What's Included

  • Getting Started

    Being able to tact (i.e. expressively label) common objects or items is a necessary skill for all children. The goal of this program is for the student to independently expressively label common objec...

  • Prerequisite Skills

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

  • Materials

    Gather various items that are known reinforcers for the child or items/objects that peak the child s interest. Examples may include : food items favorite toys activities books (to point out various it...

  • 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 tacts that the child has learned and to record approximately how many sessions/how long it took for child to acquire a particular tact.

  • Teaching Instructions

    Gather natural reinforcers that are present in the student s daily environment (i.e. Elmo doggy Sponge Bob etc) and data sheet. Therapist hold item in their hand (i.e. toy car) or point to car on a pa...

  • Tips for Success

    Make the activity fun for the learner. For example put several items in a bag and pull one out at a time so it is a surprise . Create multiple learning opportunities. Ask student to tact items while w...

  • 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 tacts. It is essential to assess ...

  • Baseline Assessment

    The assessment will determine the number of items that the child currently independently and accurately tacts for on a routine basis. The therapist may form the question what s that? in the presence o...

  • Mastery Criteria

    Mastery criteria includes the child independently & accurately tacting an item/object in 90% of opportunties for a minimum of 5 consecutive sessions. The number of stimuli that a child should be able ...