Discrete Trial Training (DTT) has been demonstrated to be an effective method of treatment for children with autism and is also one of the most frequently implemented procedures used in an ABA program (Smith, 2001; Stahmer, Ingersoll, & Carter, 2003). DTT can be used to teach almost any skill set including language, social, vocational, cognitive, and imitation. The goal of DTT is to establish basic discriminations that can be generalized and expanded upon using other teaching procedures such as natural environment teaching (NET) (Tarbox & Najdowski, 2008). This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of DTT.
After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
- State the history of DTT.
- List advantages and limitations of DTT.
- Discuss recommendations for practitioners.