Quality of early intervention for young children with autism- a question of knowledge and allegiance?

In Sweden young children with autism offers services through the habilitation centers and according to guidelines, early intensive intervention (EIBI) is the recommended treatment.


EIBI is conducted by preschool staff and parents in the child’s everyday life with supervision from the habilitation center.

The purpose of this project was to investigate the knowledge and attitude towards EIBI and also to measure the quality of delivered treatment and the relationship between quality and children’s progress.

The project has resulted in a doctoral thesis that can be downloaded here:
Quality and efficacy of early intensive autism intervention : a matter of trust, knowledge, and supervision?