Tag: Speech and 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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What is a Language Delay

You sit on the park bench and wave as your child plays in the sand box. Your child smiles back…. Just then a little girl, who looks to be about the same age as your child, comes to the woman sitting next to you and says, “Mommy, I want juice.” You smile politely but secretly, inside it feels as tho…

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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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