Behavioral Language Interventions for Children with Autism: Comparing Applied Verbal Behavior and Naturalistic Teaching Approaches
CREDIT: 1 BACB Type II CEU
The current article seeks to illustrate the utility of an early intensive behavioral model known as the Naturalistic Teaching Approach (NTA). The article offers insight into the similarities and difference between the NTA model and another commonly known model, the Applied Verbal Behavior (AVB) model. Additionally, the article outlines different procedures that have been derived from the NTA model.
- Understand the similarities and differences between two behavioral intervention models: Natural Teaching Approach (NTA) and Applied Verbal Behavior (AVB).
- Describe the importance of stimulus control and how stimulus control is valued by each model.
- Explain various NTA procedures (e.g., Natural Language Paradigm (NLP), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), and provide literature supporting each.
LeBlanc, L. A., Esch, J., Sidener, T. M., & Firth, A. M. (2006). Behavioral Language Interventions for Children with Autism: Comparing AppliedVerbal Behavior and Naturalistic Teaching Approaches. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 22(1), 49–60.