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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Special Education: M.S.


Special Education


School of Education

First Advisor

Kyounghee Seo

Second Advisor

Mary Beth Noll

Third Advisor

Yun Jeong Park

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

PRT, Pivotal reaponse treatment, Children with ASD, School settings


Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have deficits in social, behavioral, and communicative skills. The purpose of this paper was to evaluate the effectiveness of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) for improving these skill deficits. In addition to student outcomes, this paper examined training issues with regard to the teachers, paraprofessionals, and peers who implement PRT in school settings.



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