Discrete Trials Kit: Beginning Learner Skills (ABA, Autism, Special Ed.)

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PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
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Discrete Trials Kit: Learning Readiness Skills

This set is designed to include all the materials needed to teach common learning readiness skills using discrete trial training (DTT). Learning Readiness Skills are the earliest skills students need to learn and include following 1-step directions, simple motor imitation with and without objects, and simple matching of objects and pictures. I included receptive and expressive ID of the basic vocabulary as an extension of the simple matching skills.

You can download a free sample of my Free Sample Discrete Trials Kit: Colors that uses the same format to determine if you like it.

Note: This kit is designed to be used by teachers who have previous training in discrete trials implementation and does not replace training by a qualified professional.

This learning readiness kit includes the following:

Data Sheets, instructional Programs, Pictures and Probe Material for Teaching:

• Motor Imitation with Objects

• Motor Imitation (without objects)

• Matching Object to Object for 6 Objects

• Matching Picture to Picture for 6 Pictures

• Matching Object to Pictures for 6 Objects

• Following 1-step Directions (9 Directions)

• Basic Receptive ID of Objects

• Basic Expressive ID of Objects

• Basic Receptive ID of Pictures

• Basic Expressive ID of Pictures

Picture arrays for all relevant skills are included.

Objects are not included in this packet.

You will need to have the following objects to complete some of the programs: 2 blocks, 2 toy cars, 2 shoes, 2 bowls, 2 cups, 2 spoons, shaker (Maraca, tambourine), hat, small ball, plastic container or can, comb, and drum.

This set up is specifically designed to assure that materials are presented in a consistent manner to the student to avoid errors being made because of the order the materials were presented, where the materials were placed or how they were constructed.

To do this, the materials are simple and move from less distracters within them to more distracters (i.e., circles without borders to squares with black borders to stars and crayons that are completely the identified color but have different shadings).

The arrays are already constructed so that the instructor just pulls them out and goes through them in order. There are probes included if you use probe data to compare to instructional data. There are instructional and probe data sheets included as well that are easy to use, can be put together for program planning or working with multiple students and then returned to a student-specific program book. There are also overall programs of the steps for each program. Each form can easily be used to graph the student’s progress.


Finally the arrays can be used on a tablet or computer so that they don’t have to be printed. If you are short on color ink this is a paper-efficient method of using it. I would recommend printing out the data sheets to provide a visual prompt to the instructor of the order of the instructions as well as to allow him/her to take data. Instructions for how to use the materials with a tablet or computer are included as are instructions for printing.


Download the preview to see what is included

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For more classroom materials for students with autism and special education

Receptive Vocabulary Activities for Spring: Feature, Function, Class

Discrete Trials Kit: Colors.


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This product is copyrighted to Christine Reeve 2015 for use in one classroom. They may not be copied for additional classes without purchasing extra licenses. For bulk discounts, please email me at drchrisreeve@gmail.com.

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