Training Teachers to Use Pivotal Response Training With Children With Autism: Coaching as a Critical Component

Nov. 01, 2011

Source: Teacher Education and Special Education, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p. 339-349, (November 2011).

This investigation examined the efficacy of a 6-hour group workshop plus individual coaching for training 20 teachers to use PRT.

Results indicate that the workshop alone was only effective in training 15% of the teachers to meet mastery criteria for PRT.
The majority of teachers, however, showed additional improvement following individual coaching.

The findings suggest that attending a group workshop is insufficient training for most teachers to demonstrate mastery of PRT, but a modest amount of time spent in individual coaching with observation and feedback helps the majority of teachers master PRT techniques.

Updated: Sep. 27, 2012