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Focussed Interventions

Focussed interventions are designed to address a single skill or goal of a student on the autism spectrum.

These practices are operationally defined, address specific learner outcomes, and tend to occur over a shorter time period than comprehensive treatment models (i.e., until the individual goal is achieved).

Examples include discrete trial teaching, pivotal response training, and video modelling.

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