Find the cookie when it is asked for (receptive)
Select a cookie if asked:
What do you eat? (function)
What has chocolate chips? (feature)
Find the food (class)
|Faster language acquisition through early emphasis on functional language.
By teaching language for obtaining reinforcers (i.e. mands), this approach encourages faster language acquisition; the child would learn that using language is valuable for obtaining their favorite items or activities.
|Language training is more limited.
Children are taught receptive (comprehension) and expressive language.
|Ongoing emphasis on capturing motivation.
We recognize that a child’s desire for certain items or activities change over time. A simple example would be a child losing interest in obtaining cookies once they are full. Thus, constant monitoring is required to sustain child’s motivation for learning.
|Insensitive to changes in child’s motivation to obtain a particular reinforcer.
|Mode of instructional delivery
|Natural environment teaching
Natural modes of teaching are utilized so that children would find it easier to respond in different situations.
Short & rigid instructions
|Discrete trial & natural environment teaching
Error-less mode of teaching
|Intensive, discrete trial teaching