Tag: language development

What are the verbal operants and why do they matter?

Verbal behavior seems like the newest buzz word in the world of Autism. Parents ask me almost every day what it is and how it is different from applied behavior analysis (ABA). Truthfully, it is usually used interchangeably. Technically speaking though, it is the part of ABA that teaches children how to use language to communicate. Verbal behavior was developed…

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Does ABA lead to robotic sounding language?

One of the biggest fears that parents have is that children with Autism who receive ABA will develop robotic sounding speech. This is valid because there is some truth to it but in this video, I will share some ways you can minimize this effect and possible eliminate it all together.

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