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Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching: Teacher Training Outcomes Of A Community Efficacy Trial

Jessica Suhrheinrich, Sarah R. Rieth, Kelsey S. Dickson, Scott Roesch, Aubyn C. Stahmer

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Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching (CPRT) is a naturalistic behavioral intervention for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that was systematically adapted for teacher use. In this study, the authors evaluate outcomes of a large randomized trial training teachers ( n = 126) to use CPRT. Training involved 12 hours of small group sessions and additional 1:1 coaching in each teacher’s classroom. Overall, CPRT fidelity was significantly higher at the end of the training year relative to the observation year ( B = 0.24, p = .001) and teachers report using CPRT an average of 47 minutes per day. Moderator analyses indicate that training, teacher, and classroom- and school-level characteristics affected CPRT fidelity. Teachers report high overall satisfaction ( M = 4.37, SD = 0.45; 1-5 Likert-type scale) and confidence in their ability to use CPRT with their students ( M = 4.2, SD = 0.57). In this study, the authors indicate the acceptability and feasibility of the CPRT training protocol and adds to the limited number of school-based randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating interventions for students with ASD.