First Steps in Beginning Language Intervention

864 Words Feb 17th, 2018 3 Pages
The first assigned reading, Errorless Teaching and the Use of Transfer Procedures, established that the difference between a great Applied Behavior Analysis program and a mediocre program is often in the details of correct prompting procedures. It’s important when teaching a child with autism or any developmental delay that you not only know the science of ABA and the conceptual analysis of VB, but also that you can deliver accurate and appropriate therapy. Prompts are the little nudges or hints that will increase the likelihood of a correct response from your child. The bases of prompting include the several difference types of prompts, and a hierarchy to identify how invasive the prompt is. For a child to be successful is better to use the least intrusive prompt, such as physical prompt (partial physical prompt), gestural prompts (model or imitative prompt/partial imitative prompt), and other prompts (visual and textual prompts). Also this reading pointed out how too many antecedents and a non-invasive prompt cause the child to not complete the task that he is being asked to do and in to reinforced the child’s non-compliance, such as the example of Lucas and his dad with the control remote after Lucas has shortly begun his ABA therapy. When giving an instruction it’s best to give only one antecedent, expect only one behavior, and delivery only one consequence. Giving too much…
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