible so that an assessment can be made so that the professionals know exactly what is required. They understand that behaviour is largely caused by the surrounding environment so working with parents can find ways to improve this. Similarly, the program outlines that behavioural patterns can be affected by its consequences, again assisting parents to understand its concept.
  • By showing that positive consequences provide better outcomes than negative consequences, parents will be able to work with their child and make progress. The program consists of 12 to 25 hours a week of therapy overseen by an empathetic clinician, an independent therapist, or on occasions a combination of the two. Meetings every couple of weeks set goals for a child’s development along with parent coaching so that they can be met. It can lead to lots of family fun in a local park.
  • Parents will learn that behaviours need reinforcing continually for them to take effect. The program will benefit all participants and is covered by NDIS so that there is no cost involved.

Any parents worried about the behaviours and the development of their child should contact those who will provide training and support as soon as possible to start a process of behaviour intervention.