Applied Behavior Analysis Model Of The Ibi Team

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A typical IBI team consists of a Program Manager, an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Consultant, a Clinical Supervisor, a Senior Therapist, a Lead/Primary Therapist and Instructor Therapists. Each of these professionals have different job descriptions, and offer unique skills and abilities that are useful in giving support to a child with ASD in addition to their family. Perry (2004), outlines a theoretical model for understanding stress which essentially includes four main components: stressors, resources, supports and outcomes. This model has been put together using a variety of literature resources, in order for professionals to understand and apply this theory to their occupation. This model can help us better understand as professionals …show more content…
This deals with personalities of the family members, as well as their beliefs and strategies to cope. An IBI team member must be aware of all these things in order to successfully build a professional relationship with the child being treated and their family members. It is important to respect the family and be sensitive to their cultural values and beliefs. A relationship where these things do not exist will not be successful. An individual’s family system resources also play a part in the final outcomes of their treatment. The IBI team must consider the family’s socioeconomic status when planning an intervention as some things, such as money to pay for these sessions may be limited and can affect the overall …show more content…
It discusses the variables that the team must take into consideration when devising a treatment plan, as well as the types of things to keep in mind for a successful professional relationship. The stressors, resources and supports may also impact the way in which a treatment plan can be carried out and the child’s progress, whether positively or negatively. This article provided a framework for professionals in the autism field to consider and be aware of the effects that stress can have on a family. Hopefully, with a theory such as this, IBI teams can more successfully lead the child to progress and lessen the stress on the

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