Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)

For: children 12 to 48 months at start of intervention

Pivotal response treatment (PRT) is an evidence-based intervention program that uses applied behaviour analysis (ABA) principles. PRT uses your child’s motivation to teach communication and social engagement. You will learn the core strategies of the program so that you can use it in day-to-day routines and interactions with your child.

The program targets many skills, including eye contact, requesting, turn-taking, play skills, and how to gain your child’s attention using a range of strategies.

PRT is a 12-week program.  Appointments are one hour, once per week.  PRT is offered virtually or in-person depending on your location.

Access to Services

Please note, families must receive an invitation from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services through the Government of Ontario before participating in C-MEY.

Have you received an invitation? Remember to check your email spam and junk folders!

graphic with arrow showing example of the C-MEY invitation letter

Once you have received the letter of invitation, register for the Caregiver-Mediated Early Years program by completing TVCC’s online Intake and Referral form.

If you have questions or need help completing the form, contact Samantha McCarthy, C-MEY Program Coordinator, at:

  • Email: Samantha.McCarthy [at] tvcc.on.ca 
  • Call: 866-590-8822 ext 53777
  • Text: 519-953-5680

You will be asked for your OAP Client Reference Number when you register for this program.

Contact abs [at] tvcc.on.ca for information about registering with the OAP.

What to Expect

If you register for C-MEY using TVCC’s online Intake and Referral form, we will call to speak with you about the programs we offer and help you decide which is the right fit for your child and family.

After choosing a program, you will be connected with an experienced clinician from TVCC and/or one of our five partner agencies providing C-MEY in southwestern Ontario.

For More Information

Questions? Email us at abs [at] tvcc.on.ca (subject: Questions%20about%20Pivotal%20Response%20Treatment)

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