With ABA, children are not necessarily taught to verbally request what they want, but to communicate it in some way; whether verbally, signing or gesturing, as an example. In the ABA method of teaching language, children are taught to label or name things. For example, they will learn to say the word “phone” when they see a phone. Since they are not necessarily taught the function of the phone, they may not be able to use this word in a sentence. Since the focus of VB is to teach functional language, it is able to complement the ABA Discrete Trial approach.
Basic Social Expressions Social Story Curriculum Bundle Mand Training Across Modalities: Effective Methods to Teach Functional Communication Building Language for Early Learners Bundle