A functional analysis of verbal behavior in children with developmental disabilities
Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis
Association for Behavior Analysis
May 23-27, 2008
Date of Presentation
Two verbal operants (a mand and a tact) were taught to two young children with a developmental disability. The operants were taught systematically by providing a reinforcer contingent on correct responding. These operants were then assessed using a functional analysis similar to that of Lerman et al. (2005). Data yielded results affirming the validity of this assessment tool for identifying the function of language.
Normand, M. P.,
A functional analysis of verbal behavior in children with developmental disabilities.
Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis in Chicago, IL.