Early Intervention (EI) services use behavioral treatment methods to change socially important behaviors in measurable and meaningful ways in the child’s daily life. The services involve breaking skills down into their most basic components and rewarding positive performance, and are provided on a one to-one basis in a manner individualized to meet each child’s developmental needs. The goals are to build a range of important communication, social, and learning skills, as well as reduce challenging behaviors that may occur in children diagnosed with autism.
Research has shown that children who receive the appropriate support at key developmental stages are more likely to gain essential skills across essential areas of their daily lives. Parents can learn early on how to help their child improve cognitively, emotionally, and physically throughout the developmental stages with assistance from Thrive's Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Technicians.