Pivotal Response Treatment

Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)® is one of the most widely researched, evidence-based practices for the treatment of autism. It improves skills that are "pivotal" to social development, communication, and behavior for children, adolescents, and adults with autism.

Through PRT®, 90 percent of children who are nonverbal at age 3 learn to speak by age 5 (Koegel, 2000). PRT® is recognized by the National Autism Center, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and the National Standards Project as both comprehensive and scientifically proven. It was developed by internationally recognized researchers and clinicians at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Koegel Autism Center.

Dr. Rob Daniels’ ChicagoChildren’s Clinic was chosen by the University of California, Santa Barbara to be the first Chicago-area treatment setting to train professionals and parents in PRT®.

Read articles on the effectiveness of PRT® here.

Drs. Rob Daniels and Bob Koegel at the 2012 PRT Conference

Drs. Bob Koegel & Rob Daniels