The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders
This book demonstrates how to apply the Verbal Behavior (VB) approach, an intervention used in conjunction with the Lovaas Applied Behavior Analysis ... Show synopsis This book demonstrates how to apply the Verbal Behavior (VB) approach, an intervention used in conjunction with the Lovaas Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), with children with autism. The authors explain how VB fits in with existing ABA intervention to increase or improve speech and non-verbal communication, as well as self-help skills, in children with minimal or no speech abilities. Using this approach allows parents and professionals to build bridges by identifying the particular skills a child already has and working to improve them. This book is a step-by-step guide to how parents and professionals can make this work for their children. Making use of case studies and lots of concrete examples, The Verbal Behavior Approach is easy to follow, and includes a particularly useful section on toilet training.