DTT- Discrete Trial Training

What is Discrete Trial Training (DTT)?

Acquiring skills requires repetition and positive feedback. This is the concept behind Discrete Trial Training, another instructional method used in ABA therapy. This method involves repeating one skill or a group of skills to ensure the child has ample learning opportunities to ensure the concept is “sticking.” Therapists use DTT to teach new skills, to break large tasks down into smaller steps, and to provide more structured teaching to learners who need it. Once a learner demonstrates their skills during DTT instruction, it’s important they demonstrate the same skills in their natural environment. ABA Connect’s goal is to ensure your child uses their new skills in the real world! More on this in our Parent Support and Training section.