Introductory Concepts
Elementary Relationships
Extensions of Verbal Behavior
Multiple Controlling Relationships
Building on the Elementary Relationships

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I find this area interesting

as do I. Unfortunately the field of ABA seems to be tracking towards increasing movement into this area. Psychologists will bury BCBAs.

I find it helpful if e.g. examples were placed next to the terms. For example, A private stimulus change is a physical energy change (e.g., body temperature increases or decreases) capable of affecting a sense organ (e.g., skin becomes clammy or perspires) that affects only one individual other individuals are not affected (any change in body temperature happens on an individual level, when a person’s body temperature increases due to fever others don’t simultaneously all of a sudden have a fever and experience an increase in temperature).

Examples are really helpful.

This specific section makes me think how much people take verbal behavior for granted. I often work with nonverbal children and it can be difficult to give clients the tools to express private stimuli.

Hi Sequoia,
This is an especially challenging concept to tackle when a nonvocal communicator does not have an established communication system. If severe symptoms contribute towards the occurrence of problem behavior, an obvious treatment method is to teach an FCR. However private events are a very abstract concept for many learners.

Good comments.

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