LEARN TO USE MOTIVATION AS A PIVOTAL RESPONSE TO TEACH FIRST WORDS AND MULTIPLE WORD UTTERANCES
Tuesday, April 12 2016
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Social Hall of the Methodist Church
312 S 8th St. and Olive Ave., in El Centro
(Enter through the double doors on Olive)
Parents and/or Caregivers with children who have autism with language delays.
Parents and/or Caregivers who attend this meeting and submit the following forms to Kim Cantua at Imperial County SELPA firstname.lastname@example.org, office phone number will be eligible for the individual training sessions to be held on Saturday, April 16.
Behavioral Language Assessment Form, only available in English
Individual training sessions will be scheduled for 45 minutes. Parent(s) and their child will meet with a PRT trainer who will provide instruction and coaching to teach parents to use motivation as a pivotal response to teach first words and multiple word utterances. Video recording is recommended so Parent(s) can continue doing the sessions at home.
INCLUDED DURING MEETING:
Translation to Spanish and babysitting is provided for your children with autism. If your children are on a special diet, please bring them snacks and beverages if necessary.
FYI: WHAT IS PRT(R)?
Pivotal Response Treatment(R) is a research based behavioral treatment for ASD derived from applied behavioral analysis (ABA). The treatment was developed by Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel at the Koegel Autism Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The goal of PRT® is to develop communication, language and positive social behaviors providing relief from disruptive, self-stimulatory behaviors. Rather than target individual behaviors, the PRT® interventionist targets “pivotal” areas of a child's development. These include motivation, response to multiple cues, self-management and the initiation of social interactions. The philosophy is that, by targeting these critical areas, PRT® will produce broad improvements across other areas of sociability, communication, behavior and academic skill building. PRT® is recognized by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and the National Standards Project.