Toward A Deeper Understanding of Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions
Naturalistic Developmental Behavior Interventions (NDBIs) are a group of early interventions that use a variety of strategies from applied behavioral and developmental sciences. Although NDBIS have been demonstrated effective, NDBIs are not implemented on a wide scale within early intervention programs for children on the autism spectrum. One major barrier is that many practitioners lack training, knowledge, and support for implementing NDBIs (Hampton & Sandbank, 2021). We will provide recommendations to the autism service community, intervention developers, and researchers.
At the end of this session, practitioners will be able to:
- clarify the core and common features of NDBIs,
- discuss possible misconceptions of NDBIs, and
- articulate reasons why NDBIs could be widely implemented in their treatment environments.