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)
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.
Children are taught receptive (comprehension) and expressive language.
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.
Natural modes of teaching are utilized so that children would find it easier to respond in different situations.
Short & rigid instructions
Error-less mode of teaching