Each year, hundreds of children with pervasive development disorder receive services through the intensive behavioural intervention (IBI) programs offered by Québec’s intellectual disability and pervasive developmental disorder rehabilitation centres (CRDITED).
This project proposed to draw a portrait of the different programs used by these establishments and to study their implementation. One of the project’s major contributions was to document the way in which different CRDITED programs are structured, emphasizing both the variations and the similarities in the services provided.
The results present the efforts made by establishments to implement intervention programs.
The results presented the efforts made by establishments to implement IBI programs while highlighting the challenges faced in doing so, particularly those relating to obtaining services for all children according to the desired level of intensity.
In addition to the issue of intervention intensity, other aspects of program implementation emerged that need to be addressed by the various stakeholders, including the availability of program documentation, the clinical process that has been put into place, the support provided by the organization in terms of training and supervision, and the role expected of and played by partners and parents.
Carmen Dionne, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Deposit of the research report: September 2013