Discrete Trial Teaching Method to Improve Receptive Language Skills in Children with Global Developmental Delay

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  • Elya marfu'atun Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia




Receptive Language, Global Developmental Delay, Discrete Trial Teaching, Behavior Modification


The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the Discrete Trial Teaching method in improving the receptive language skills of children with Global Developmental Delay. The receptive language skills provided in this intervention are recognizing body parts in the facial area. This research is an-experimental research with a single subject research, which uses the A-B-A model. Baseline measurements were carried out twice, namely before and after the implementation of the intervention. This study used 20 sessions consisting of 5 sessions for the first baseline, 10 intervention sessions and 5 sessions for the second baseline. The participant of this study was a boy aged 3 years and 6 months who was diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay. Data analysis used in this study is visual analysis which includes 6 components. The results showed that there was an increase in scores and with an upward trend and good stability, so it can be concluded that the Discrete Trial Teaching method can effectively improve the receptive language skills of children with Global Developmental Delay.


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Elya marfu’atun. (2023). Discrete Trial Teaching Method to Improve Receptive Language Skills in Children with Global Developmental Delay. Special and Inclusive Education Journal (SPECIAL), 4(1), 19–26. https://doi.org/10.36456/special.vol4.no1.a7106