New Pocket Guide Explains Popular Autism Intervention Approach

New Pocket Guide Explains Popular Autism Intervention Approach

Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) is one of today’s most popular and effective autism interventions—it uses natural learning opportunities to help children make lasting improvements in communication, behavior, and other key areas. Many professionals who work with children with autism are familiar with PRT, but until now, there hasn’t been an easy way to demystify the approach for parents and teachers.

Responding to the need for a quick and practical primer, PRT developers Robert and Lynn Koegel have created The PRT Pocket Guide: Pivotal Response Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Now available from Brookes Publishing Co., The PRT Pocket Guide offers a “how-to” introduction to the scientifically-validated PRT approach, showing readers how to work with children’s natural motivations to target core behaviors and bring about rapid sweeping improvements. Featuring down-to-earth guidance based on best practice and many examples from the Koegels’ decades of experience with children and families, this quick-guide helps parents and professionals understand what PRT is, what it looks like in practice, and how and when it should be implemented. Readers will learn the key principles of using PRT to:

  • motivate children with natural reinforcers
  • reduce disruptive behavior
  • encourage communication and social initiations
  • develop a challenging curriculum that helps children make progress
  • assess children meaningfully in natural environments
  • weave interventions into everyday routines
  • help children generalize skills to other settings
  • decrease parents’ stress

The PRT Pocket Guide is already attracting high praise from both professionals and parents in the autism community.

For more information on The PRT Pocket Guide: Pivotal Response Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders, visit

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