Tri-State Webinar: Pivotal Response Treatment: Overview: Part 1 of 2


This webinar provides an overview of Pivotal Response Treatment® (PRT).  PRT is a research-based intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). PRT® is a naturalistic intervention model derived from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  PRT® targets pivotal areas of a child's development, such as motivationresponsivity to multiple cuesself-management, and social initiations. These skills are pivotal because they are the foundational behaviors upon which learners with ASD can make widespread and generalized improvements in many other areas. By targeting these critical behaviors, PRT® results in widespread, collateral improvements in communication, social, and behavioral domains. This information and more will be covered in this two-part series. 

Learner Objectives:

In Part 1 the learner will be introduced to:

  • A brief history of ABA and early autism treatments
  • The background and development of Pivotal Response Treatment
  • The core PRT components of family involvement, treatment in the natural environment and treatment on pivotal areas

Presenter Information:

Dr. Robert Koegel was the Founding Director of the Koegel Autism Center at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is an international authority in the area of autism, specializing in language intervention, family support, and school integration.  He has published well over two hundred articles and papers relating to the treatment of autism.  He also has authored six books on the treatment of autism and positive behavioral support.  He has been the recipient of numerous research and training grants from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Institute of Mental Health. Models of his procedures have been used in public schools and in parent education programs throughout the United States and other countries. 

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The webinars are listed by category and alphabetical order. The category for this webinar is Behavior. Subcategory Teaching Procedures.


See also, Pivotal Response Treatment: Improving Academics in Children with Autism using PRT: Part 2 of 2:


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