Project Area: Early intervention-effects of behavioural approaches.
Lead Researcher: : Prof Bob Remington
Institution: Southampton University
Description: The University of Southampton study was part-funded by Research Autism and was designed as a test of whether EIBI for children with autism is beneficial in routine use in the UK when compared with standard pre-school provision.
Impact: This project reported that EIBI can be an effective and practical intervention for pre-school children with autism in the UK. It also showed that EIBI can lead to a number of significant improvements in children's capacities without negatively affecting the psychological wellbeing of their parents.
In our first ever 'Research Report', we report on the outcomes of a field effectiveness study of early intensive behavioural intervention undertaken by the SCAmP team at the University of Southampton.
This research assessed the effect of early intensive behavioural intervention (EIBI) for autism.
EIBI is a comprehensive form of intervention, in which pre-school children are taught a wide range of skills by a specially trained group of teachers, normally including the parents of the children.
The study was uniquely designed as a stringent test of whether EIBI for children with autism is beneficial in routine use in the UK when compared with standard pre-school provision.