Discrete Trial Teaching allows your child to practice skills they are in the process of learning in a low distractor environment. Discrete trials break a task down into smaller, more manageable learning opportunities which increase in complexity as your child's abilities increase.
The Pivotal response treatment (PRT) was developed by Drs. Lynn and Robert Koegel as a response to the perceived weaknesses of more traditional, highly structured approach to ABA. PRT is an approach that emerged from the natural language paradigm, which approximates the manner in which typically developing children acquire language. PRT is based on the principles that a child who is interested in their environment is more likely to learn. PRT is a child led approach in which the learning environment is manipulated to increase your child's interest and therefore, their potential to learn.
Proactive Strategies teach what to do through the reinforcement of desired behaviors. Proactive Strategies also teach appropriate alternative behaviors. Proactive Strategies are based on providing lots of opportunities for desired behaviours to occur and then rewarding the occurrence of the desired behaviours.
Incidental teaching is designed to increase a child's initiation by using natural reinforcers and building upon a child’s already existing interests. Incidental teaching focuses on communication. With incidental teaching, the environment is arranged to attract your child to desired toys and activities. The goal is to encourage your child initiate incidental teaching oppportunities by gesturing or requesting a desired item or event, followed by prompts for an elaboration in their initiation. Access to desired toys or activities is contingent upon producing an elaborated response during Incidental teaching.