Parent Perceptions of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention for Autism

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,7
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 8: Psychological Services for Students With Autism

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand how this study will add to the literature based on the use early intensive behavioral intervention in young children with autism.
  2. learn how these results may be relevant to future studies that aim to develop behavioral interventions and coping strategies for parents.
  3. facilitate the development of parent education programs that could enhance their understanding and utilization of early intensive behavioral intervention.


The focus of this study was on parents’ retrospective perceptions of past early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) services and current outcomes for their children with ASD. Results of this study suggested that the intensity of ABA intervention accounted for significant variance in adaptive skill levels and school placement, emphasizing the importance of the length of time EIBI was received. Parent interviews reveal benefits and limitations of EIBI perceived by parents.



Yi Ding, Fordham University
Pamela Giambona, Fordham University


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