Pivotal Response Training (PRT) is a method of systematically applying the scientific principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to teach learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). PRT builds on learner initiative and interests, and it is particularly effective for developing communication, language, play, and social behaviors. This module will describe the fundamental principles of PRT, its conceptual framework, and how it can be implemented in a variety of settings with learners who display a range of ability levels and who have differing needs.
- What's Included
- 62 pages
- Optional $30 certficate
- Identify the guiding principles of PRT and why it was developed
- Describe the four pivotal areas that have been defined by PRT research
- Describe at least two different teaching strategies used for each pivotal behavior
- List examples of how to implement PRT in a variety of settings
- List examples of how to apply PRT strategies with learners with varying skill levels and challenges
- Identify the evidence base for PRT
Modules on this site are always free. If you would like proof of completion, you can purchase a certificate when you have successfully completed this module. The certificate will provide contact hours for this module.
Graduate credit for courses is available through OCALI's partnership with Ashland University. Access information about course options and semester dates in the Search.
Continuing education credit from providers such as ASHA and NASW is in progress. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important: If you are an Ohio Early Intervention or Early Childhood provider, this module has received the Ohio Approved (OA) Designation.
To receive credit, please enter your Ohio Professional Registry OPIN in your Profile. If you do not know your OPIN, or you need to create one so you receive Ohio-approved training, visit occrra.org. When you have completed an approved module, you will submit it to OCCRRA by following the prompts provided.