TEACHING STRATEGIES

Zephyr Behavioral Healthcare uses a variety of research-based teaching strategies in ABA therapy to teaching meaningful, foundational skills.

Natural Environment Teaching

Natural Environment Teaching involves embedding learning opportunities into play. For example, while playing with legos, a therapist and their client could work on colors, imitating actions with objects, following 1-step instructions, commenting and conversation, and many more skills, as appropriate for each learner!

Discrete Trial Training

Discrete Trial Training (DTT) is a more structured form of teaching that involves a specific instruction, a response from the learner, and feedback from the therapist in the form of reinforcement for a correct response or error correction. For example, while playing with bubbles, a therapist  may pause, hold up an animal and ask, "What's this?" After a correct response, they would continue blowing bubbles!