Antecedent-based Intervention (ABI)
Antecedent-based interventions can be used to decrease an identified interfering behavior and increase engagement by modifying the environment.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about antecedent-based intervention (ABI).
- Applying ABI in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The ABI 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 ABI||10 minutes|
|Lesson 1: Basics of ABI||20 minutes|
|Lesson 2: Planning for ABI||25 minutes|
|Lesson 3: Using ABI||45 minutes|
|Lesson 4: Monitoring ABI||25 minutes|
|Applying ABI||10 minutes|
Sam, A., & AFIRM Team. (2016). Antecedent-based 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/antecedent-based-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 antecedent-based intervention (ABI) module (PDF document, 1 page)