This reference book is a vital resource for anyone teaching a student with language delays, especially the child diagnosed with autism. The included word lists, phrases, sentences and questions help to develop the building blocks of functional communication. Comprised of over 5,000 language targets, the book employs a variety of additional skill sets to track language goals. The book is organized into categories for quick reference and encompasses the unique concepts, words, word combinations and mands (requests),that are essential to early language intervention. Diana Luckevich has produced an indispensable tool for teachers, professionals and parents alike. While Verbal Behavior Targets specifically focuses on supporting the child with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), it is also geared toward instruction for children with a variety of language delays, as well as for introducing early word skills to typical learners.
This book includes word lists and word combinations, categorized by word families: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, verbs plus nouns, nouns plus nouns, fill-in-the-blanks, verb tenses, receptive instruction, categories, features, functions and topics for conversation.
This book is an accessible tool for ESL learners, children with Down syndrome, autism, language delays and developmental disabilities. It provides common, functional and relevant language goals for typical children who are just learning word skills. There are additional spaces and worksheets for teachers and parents to customize and track language for individual children.