Another unique feature of PRT is that you don't focus on teaching individual skills one at a time. PRT allows you to work on broad areas of development (called "pivotal areas"). Once taught, these pivotal areas allow children to develop related skills more easily, possibly with less teaching time than if skills were taught one at a time.
PRT is considered to be a research-based intervention, with 30 years of research and over 200 published research articles. I'm sure you can tell that I am a big supporter of PRT. I have been using these methods with my students for years, and I honestly could not imagine doing ABA without incorporating PRT principles. However, as with any autism intervention method, it may not be what you want to choose for your children or students. Also, many professionals prefer traditional discrete trials for certain skills, or when a child is first learning a new skill. All of these methods can be very effective, and there isn't really a "wrong" choice between those two models. You don't necessarily have to choose between them either; both can be blended in a child's ABA or teaching program.
If PRT sounds like something you're interested in, I would encourage you to learn more to decide if it's right for you.
As stated in the title of this post, the 9th Annual PRT Conference is coming up soon on September 9, 2016. You can now register at an "early bird" price through August 16th. The conference is being held in Santa Barbara, California. Level 1 PRT Certification and BCBA CEUs are available at the conference.
For more information about the conference and how to register, please visit https://education.ucsb.edu/autism/upcoming-conferences
If you are unable to attend the conference, but would like to learn more about PRT, here are some books on the topic. I would personally recommend the "Pocket Guide" for parents and educators, and the other book for researchers, college instructors, and program managers.
About PRT: https://education.ucsb.edu/autism/pivotal-response-treatment
Upcoming Conferences: https://education.ucsb.edu/autism/upcoming-conferences