ABA Interventions

Lakeside is an innovative organization that strives to provide cutting edge therapy services that provide the best results for your child and family. ICAN is endorsing PRT because of the solid research behind its efficacy and the way that it integrates into our relationship based style of intervention. The table below summarizes the differences with PRT and other forms of ABA. Of the many treatment programs for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Pivotal Response Treatment® is one of the very few that is both comprehensive (as listed by the National Research Council and the National Academy of Sciences) and empirically supported (as recognized by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and the National Standards Project). PRT® is listed by the National Research Council as one of the ten model programs for autism, and is one of four scientifically based practices for autism intervention in the U.S. (Simpson, 2005).

PRT DTT VBI
Data Collection Methods Yes Yes Yes
Socially Significant Data Yes
Clinical Trials Validation Yes Yes Yes
Replicated Empirical Support Yes Yes Yes
Long Term Skill Generalization Yes
Leads to Collateral Gains Yes
Reduces Parent Stress Levels Yes
Can Be Utilized Anywhere Yes Yes
Easily Learned & Used by Parents Yes
Targets Motivation Yes
Targets Spontaneous Initiation Yes
Minimal Child Dysregulation Yes
Child Led Activities Yes Yes
High Variation in Tasks Yes Yes
Naturally Occurring Contexts Yes Yes
Rewarding After Target Response Yes Yes Yes
Naturally Occurring Activities Yes Yes
Naturally Contingent Rewards Yes
Clear Goal Mapping & Data Yes Yes Yes