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Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) in Young Children with ASD: Advancements in the Field

Presenter: Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D

(1.5  BACB CEUs)

Date/Time: Thursday, December 1 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Room: 105

Description:

Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) is an evidence-based model for children with ASDs based on the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA).  PRT has been described in the literature as a family-centered approach that may be implemented throughout the day and across natural environments, such as in the home, at school, or in the community.  Dr. Openden will delineate the development of PRT and the implementation of procedures for improving the pivotal response of motivation to produce generalized improvements in language, social, and academic skills as well as reductions in disruptive behaviors.  Video examples will be used to illustrate how parents and professionals can implement the motivational procedures of PRT throughout the day and across settings.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to understand pivotal responses as they relate to core areas of intervention and widespread improvements in young children with ASDs.
  2. Participants will be able to understand how to use natural reinforcers for improving motivation and for improving generalization for young children with ASDs.
  3. Participants will be able to understand how to use the motivational procedures of PRT to improve social communication in young children with ASDs.

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