Description

The goal for this lesson plan is for the student to be able to independently and accurately request needed and/or desired items.

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  • Getting Started

    Being able to request needed or desired items is a necessary skill for all children. The goal of this program is for the student to independently mand (i.e. request) needed and/or desired items across...

  • Prerequisite Skills

    Pre-requisite skills: The primary forms of communication that mands will be taught in must be identified. Primary forms of communication include: child speaking verbally (or with verbal approximations...

  • Materials

    Gather items that function as reinforcers for the child. Examples are below: Edibles : Skittles small pieces of an apple small portion of juice etc. Toys : race car doll figurine etc. Activities : gam...

  • Trial by trial data collection sheet

    Download edit as necessary and print the trial by trial data collection sheet attached here.

  • Stimulus Learning Log Data Sheet

    Use this data sheet to track mands that the child has learned and to record approximately how many sessions/how long it took for child to acquire a particular mand.

  • Teaching Instructions

    Instructions: Gather materials such as reinforcing items (edibles toys activities) and data sheet. Therapist hold reinforcer in their hand/area (i.e. toy car). Therapist may have to begin trial with a...

  • Tips for Success

    Make the activity fun for the learner. Create multiple learning opportuntiies. For example put all toys or favorite food items out of reach from child in order for child to have to request for every s...

  • Prompting Procedures

    Verbal Communicators: Full verbal prompt : therapist state correct response (i.e. toy ) Partial verbal prompt : therapist state beginning sound of correct response (i.e. t ) Independent : no verbal pr...

  • Progress Monitoring

    Trial by trial data collection is recommended for this skill. Keep a running log of previously mastered stimuli so all parties working with student are aware of known mands is recommended (see below f...

  • Baseline Assessment

    The assessment will determine the number of items that the child currently independently and accurately mands for on a routine basis. The therapist may form the question what do you want? in the prese...

  • Mastery Criteria

    Mastery criteria includes the child independently & accurately manding for a needed/desired item in 90% of opportunties for a minimum of 5 consecutive sessions. The number of stimuli that a student sh...