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Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)

What is Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)?

Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) uses Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) principles to teach new skills and decrease unwanted behaviours, at least 20 hours per week. ABA is a structured and systematic teaching method based on learning theory that teaches new skills and decreases unwanted behaviours. ABA has been shown to be an effective treatment for individuals with Autism and other disabilities.

What skills are targeted within IBI programming?

  • Academic skills
  • Behaviour issues
  • Communication (vocal language, PECS, sign)
  • Play skills
  • School readiness
  • Self-help skills (toileting, feeding)
  • Social skills


If approved for the Autism Intervention Program’s Direct Funding Option (DFO), fees are covered by the regional program. Some families who are approved for DFO funding choose to have additional hours above the DFO funded amount. In these situations, extended health benefits (insurance) may be used to cover some or all of the cost of these additional hours.

How do you locate an IBI team?

At Dalton Associates, our Clinical Supervisors are approved to provide supervision for DFO funded programs. Our associates are Senior Therapists who supervise front line therapists who work with your child.

To locate, setup IBI services or for more information, call our Coordinator of Autism and Behavioural Services 1-855-259-9348 x 25.