Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
Pivotal response training is an intervention that integrates principles of child development with those of applied behavior analysis (ABA).
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about pivotal response training (PRT).
- Applying PRT in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The PRT module will take approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:
|Lesson||Time to Complete|
|A Case for PRT||10 minutes|
|Lesson 1: Basics of PRT||20 minutes|
|Lesson 2: Planning for PRT||45 minutes|
|Lesson 3: Using PRT||45 minutes|
|Lesson 4: Monitoring PRT||35 minutes|
|Applying PRT||10 minutes|
Suhrheinrich, J., Chan, J., Melgarejo, M. Reith, S., Stahmer, A., & AFIRM Team. (2018). Pivotal response training. Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from http://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/Pivotal-response-training
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)
CEC standards that apply specifically to the pivotal response training (PRT) module (PDF document, 1 page)