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What is Textual vs. Transcription? behavior bytes vocabulary Jun 20, 2024

Textual behavior is reading! It’s important to note that just because someone is engaging in textual behavior, it does not mean they are understanding what is being read.

Transcription is...

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What is Listener Responding? behavior bytes vocabulary Jun 13, 2024

Listener Responding (LR) sometimes known as receptive language, requires the listener to respond to another’s verbal behavior.

Here’s an example: if you say “Where are your...

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What is an Echoic? behavior bytes vocabulary Jun 06, 2024

An echoic is what occurs when verbal behavior has point-to-point correspondence with its preceding verbal stimulus (Skinner, 1957). In layman’s terms, it’s a verbal imitation of what...

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What is an Intraverbal? behavior bytes vocabulary May 30, 2024

Intraverbal means responding to the spoken (or signed) words of others without repeating exactly what the other person just said, as in a conversation.

For example, one might say to a friend,...

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What is a Tact? behavior bytes vocabulary May 23, 2024

A tact simply is a label for something.

A tact (a word derived from “contact” with the environment) occurs when you see, smell, taste, hear, or touch something in your environment, and...

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What is a Mand? behavior bytes vocabulary May 16, 2024

The easiest way to remember what a mand is is to think of it as a comMAND from the learner. Its is essentially a request from the child. A learner will mand for an item, activity or information...

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What is the Premack Principle? behavior bytes vocabulary May 09, 2024

The Premack Principle is an incredibly useful tool to keep in your ABA toolbox! The premack principle is otherwise known as “Grandma’s Law”. The term Grandma’s Law comes...

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What is a Token Economy? behavior bytes vocabulary May 02, 2024

Token Economies are used as a contingency for positive reinforcement with a learner. They are a system for providing positive reinforcement to a learn by giving them tokens for completing tasks or...

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What is a Preference Assessment? behavior bytes vocabulary Apr 25, 2024

Preference assessments are assessments used to find potential reinforcers for a learner. These assessments are structured methods that are utilized to help find highly preferred items or...

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What is a BIP behavior bytes vocabulary Apr 18, 2024

A BIP is a Behavior Intervention Plan. A BIP typically comes after an FBA. It will have all of the individual's target behaviors listed and defined. It should have preventative strategies...

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What is an FBA? behavior bytes vocabulary Apr 11, 2024

An FBA is a Functional Behavior Assessment. A FBA is an assessment that may be completed by the BCBA. An FBA has several parts. Identifying and defining the target behavior. Identifying...

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What is Direct Instruction? behavior bytes vocabulary Apr 04, 2024

Direct Instruction (DI) is a curriculum based, instructional methodology used for teaching children with autism. The DI method involves scripted teaching to ensure that children receive efficient...

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