Incidental teaching is a strategy that uses ABA principles to provide structured learning opportunities in the natural environment. Here, we discuss some common misconceptions around incidental teaching and how to use the concept appropriately. We also discuss the differences between incidental teaching and natural environmental teaching and provide tips on how to contrive learning opportunities.
When a student moves into a more intermediate requesting phase, we often focus on pre-academic skills and forget to expand their manding repertoire. Here, we dive into the kinds of skills we should be teaching at the intermediate level for requesting. We discuss how to determine a student’s needs, how to teach different requests, and more.
All behavior is communication, and they’re two sides of the same coin. Functional communication, or FCT, is a way to decrease problem behavior through teaching effective communication skills. Here, we discuss where to start when teaching mands, how to collect data, and how to avoid developing chains of responses by using transfer trials.
We take on another question from one of our community members. Teaching asking and answering questions is very important but you have to know where and when to start. We discuss manding and tacting skills and repertoires to assist in teaching asking and answering questions.