PRT a promising intervention for Autism

A new study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders  and reported in EurekAlert points to the promising method of treating autism called Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT).  Originating at UC Santa Barbara, this approach is well worth investigation, if you haven’t heard of it already.

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2 Responses to “PRT a promising intervention for Autism”


  1. 1 Joseph S February 15, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Just as there are compilations of one-hit wonders,articles have been written about N = 1 studies.

    Now, I suppose it’s time for N = 2 studies!!!

    What more can I say about possible direction of research in this area, let alone conclusion(s). Isn’t there more substantial work being done – N = 3 studies?

    • 2 Juanita M February 15, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Correct you are – this is a very small study. However, PRT has been around for a while and gotten lost in the ABA fervour, which is unfortunate. The literature is there – check UCSB site – and the approach is practical and environmentally adaptable.


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