Naturalistic Intervention (NI)
Grounded in behaviorism, naturalistic intervention (NI) consists of applying principles of applied behavior analysis during a learner’s everyday routines and activities in order to increase a target behavior or decrease an interfering behavior.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about naturalistic intervention (NI).
- Applying NI in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The NI module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:
|Lesson||Time to Complete|
|A Case for NI||10 minutes|
|Lesson 1: Basics of NI||20 minutes|
|Lesson 2: Planning for NI||45 minutes|
|Lesson 3: Using NI||25 minutes|
|Lesson 4: Monitoring NI||25 minutes|
|Applying NI||10 minutes|
If you leave the module prior to finishing, your place within the module will be saved. From your My Account page, look in the My Modules tab and select the last page viewed to resume this module.
Amsbary, J., & AFIRM Team. (2017). Naturalistic intervention. Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from http://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/Naturalistic-intervention
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)
CEC standards that apply specifically to the naturalistic intervention (NI) module (PDF document, 1 page)