Big skills, small steps.
There are things we want our clients to learn that perhaps they don’t come into contact with enough or they don’t receive sufficient support as they are being taught these concepts. In this situation, we often break down larger skills into more manageable steps that have lots of practice opportunities and chance to earn reinforcement– we call this process Discrete Trial Training (DTT).
I thoroughly enjoyed the following video due to its efficient example and commentary. I recommend starting it at time stamp 1:43. Let’s look at it now!
Another super helpful and comprehensive video is the following:
Now try to identify the following on your own:
- Sd (discriminative stimulus)
- Target behavior (B) or prompt
- Sr (conditioned reinforcer) or correction
Check the following post for more tips on DTT: