You work at a clinic that focuses on teaching verbal behavior to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ages 3-5. Each time you hire a new staff member, you have to train the new staff on the basics of verbal behavior. Compose a document that you can share with new staff as a â€œcheat sheetâ€ on the basics of verbal behavior. You do not have to attach an actual document, instead paste your response into the Discussion Board. Your â€œcheat sheetâ€ for staff should cover the following:
- A brief description of Skinnerâ€™s view of how language is learned.
- A description of each of Skinnerâ€™s six elementary verbal operants (mand, tact, echoic, intraverbal, textual, and transcription). Your description must include the controlling antecedent and consequence.
- A novel, real-life example for each verbal operant. These should be new examples and not examples that you read in your textbook or that were shared by your instructor.
Review two of your classmatesâ€™ posts to assess the following:
- Critique your peerâ€™s examples for each verbal operant. Were they correct examples of the verbal operant (including the correct antecedent and consequence)? Identify the antecedent, behavior, and consequence for each of the verbal operant examples your peer provided.
Reading and Resources
Read Chapter 18 in Applied Behavior Analysis: â€œVerbal Behaviorâ€
Read the following article located in the university library:
Andrew, B., Barbara E., E., John W., E., & Mark, S. (2010). Questions on verbal behavior and its application to individuals with autism: An interview with the experts. The Behavior Analyst Today, (3), 186-205.
Optional reading located in the university library:
Palmer, D. C. (2006). On Chomsky’s appraisal of Skinner’s Verbal Behavior: A half century of misunderstanding. The Behavior Analyst, 29, 253-267.
Sundberg, M. L. (2013). Thirty points about motivation from Skinnerâ€™s book Verbal Behavior. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 29(1), 13â€“40.
Sundberg, M. L., Juan, B. S., Dawdy, M., & ArgÃ¼elles, M. (1990). The acquisition of tacts, mands, and intraverbals by individuals with traumatic brain injury. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 8, 83â€“99.
Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied Behavior Analysis.
Miltenberger, R. G. (2014). Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures.