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 Full fee: S$214 per participant
(inclusive of GST and handout materials)


Start Date: 2021-03-25
End Date: 2021-04-08
Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Duration: 6 hr(s)

Programme Description

Based on the Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Discrete Trial Training (DTT) is a teaching technique that is built upon behavioural learning principles that teaches skills in small steps.

In DTT, behavior is broken down into discrete steps called a “single teaching unit” or learning trials. Trials are repeated several times with the learner receiving reinforcement for responding correctly. It uses massed trials, discrimination training, reinforcement, and didactic instruction.

DTT is an approach that can be used with students of all ages and may be used to assist students to learn new skills as part of curriculum teaching.

DTT is a particularly useful teaching approach for students who:

  • need a non-distracting environment in which to learn
  • require repeated opportunities in order to learn a skill
  • need to learn skills in small incremental steps
  • have difficulty maintaining learnt skills

Learning Goals

Upon completion of the training workshop, participants will be able to:

Part 1

  • Understand the fundamentals of incorporating concepts of Discrete Trial in Explicit Teaching and the Culture of autism
  • Identify and select reinforcers
  • Understand the use of different types of prompts
  • Break down tasks and select goals

Part 2

  • Learn the steps in setting up a discrete trial lesson
  • Establish relationships
  • Identify student ‘wants’
  • Break down tasks and select goals
  • Deliver lessons within the “food’ theme


Participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently teaching students on the Autism Spectrum aged between 7 – 18 years
  • Compulsory submission of quiz prior to 25 March 2021 on understanding of autism and basic principles of learning. Pre-readings to prepare for the quiz will be provided.

Targeted Audience

Teachers/Educators, Therapists and other Professionals working with Individuals on the Autism Spectrum in Special Education Schools (Foundation Programme & Vocational Track)

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Special Notes

Closing date: 11 March 2021

This workshop is conducted virtually via Zoom Platform. Successful registered attendee will receive an email confirmation with zoom meeting ID and password nearer to the start date.


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 Dr Chan Yee Pei

Dr Chan Yee Pei Educational Psychologist

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  • About Autism Resource Centre

    Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) or ARC(S), was established in response to the growing concern that the needs of this diverse population of people with autism go beyond existing provision. ARC(S) aims to highlight the needs of these individuals and to increase understanding and awareness of autism in our community.


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