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|
If you leave the module prior to finishing, your place within the module will be saved. From your My Account page, look in the My Modules tab and select the last page viewed to resume this module.
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)