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RBT Modules 22, 23 & 24

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Transcript of RBT Modules 22, 23 & 24

Discrete Trial Training
Program Components
To Impact a Life
Registered Behavior
Modules 22, 23 & 24

Module Goals
Dr. Michael Cameron
Registered Behavior Technician Modules:
C-1, C-2, and C-4 (Skill Acquisition)
Identify the essential components
of a skill acquisition plan, Prepare for the
session as required by the skill
acquisition plan. Implement discrete trial
teaching procedures
90 Minutes
Competency based quiz
(5 questions)
Demonstration Recommendations:
At the conclusion of this training,
your BCBA supervisor to review the curriciular they use and thier format for skill acquisition programs,
the actual programs you will be required to implement, and
, with good procedual integrity, your ability to implement skill acquisition programs
To discuss the common elements of a good
skill acquisition program outline
To discuss how to prepare for an instructional
To discuss the development of skill acquisition programs and the importance of the programs and program curricula
To review the various instructional formats
you will encounter
To define and describe the Discrete Trial Training
(DTT) format
Your skill acquisition prorams will be developed in accordance assessment results. Programs will be individualized
Your team will determine the order of priority of skill development. Emphasis will be placed on skills that will have the greatest impact on quality of life
What you focus on will depend on: (1) the age of the person; (2) the developmental level of the person; (3) assessment results;
(4) the context in which you will work with the person (e.g., school, home, community, hospital, or clinic); (5) the reason the person was referred for services; and (6) the curriculua selected for the person
What you focus on regarding skill acquisition will depend on assessment results, as previously indicated, but also the
selected. Curriculum refers to the lessons and content (e.g., academic) taught in a school or a specific course or program (e.g., communication curriciulum, functional and life skills curriculum, reading, literacy and comprehension curriciulum, social skills curriculum, math curriculum)
You will be using evidence-based practices for instruction and you will be collecting data to verify progress
Seven Dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis
Interventions are focused on problems with demonstrated social relevance
Our focus is on measurable behavior
We demonstrate the functional relationship between
our independent and dependent variables (i.e., we show cause and effect)
Interventions are descibed in detail and can be implemented by anyone with the appropriate training
Conceptually Systematic:
The procedures we use are based (and can be explained by) the elemenrary principles of behavior analysis
Our interventions produce meaningful and socially relevant effects
The generalization of skills (to new people, environments, and materials) is programmed at the onset of treatment
12 Tips for Preparing for
a Session
1. Ensure you have
contact information
(names, current addresses, contact phone numbers, and an
understanding of preferred methods for communication).

2. Be
on time

You are part of an overall ecology
, and everything about your presentation will impact the ecology,
including: the way you dress, your personal scent (e.g., perfume, cologne, and oders associated with
food intake, coffee consumption, and cigarette smoking), and the manner in which you interact with
others (e.g., whether you greet them or not)

4. Your
cell phone usage
during a session will certainly impact: the person or people you are serving,
other professionals working around you, and families (if you are providing service within a home).

5. Be sure you understand the
cultural expectations
related to the environement you will be working in
(e.g., homes, schools, hospitals). This includes reviewing critical documents such as an Individualized
Education Program (IEP)

6. Plan to
build rapport
with a person before you begin imposing demands. Specifically, establish yourself
as a reinforcer

7. Ensure that you understand how to
with the person or people you will be seving and
ensure that all communication supports are available (e.g., visual systems, Voice Output
Communication Aids/Speech Generating Devices)

8. Ensure that you have received the requisite
competency-based training
to implement all programs
and use use all program materials

9. Ensure that you have received explicit instruction centered on the
instructional methodologies
will be using (e.g., Natural Environmental Teaching, Incidental Teaching, Discrete Trail Traning,
Community-based Instruction)

10. Flyimg is easy, it's the
that are difficult. Plan your transitions

the person for exactly everything unless contra-indicated

your environment, materials, and reinforcers and be familiar with your data sheet
Goals and Objectives

Clearly defined and in
line with assessments.
If you are working in a
school system, they should
be in line with district and/or
state educational standards
Will do what?
Under what conditions?
To what level of proficiency?
As measured by whom? Using what measurement methods?
and Objectives


Client name, date, instructor
Purpose of the program
Materials and equipment needed
Instructioanl cues
Prompts (if part of the program)
Desired response
Reinforcement for desired response (e.g., types and schedule of reinforcement)
Plan to manage errors
Data collection
How progress will be assessed

Formatting Matters

Outline of the specific strategies that
will be used to promote the generalization
of the skill to different environments, people,
and materials
Discrete Trail Training (DTT) is one of
teaching formats you will use
Other instructional formats include

Client-initiated instructional sequences (Incidental Teaching)
Task Analysis and Chaining
Instructional trials embedded in ongoing activity (Activity-Based Instruction)
Natural Enviroment Teaching (NET)

Not cookbook
Not Generic
Discrete Trial Training Format
A specific cue or instruction from the teacher (an SD or discriminative stimulus)
An opportunity for the learner to respond (response). Prompts may be used here
A consequnece delivered by the teacher based on the learner's response (consequence)
Essential for building many important skills
An opportunity for "massed trial" instruction
An opportunity for "interspersal" training
An opportunity to increase learning opportunities
Used in a one-to-one teaching format
Inter-Trial Interval or ITI (the space between one trial and the next)
Discrete Trial Training is an instructional format used in applied behavior analysis, The format focuses on skill acquisition by manipulating the sequence of antecedents and consequences. The main components of the format include: instruction, prompting,
response, consequence, and inter-trial interval
O. Ivar Lovaas
Data Collection to Verify Results
Which of the 7 dimensions of applied behavior analysis is concerned with clear descriptions of procedures?
True or False. The way that you present yourself and your personal actions will influence an entire ecology (e.g., classroom, clinic, home environment)
True or False. A written program should include a clear description of goals and objectives
What are the essential components of a discrete trail?
Antecedent (SD) Response Consequence Inter-trial Interval
Is Discrete Trial Training the only teaching method you will use?
No. It is one of many procedures I will use as a Registered Behavior Technician
Dr. Sidney Bijou
Academic skills
Fine motor skills
Gross motor skills
Language skills
Self care skills
Skills to Teach
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