Tutorial: Teaching Verbal Behavior to Children with ASD


Einar T. INGVARSSON


Abstract

Early and intensive behavioral intervention has been shown to result in favorable outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder. Procedures and practices based on and influenced by B. F. Skinner’s Verbal Behavior (VB) have been increasingly integrated into EIBI curricula in recent years. In this article, I give an overview of some basic tenets of VB as they pertain to behavioral interventions for children with ASD, with a special emphasis on the relevance of basic behavioral principles to verbal operants. Additionally, I provide a few examples of practical recommendations derived from VB. 


Keywords

Autism spectrum disorder, Early and intensive behavioral intervention, Verbal behavior

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic Special Education
Pages 433 - 450
Issue IEJEE, Volume 9, Issue 2, Special Issue: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Approaches to Training, Teaching, and Treatment
Date of acceptance 01 November 2016
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Author(s) Details

Einar T. INGVARSSON

University of North Texas and Child Study Center, United States


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