The Prt Pocket Guide: Pivotal Response Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-01
  • Publisher: Paul H Brookes Pub Co

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What is Pivotal Response Treatment? What¿s the research behind it, what does it look like in practice, and what are some good examples of how to use it? Now one concise book gives professionals and parents all the basics of the widely used PRT¿one of a select group of highly effective, evidence-based treatments for autism. A great resource for educators, behavior specialists, early interventionists, SLPs, occupational therapists, and families, this reader-friendly pocket guide is the perfect introduction to PRT, the popular approach that uses natural learning opportunities to modify pivotal areas of behavior. Pioneering autism experts Robert and Lynn Koegel speak directly to the reader, demystifying PRT and clearly explaining why it leads to widespread and rapid progress for children. Filled with helpful tips and many practical examples based on actual children, the book reveals the key principles behind ¿ motivating children with natural reinforcers ¿ reducing disruptive behavior with PRT ¿ encouraging communication and social initiations ¿ developing a challenging curriculum that helps children make progress ¿ assessing children meaningfully in natural environments ¿ closely collaborating with parents on goals and interventions ¿ helping families weave interventions into everyday routines ¿ ensuring that children generalize skills to other settings ¿ decreasing parents¿ stress and offering positive support Throughout the book, the Koegels engage readers with down-to-earth guidance based on best practice, true stories from their decades of experience with children and families, and clear explanations of what the research says about PRT. And the end-of-chapter questions for teachers, therapists, and parents reinforce key points and prepare them for effective PRT implementation.

Author Biography

Robert L. Koegel, Ph.D., is Director of the Koegel Austism Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is also Professor of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology and Professor of Special Education, Disability and Risk Studies. Lynn kern Koegel, Ph.D., is Director of Clinical Services at the Koegel Autism Center and Director of the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Center for Apergers Research, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. vii
For the Readerp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
What Is the P in PRT?
Treatment of Pivotal Areasp. 13
How to Teach the Pivotal Area of Motivationp. 39
How to Get Rid of Disruptive Behaviorp. 65
How to Teach the Pivotal Area of Self-Initiationp. 73
How and When to Implement Treatment
Maximizing Family Involvementp. 105
How to Minimize Parent Stressp. 123
Treatment and Assessment in Natural Environmentsp. 135
Making Data Collection Easy in PRTp. 163
Referencesp. 185
Indexp. 195
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