Parents fulfill a pivotal role in early childhood development of social and communication
skills. In children with autism, the development of these skills can be delayed. Applied
behavioral analysis (ABA) techniques have been created to aid in skill acquisition.
Among these, pivotal response treatment (PRT) has been empirically shown to foster
improvements. Research into PRT implementation has also shown that parents can be
trained to be effective interventionists for their children. The current difficulty in PRT
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- Doctoral Dissertation Computer Science 2019