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Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT)

Explicit teaching of skills in discrete, basic behaviors.  With discrete trial teaching, an instruction is given, a response occurs (or is prompted to occur), and reinforcement (or feedback) is given.  The premise behind discrete trial teaching is increased opportunities for repeated instruction, modeling, feedback and reinforcement.  The goal of discrete trial teaching is to generalize the skill to the natural environment, with people and across places other than where the skill was explicitly taught.  Instruction is often conducted at a table-top.  Based on applications of behavior analysis as researched by Lovaas. More information on discrete trial teaching (DTT)

DTT with Emma

Discrete trial teaching #DTT: notice that the materials are rearranged, that prompts are given, that reinforcement is stronger for the independent, correct response. See how the child is given time to scan and make a choice. Notice how the reinforcer(s) provided was a smile, social praise, and the sound a monkey makes "ooh ooh ahh ahh", rather than a simple "good job". ABA is a science, with specific procedures. Learn more at www.behaviorbabe.com.