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How does this apply to our work?
Perhaps the most important application of Skinner’s analysis of verbal behaviour is to teaching language to children with autism. He has provided us with many useful techniques, concepts and procedures that can be (and have been) applied with success to language training.
The emphasis on the verbal operants as separate units of analysis has enabled professionals to design extremely useful and in depth assessments of language skills.
As well as providing the basic understanding to be able to successfully teach the verbal operants of language, Skinner has also provided the building blocks from which to start teaching more advanced verbal skills.
The inclusion of the EO as an independent variable helps to make learning fun for the children as it gives them more control over their environment and typically increases their success rate which makes everyone feel more accomplished and happy.
This helps create an excellent teaching environment in which your child will be able to flourish and reach their full potential.