Pivotal Response Treatment

for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Second Edition
Robert L. Koegel, PhD | Lynn Kern Koegel, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Pages 304
  • Format 7" x 10"
  • Copyright 2019
  • Product Code 9781681252964 ( MR #067310 )

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PRT guidance from infancy to adulthood

One of the most respected and widely used autism interventions, Pivotal Response Treatment uses natural learning opportunities to modify key behaviors in children—leading to widespread positive effects on communication, behavior, and social skills. Now the pioneering experts behind PRT have created a comprehensive modern guide to this research-based approach, completely reworked and revised for today's therapists, educators, and parents.
Strengthened with new research and more step-by-step guidance, this bestselling PRT guidebook is now reorganized to support children on their whole developmental trajectory, from infancy through adulthood. New and revised chapters cover critical topics—including assessment, self-management, and life beyond the classroom—and the book's down-to-earth, accessible style ensures that all readers can grasp PRT principles and apply them effectively. With this proven approach backed by more than 25 years of research, professionals and families will support children with autism as they enjoy more positive interactions, more effective communication, and higher academic achievement.
  • advance children's communication and language skills, even in extremely challenging cases
  • aid early identification and intervention
  • improve children's motivation and performance in school
  • foster friendships with peers during play dates and other social interactions
  • increase positive behavior by combining functional assessment and self-management strategies
  • decrease disruptive behavior
  • help young adults make a smooth transition to college, career, and community life
Each chapter features learning goals, key insights to remember, and helpful study questions (also available online to download and print).
  • New and completely reworked chapters on:
  • Working with infants and toddlers
  • Linking strengths-based assessment to treatment planning
  • Improving adolescents' communication and social skills
  • Teaching parents how to implement PRT
  • Combining functional behavioral assessment and self-management strategies
  • Helping young adults succeed in college and the workplace
PLUS: The book is now organized by developmental stage, so you can help children from the cradle to college—and beyond!
Review by: V. Mark Durand, Professor of Psychology at University of South Florida St. Petersburg
“In this second edition, Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel, internationally known authorities on the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, update their extensive evidence-based intervention approach that can be used across the lifespan. This is a much-needed reference for professionals and students.”
Review by: Teresa Cardon, Associate Professor at Utah Valley University
“This comprehensive guide to PRTs has been updated to include new research, goals, case studies, and a plethora of practical strategies. The Koegel's work with families, educators, and individuals with ASD is reflected throughout the pages of this book and provides a fantastic guide to practitioners across various disciplines. PRT remains one of my go to interventions as an evidence based, relevant, individualized behavioral intervention!”
  • Section I Overview: Pivotal Response Treatment in Context
    • Chapter 1 The History and Basic Components of Pivotal Response Treatment
    • Chapter 2 Assessment, Feedback, and Treatment Planning
    • Chapter 3 Ecocultural Theory and Cultural Diversity
  • Section II Beginning Stages: Early Intervention
    • Chapter 4 Intervention for Infants and Young Toddlers
    • Chapter 5 Teaching First Words
    • Chapter 6 Expanding Friendship Opportunities for Children with ASD Grace W. Gengoux and
  • Section III Childhood: Treatment Options at Home and at School
    • Chapter 7 Parent Education in Pivotal Response Treatment
    • Chapter 8 Inclusive Education
    • Chapter 9 Motivational Academics
  • Section IV Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Moving Toward Independence
    • Chapter 10 Functional Behavior Assessment and Self-Management
    • Chapter 11 Improving Communication Skills in Adolescents and Adults with ASD
    • Chapter 12 Improving Socialization in Adolescents and Adults with ASD
  • Section V Adulthood: Higher Education and Employment
    • Chapter 13 Improving Outcomes in Higher Education for Adults With ASD
    • Chapter 14 Supporting Individuals with ASD in Employment Settings

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