SCERTS is an educational model developed by Barry Prizant, PhD, Amy Wetherby, PhD, Emily Rubin and Amy Laurant. SCERTS uses practices from other approaches including ABA (in the form of PRT), TEACCH, Floortime and RDI. The SCERTS Model differs most notably from the focus of ?traditional? ABA, by promoting child-initiated communication in everyday activities. SCERTS is most concerned with helping children with autism to achieve ?Authentic Progress,? which is defined as the ability to learn and spontaneously apply functional and relevant skills in a variety of settings and with a variety of partners.