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One method of treating autism is the applied behavioral analysis (ABA) method. This method uses positive reinforcement, repetition and prompting to teach language, play and social skills. Discrete trial teaching (DTT) is the most common teaching style incorporated into the ABA method. This teaching style involves breaking behaviors down into subcategories and teaching each subcategory through repetition, positive reinforcement and prompts that are gradually removed from the program as the child progresses. During this teaching, each subcategory is taught intensely and exclusively until the behavior is learned to help to ensure success for the child.