a hypothesis that certain patterns of aptitudes respond better to certain sets of treatments. For example, people with higher spatial aptitudes might learn better when therapy material is presented to them visually, for example, with charts and diagrams. People with higher verbal aptitudes might respond better to treatment when the same material is presented in words, for example, a booklet.

APTITUDE-TREATMENT INTERACTION: "An aptitude-treatment interaction refers to the suggestion that a therapist can maximize therapeutic effects by matching a treatment with the aptitude of the individual."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APTITUDE-TREATMENT INTERACTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aptitude-treatment-interaction/ (accessed April 19, 2021).