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Verbal Behavior Training

Verbal cues are an important part of communication. Requesting is an essential verbal skill taught to children to encourage communication rather than just labeling items. Learning how to make requests improves behavior and teaches the child important communication skills they will use throughout their lifetime. The therapists at MindWorks motivate children to communicate through initially requesting desired items, labeling items, imitating movements, repeating what is heard, following instructions and having conversations. Language is a learned behavior that forms the foundation for social interaction and the future development of language. Verbal behavior training is designed to motivate a child to learn and use language by developing a connection between a word and its value. MindWorks focuses on teaching language, social, self help, academic and life skills to children with autism.