Teaching autistic children

Discrete trial training (DTT) is a popular instructional strategy employed with children diagnosed with ASD. While being grounded in the evidence-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, it has been successfully used to teach a range of behaviors and skills. As with all intervention methods, it is not without its limitations as well.

In this Discussion, you will analyze the benefits and limitations of DTT and share them with your Instructor and colleagues. In addition, you will conduct a search for supplemental information on the use of DTT for ASD.

  • Review the Learning Resources for this week, including the required media, and consider the benefits and limitations of discrete trial interventions. Note: It is critical for you to review the media for this week prior to completing this Discussion.
  • Search the internet and/or the Walden library for an additional article related to discrete trial interventions for ASD to support your Discussion post.

Post an explanation of the benefits and limitations of discrete trial training and further describe behaviors for which discrete trial interventions are most appropriate. Support your explanation with the resources and an article you found in your search.

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, physical, and hand-over-hand prompts. That requires the therapist to drop the prompts at some point so that the student can translate the skills to the outside world. Another limitation is that it is hard to include other helpers like untrained adults in the process as it follows rigid procedural structures for effective outcomes.

In conclusion, DTT is mainly used in children with autism as they have abnormal behaviors (Schmidt, Drasgow, Halle, Martin, & Bliss, 2014). Most ABA therapists use DTT to help students attain positive behavioral change and develop functional life skills that can be used in the real world.

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Teaching autistic children