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Thursday, February 27 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Pivotal Response Training for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Pivotal Response Training (PRT) is a scientifically-based intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)(Koegel & Koegel, 2006). Based on a review of over 8,000 abstracts PRT is listed by the National Autism Center as one of fourteen established practices for autism intervention. PRT is a naturalistic developmental behavioral intervention (Schriebman et al., 2015) that can be applied by a variety of people in multiple settings including the classroom, the home and the community. The use of PRT often leads to widespread, collateral improvements in a variety of different domains including communication, socialization, and behavior. PRT focuses on increasing a child’s motivation to engage and learn in their natural environment.


Angele Fournier

Speech Language Pathologist, Centre for Autism Services of Alberta
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist who currently works at The Centre for Autism Services of Alberta. I run an 11-week parent group that focuses on teaching parents how to use Pivotal Response Treatment strategies during their daily routines to support their child in learning how to... Read More →