Pivotal Response Treatment for Autism Communication, Social, and Academic Development

ISBN-10: 1557668191
ISBN-13: 9781557668196
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 11/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Recognized as one of the top state-of-the-art treatments for autism in the United States , the innovative Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) uses natural learning opportunities to target and modify key behaviors in children with autism, leading to widespread positive effects on communication, behavior, and social skills. The product of 20 years of research from Robert and Lynn Koegel co-founders of the renowned Autism Research Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara this proven approach is now clearly presented in one accessible book. Because PRT works with each child's natural motivations and stresses functional communication over rote learning, this comprehensive model helps children develop skills they can really use. With this timely resource, educators and therapists will keep parents involved in every aspect of behavioral intervention. National Research Council of the National Academy of Science, 2001.

The basics of pivotal response treatment
A screening, training, and education program : first S.T.E.P
Interventions in general education classrooms : one boy's story as seen by his mother
Incorporating motivational procedures to improve homework performance
Parent perspectives of parent education programs
Ecocultural theory and cultural diversity in intervention programs
Developmental trajectories with early intervention
First words : getting verbal communication started
The pivotal role of initiations in habilitation
Working with paraprofessionals to improve socialization in inclusive settings
Play dates, social interactions, and friendships
Reducing ritualistic behaviors and broadening children's interests
Improving social-communication, empathy, and pragmatics in individuals with asperger syndrome
Combining functional assessment and self-management procedures to rapidly reduce disruptive behaviors

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