Teaching Receptive Language Skills: Recommendations for Instructors
CREDIT: 1 BACB Type II CEU
This article provides five overarching best practices to guide the development and implementation of receptive language programming. The recommendations that are outlined address observing responses, inadvertent instructor cues, antecedent stimului, target behaviors, prompting, differential reinforcement, and stimulus control. The authors combine the existing literature on teaching receptive language and other teaching strategies to provide the reader with a practical list of resources for instructors to easily implement into client programming.
- Describe how to select an individualized observing response for each client.
- List ways to minimize inadvertent instructor cues while teaching.
- State the five critical steps identified for programming the teaching arrangement.
- Describe one potential solution to remedy faulty stimulus control.
Grow, L., & LeBlanc, L. (2013). Teaching Receptive Language Skills: Recommendations for Instructors. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 6(1), 56–75.