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ERIC Number: EJ786528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Using Pivotal Response Training with Peers in Special Education to Facilitate Play in Two Children with Autism
Kuhn, Laura R.; Bodkin, Amy E.; Devlin, Sandra D.; Doggett, R. Anthony
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v43 n1 p37-45 Mar 2008
This study evaluated the ability of peers in special education to implement pivotal response training (PRT) with two students with autism in order to increase social interactions. Peers were taught the strategies using modeling, role-playing, and feedback. After training, peers implemented PRT strategies with the children with autism. Picture prompts were provided to assist peers in recalling the strategies, but were completely faded until peers could implement the procedures with no instruction from observers. Increases in opportunities to respond were observed, as well as responses and initiations of social interaction by the children with autism. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Does Not Meet Evidence Standards