Methodologies and Treatments
Verbal behavior (VB)
Verbal behavior" (or simply 'VB') is a method of teaching communication skills to learners that incorporates the concepts of applied behavior analysis. The term "verbal behavior" was coined by B.F. Skinner, the "Father of Behaviorism", and refers to teaching the function of a word as a method to learning the meaning of a word. This method of teaching is often utilized with learners who have not yet acquired verbal language skills. Verbal behavior programming can be used to teach a range of skills from vocal imitation to back-and-forth conversation. A verbal behavior assessment tool and program will be chosen and designed based specifically on your child's needs, as applicable.
Social skills are one of the most-requested skills to teach and develop in ABA. Social skills can range from engaging in turn taking and sharing, engaging in conversation, to functioning as part of a group. When applicable, your clinician may conduct an assessment of social skills and develop one or more goals for your child's treatment plan to address these meaningful skills.
Functional Life Skills
These skills are intended to increase independence and quality of life. Skills within this category are targeted based on the individual, but can include hygiene, cooking, cleaning, medication administration tolerance, money skills, community safety skills, and other routines of daily living.