Discrete Trial Instruction, Incidental Teaching and Child Play


Alisha Paxon, MA, BCBA, LBS


Many evidenced-based interventions exist to teach individuals diagnosed with Autism, including Discrete Trial Interventions (DTI). We will begin by reviewing the development of Discrete Trial Training (DTT) by Dr. Lovaas as well as a basic overview of the program. We will then review and identify goals for DTI programming, intervention strategies used to promote success, as well as stages of programming.

  • To help promote generalization of skills taught through DTI, we will review additional interventions such as incidental teaching and child play.
  • This training qualifies for BSL and BACB credits.
  • PCS provides light refreshments at all trainings.  Lunch is not provided. Please come prepared with a packed lunch as there will be a brief, working lunch break.
  • By attending a PCS training, you are giving PCS permission to videotape you and any discussion you participate in for video training purposes.

Credits Available

7.5 APA CE Credits For Psychologists or Social Worker Credits
7 BCBA CE Credits
8 BSL CE Credits
(See Additional Credit Details)

Seminar Location

PCS Headquarters
200 North 7th Street
Lebanon, PA 17046

December 20, 2019
8:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Cost: $100


Seminar Contact

Adam Hultstrand

Director of Education

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  • PCS is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PCS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • People who attend PCS trainings and seminars in their entirety may receive CE credits for psychologists/LPC/ LSW/LCSW/ LMFT or general training credits, including CAC/DDAP. For other licenses, please consult with your respective licensing board.
    • Following each seminar, participants who have attended the seminar in its entirety will receive a PCS Training Feedback form via email.
    • After receipt of the completed form, PCS will issue a certificate via email indicating the CE credits that have been obtained.
    NOTE: Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) trainings are for BSL licensure credits only. APA continuing education credits noted above do not apply.