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Relias: Teaching Expressive Language 9/20/19 Something to remember: Children with autism often do not say their first words until later in their development; once they start using verbal language might not be a clear way that will express their wants and needs Learning Objectives: -Describe functions of verbal behavior -Explain how the various types of expressive language is cued and reinforced -Use DTT to teach expressive language -Use naturalistic teaching techniques to teach expressive language Section 2 —How People Learn to Speak Example: Mason’s parents, 3 year old, did not say his first word, no attempts to speak, receptive humming sounds, laughed, cried, largely silent, unusual behavior and autism—sought help from ABA services. Little to no desire to speak, noises were not meaningful RBT played with the ball, that light up, got excited, made him mand and denied access, “ball,” then repeated “ba” -Words having a meaning to what they are saying (e.g., mom, dad, ball) critical element of encouraging and teaching language -In ABA language is described in terms of functions or various purpose it serves -ABA based intervention follow path that starts with the most meaningful language function then progresses into more complex and social functions of language Typical Language Developmental -Children develop language in seamless manner, effortless and automatically -first words are results prerequisites milestones and environmental factors that provided foundation for them Birth to three months: -Reacts to sound -Calms when spoken too -Make pleasure sounds -Cries differently according to need 4 to 6 Months -Follow sounds with eyes -Responds to change in tone of voice -Babbles and laughs -Notices music and toys with sounds
7 Months to 1 Year -Plays peek-a-boo and patty cakes -Looks in direction of sound -Responds to come here -Uses long babbling sounds, imitate speech sounds -Says 1-2 words by their first birthday 1 year to 2 year -Points to body parts -Uses new words on a consistent bases -Uses 2 words -Use consonant sound in the beginning of words -Points to picture in books 2 to 3 years -Has a word for almost everything -Uses 2 or 3 word phrases to describe items -Speaks in a way that is understood by family

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