PRT Course for Parents 1/24-1/27/20 at Stanford University


January 24-27, 2020

For parents of young children (2 - 5 years old) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The program focuses on communication skills and is appropriate for families of children who have some verbal words, but do not yet use full sentences.

Faculty: Lynn Koegel, PhD; Bob Koegel, PhD; and Grace Gengoux, PhD

This workshop is based on our clinical and research experience and is designed to provide education and training on PRT components. We will meet in small groups of approximately four families. The workshop will be individualized so that communicative behaviors of children will be targeted. The following general areas will be addressed:

·      How to implement the PRT motivational components

·      Expanding the functions of communication through question-asking

·      Understanding Fidelity of Implementation

·      Improving socialization in children with ASD

·      Procedures for decreasing disruptive or problem behaviors

This 4-day workshop is designed to teach parents how to correctly implement the motivational components of PRT to improve communication in their children.

Lectures will be given the first day and videos will be reviewed. During the second and third days, each parent will have an opportunity to work with a child for hands-on training and feedback during a two-hour session. Parents will also view other attendees working with a child. On the fourth day we will review goals and provide recommendations for further practice. Following the course, you will be provided with materials summarizing the PRT strategies presented.

Prior to attending: Send three 10-minute video recordings of yourself interacting with your child during three different activities. Videos will be reviewed in preparation for the on-site workshop.

DAY 1, 9:00am-2:30pm: Lectures and video examples. Learn about PRT basics and review videos of participants.

Day 2 & 3, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm: Review of interactions between parents and children with autism. Direct feedback will be provided.

Day 4, 9:00am-12:00pm: Review goals, summarize program

1-month following attendance: Send three 10-minute video recordings of your child for scoring and feedback related to PRT motivational components.

4-Day Educational Workshop fee: $2,800  Location: Stanford University


These workshops are conducted with very small groups and individualized feedback is provided, therefore space is limited. If the workshop is full please check back for future dates or email to be placed on our wait list.

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Partial scholarships may be available, please contact to apply. If you are interested in sponsoring a family’s participation, click here to donate