1.      Discrete trial teaching is a specific methodology used to maximize learning.

2.      It is a teaching process used to develop most skills, including cognitive,
communication, play, social and self-help skills.

3.      It is a strategy used for all ages and populations

The technique involves:

1.      Breaking skill into smaller parts

2.      Teaching one sub-skill at a time until mastery

3.      Providing concentrated teaching

4.      Providing prompting and prompt fading as necessary

5.      Using reinforcement procedures