NET- Natural Environment Teaching

What is Natural Environment Teaching (NET)?

Natural Environment Teaching is an instructional method used in ABA therapy that involves working in an environment that the child encounters in their everyday life, or an environment that the child prefers. When using this method, our therapists teach skills through play. For example, a therapist may identify that a child gravitates towards trains. They will teach various skills while playing with trains, such as counting the wheels on the train, labeling the color of the train, teaching the child to share the train with peers, etc.

Research indicates using NET increases the likelihood that learners generalize their skills, or use their skills more readily outside of therapy.

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Caroline Roesel