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We invite parents, BCBAs and other professionals to join us for an educational presentation on Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), a family-centered approach that may be implemented across environments, such as in the home, at school, or in the community. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to use motivational strategies to support language and social skills and reduce disruptive behaviors.

BACB CE credits will be available for this event. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Topic Details
Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) is an evidence-based model for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) based on the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA). PRT has been described in the literature as a family-centered approach that may be implemented throughout the day and across natural environments, such as in the home, at school, or in the community. Dr. Openden will delineate the development of PRT and the implementation of procedures for improving the pivotal response of motivation to produce generalized improvements in language, social, and academic skills and reduce disruptive behaviors.

The event will be hosted at SARRC’s Phoenix Campus for Exceptional Children at 300 N. 18th Street.

About the Speaker 
Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D is President and CEO of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) in Phoenix, Ariz. SARRC is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that conducts innovative research, provides evidence-based practices, disseminates effective training, and builds inclusive communities. Dr. Openden is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst—Doctoral (BCBA-D) and is licensed as a behavior analyst in Arizona. He has expertise in developing training programs for teaching parents and professionals to implement Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment model for children with ASD, and has been published in several peer reviewed journals and book chapters in the field. He is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University (ASU) and serves on the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research (OAR); Arizona State University President’s Advisory Community Council; and is a founding Board member of the Council on Autism Services Providers (CASP).