Discrete Trial Training
Discrete Trial Training (DTT) is a method of implementing an ABA-based approach to teaching. Utilizing DTT, every task given to the child consists of (1) a request to perform a specific action, (2) a response from the child, and (3) a reaction from the therapist. DTT can be used to correct behaviors or to teach specific tasks including basic ones like responding to one’s name and dressing to more complex social interactions. Each task is broken down into its component pieces (a trial). As each trial is performed, a reward is offered to reinforce the behavior. Data is taken on each trial so that progress can be monitored.