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|
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)