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Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching:

Interactive Training and Support Tools

Thank you for participating in this CPRT research study!

Your participation is essential to our overall goals to make CPRT more accessible to school-based teams.

Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching (CPRT) is classroom-based adaptation of Pivotal Response Training, an evidence-based practice for autistic students that falls under the category of Naturalistic Interventions.

Teacher and Student smiling in a classroom setting.

CPRT was designed in partnership with teachers and administrators to best meet the needs that teachers face in the classroom. Teachers who use CPRT have reported benefits in student motivation, generalization, and maintenance of academic, behavior, communication, and social skills. Learn more about CPRT.

This particular study has two primary aims:

Compare distance vs. In-person workshop opportunities for learning CPRT.

Develop a tool to help teachers individualize their use of CPRT to maximize benefits for their students.

Kids Playing with letters on a table.

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Gamifying academic work is an easy way to incorporate the components of CPRT in a lesson. Here’s an idea for multiplication that can work for many other goal areas! Matching word to picture, word to definition, subtraction or addition equation to answer…the list goes on and on. How could you use Memory in your next CPRT lesson?These multiplication table memory games are so fun! LINK: See MoreSee Less
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This activity looks like a fun direct reinforcer in a CPRT lesson! What goals would you target in a lesson that uses this idea as reinforcement?LEGO STAMPING 😁This is seriously one of the BEST art project ideas!LINK: See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to our new CPRT facebook page! We are excited to share project updates and link you to relevant research and practice! See MoreSee Less
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Meet the Team

Meet the team involved with the study.


Please contact Janice Chan,
Project Coordinator and Trainer