Discrete Trial Training

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So you have got ABA. It´s the big term. And then you have DTT, which stands for discrete trial teaching or training, which is just a technique. So it´s like saying what´s the difference between mathematics and carrying or borrowing or what´s the difference between a building contruction and a hammer. SO DTT is one tool that you can use within everything you do in ABA. What DTT actually is is a way to present certain types of subject matter broken down into such teeny, tiny components and presented in such a way that it´s very, very easy for the learner to figure out what it is that they are supposed to be learning.

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Val Fein

Mom of Autistic Child

Val Fein is an autism intervention specialist in private practice, a psychology PhD candidate working on her dissertation research, and the mother of a child whose diagnosis moved from autism: severe/moderate to autism: recovered/indistinguishable, after intensive early intervention.

Val is currently conducting research for her doctoral dissertation. She is investigating how expert autism-intervention practitioners describe the process of successfully establishing moments of intersubjective engagement during their early intervention sessions with children who have autism.

Val designs and oversees individualized comprehensive autism intervention programs. She teaches parents, educators, therapists, and paraprofessionals how to target recovery from autism for the children they love. She works extremely closely with each family, partnering with parents to create and maintain programs that aim to maximize joy for their child. She specializes in the moment-to-moment mechanics of effective and meaningful intervention.

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