Natural Environment Training

Natural Environment Training also known as NET is a sub intervention of Applied Behavior Analysis also known as ABA. In short, ABA is most commonly used to write intervention for students with autism (which is the essentially the class I’m taking: an graduate level introduction to autism spectrum disorder). One main part of ABA is explicit teaching of skills in a controlled, contrived environment usually at a desk (Discrete trial training or DTT). NET is the other side of that process where the skills being taught are in a child’s natural environment instead of a contrived setting wherever that might be. For example, teaching a student to imitate rubbing their hands together while washing their hands instead of the pure form of imitation at a desk. In my research paper proposal, the points I want to talk about in my paper about what it is: what is NET? How does NET work together with the other subsections of ABA (DTT, PRT, joint attention, positive behavior modification, etc), what NET could look like in multiple environments (school, home and community), and the age implications of NET meaning I’ve only seen NET talked about in a school-age student context. Could NET be used with teenagers, adults, and the elderly or is it more effective in younger people?

My paper needs at least 10 scholarly, peer-reviewed sources incorporated into it. The paper can also not be more than 10 pages (does not include reference page).

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