Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Interventions (NDBIs): Teaching Children in a More Natural Way

 

Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention (NDBI) has been approved to be an effective tool for helping young children with autism. However, is it an alternative to “traditional” ABA therapy? Learn about NDBIs, its core components, and how you can incorporate its key strategies into your next ABA session.

1 Learning CEU Available.

Course Description

Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention (NDBI) has been approved to be an effective tool for helping young children with autism develop early skills such as social communication, language, gesture, engagement, and regulation. However, is it an alternative to “traditional” ABA therapy? NDBIs are considered more natural compared to the “traditional” ABA teaching styles, such as Discrete Teaching Trial (DTT). It is designed to help with generalization and prevent problem behaviours from occurring right from the very beginning.

In 2021, the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) encourages professionals to gain teaching skills that are based on NDBIs. As professionals, what does this mean to our clients and families and how do we incorporate these shifts in our teaching style? In this workshop, we will dive into what NDBI is, why it is an efficient tool to use, and how to use it to see satisfactory results in your clients.

Participants will:

  • Learn about Naturalistic Developmental Behaviour Interventions (NDBI), how they integrate both behavioural science and developmental psychology, and its limitations
  • Understand the core components and commonly used strategies that make up NDBI including prompt fading, natural reinforcement, child imitation, turn-taking, and more
  • Identify key differences between NDBI & Discrete Teaching Trial (DTT) through roleplay videos and scenarios
  • Learn about different types of NDBI including the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), Joint Attention Symbolic Play, Engagement, and Regulation (JASPER), Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Project Improving Parents as Communication Teachers (PROJECT ImPACT), and more!
  • Identify key differences between ABA & NDBI and how to incorporate NDBI strategies into an ABA session

 

1 CEU Available

This content is intended for those who: have or are pursuing RBT/BCaBA/BCBA designations; teachers, and therapists; This course is also designed for other individuals, professionals or anyone whose role is to support individuals with developmental disabilities in any capacity.

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