The Koegel Autism Center hosts an Annual Pivotal Response Treatment® (PRT) Conference at UC Santa Barbara. Conference attendees receive a Level I: Introduction to PRT® Procedures Certificate. Level I Certification will be available at future PRT® Conferences presented by the Koegel Autism Center.
Level I Certification provides a strong knowledge base of PRT® procedures. Level I Certification certifies that participants have attended a 2-day conference/workshop covering the following standardized content:
PRT® Workshop/Conference Content
Minimum Number of Hours
|Delineation of Pivotal Areas
|2||Motivational Procedures of PRT® for Teaching Social Communication
1. Child attention and clear instructions
|3||Facilitating Social Interactions with Typically Developing Peers||2.0 hours|
|4||Motivational Academics||1.5 hours|
|5||Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)||1.5 hours|
|6||Other applications of PRT®/Emerging PRT® Interventions & Research||1.0 hour|
|7||History & Development of PRT®||0.5 hours|
|8||Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)||0.5 hours|
Level II Certificate: Introductory Implementer of Pivotal Response Treatment® Procedures
Individuals seeking Level II Certification must have completed Level I Certification. Level II training introduces participants to introductory PRT® motivational procedures for teaching communication. Level II Certification certifies that participants have met fidelity of implementation criteria for PRT® with 1 child with ASD.
Level III Certificate: Generalization of Pivotal Response Treatment® Procedures
Individuals seeking Level III Certification must have completed Level I and Level II Certification. Level III training establishes participants' ability to generalize their implementation of introductory PRT® procedures for teaching communication across a broad range of children with ASD. Level III Certification certifies that participants have met fidelity of implementation criteria for PRT® with 3 different children with ASD.
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