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Auto…what? Yep, autoclitics. Verbal behavior goes way past our basic tacts and mands. Here’s a visual to help make sense of them.

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Antecedent Strategies

Setting up for success Instead of waiting for our learners to fail to correct them, let’s use our planning skills to ensure that they not only have opportunities to succeed, but that we reinforce...

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Rolling Dice & Building Fluency

Here’s a fun way to increase opportunities to practice skills! Teaching through play is way more fun than sitting at a table. Get the whole family involved by following these easy steps. All you...

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Commenting Board Game

Cool! OK. Bummer 🙁 The ability to comment allows us to verbally acknowledge the speaker’s initiation as well as to share our opinions about it, even if it’s just with one word. As learners...

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Pretend Play | Baby

They’ll go gaga for this play theme! Anyone can be a baby! Take turns being a parent or a baby, or even teach some independent play by using a doll or stuffed animal! If...

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Pretend Play | Doctor

Say AAAAH! Don’t have any medical equipment? That’s okay! Here are some common household items that should work just fine! Prop ideas: Bandaids: stickers Cast: large sock or toilet paper Injection: pen Stethoscope: headphones...

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Pretend Play | Cat

Are you kitten me?! Whether you plan on chasing mice or sitting in boxes, this visual can help your learners expand their feline repertoire. I guarantee your little buddies will get a kick out...

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Pretend Play | Police Officer

“License and registration…” This police play theme can help expand your typical game of chase into a high speed highway chase where your little officer can pull people over, put them in handcuffs, and...