Oυr dogs name іѕ Sushi. Being tһаt Jake wаѕ חοt ɡοοԁ аt auditory processing I simplified tһе process. Tһе first video footage іѕ frοm Mау 2006 аbουt 1 month іחtο tһіѕ process. Tһе חеw footage аt tһе еחԁ shows tһаt I саח ѕау much more complex sentences now аחԁ һе іѕ аbƖе tο аחѕwеr.

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25 Responses to “Autism Teaching WH questions (1 Yr update+Video Response)”
  1. Kindergarten666 says:

    How many him years?

  2. bananashavanas says:

    the progress in a year is remarkable!!! well done!

  3. bananashavanas says:

    his auditory memory is fabulous

  4. Pianda says:

    to avoid that the kids primarily run on “logical, ration answers” you should also ask questions like: “how do you think he was feeling”….feelings, feeelings, feelings in all versions (feelings of others and feelings of himself).
    Im my special view: autists do not show shame and fear….this restricts development. So you should emphazise also shame-focussing questions in a suitable mode (today “shame” gradually vanishes as a cultural item, but there are still signs of it)

  5. Pianda says:

    I do not understand everything (bc. different language)…but what I see is what I always thought would be the suitable parental “treatment” of autistic children .
    One has to ask “empathy-raising” and social situations focussing questions: the autistic-children have to cope with the soical surrounding – so the socail situations must be presented, focussed and regarded with complex underlaid perspectives, as you do this. The boy must “solve” the questions by related imagination

  6. snorodent says:

    its hard to believe Jake ever had delayed speech. He sounds so crisp and clear with his speech. You give me hope for my son. I work like this with him all day long. ( hes only 2.5 though)

  7. Zhidhy says:

    Bottom line: your approach works for your child. That is all that matters. Successful therapists don’t necessarily need to be well versed in ABA, they tend to be like Phil who is in tune with his child and understands the child’s current level of performance & schedule of reinforcement. This child seems to be reinforced through social interaction, the least intrusive and most appropriate reinforcement during conversation. You’re an absolute model for all parents who have children with ASD.

  8. ABAisSCIENCE says:

    I would love to know what would be wrong with teaching question asking with unnatural reinforcers in initial training due to the individual being lower functioning then your child. This is especially true if the behavior analyst later teaches generalization as seen below.

  9. ABAisSCIENCE says:

    Twardosz, S., & Baer, D. (1973). Training Two Severely Retarded Adolescents To Ask Questions. JABA, 6, 655-661.
    Jahr, E. (2001). Teaching children with autism to answer novel wh- questions by utilizing a multiple exemplar strategy. Research in DD, Vol. 22, 407-423.

  10. ABAisSCIENCE says:

    Warren, S. F., Baxter, D., Anderson, S., Marshall, A., & Baer, D. (1981). Generalization of Question-Asking by Severely Retarded Individuals. JASH, Vol. 6, Fall, 15-22.
    Koegel, L. K., Camarata, S., Valdez-Menchaca, M., & Koegel, R. L. (1998). Setting Generalization of Question-Asking by Children with Autism. AJMR, Vol. 102, No. 4, 346-357.

  11. ABAisSCIENCE says:

    McEachin, J., Smith, T., & Lovaas, O. I. (1993). Long-Term Outcome for Children with Autism who received Early Intensive Behavioral Treatment. AJMR, Vol. 97, No. 4, 359-372.
    Lovaas, O. I. (1987). Behavioral Treatment and Normal Educational and Intellectual Functioning in Young Autistic Children. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 55, No. 1, 3-9.

  12. ABAisSCIENCE says:

    This is huge in comparison to a child who prior to intervention is already reinforced for socializing as they must be less affected by whatever gene mutation they have.
    See this RDI article to understand the prior to intervention problems. In the case below all children had an IQ of 70 to 116 prior to treatment.

    Gutstein, S., Burgess, A. & Montfort, K. (2007). Evaluation of the Relationship Development Intervention Program. Autism, 11, 397-412.

  13. ABAisSCIENCE says:

    PhilCommander2 keep in mind if an individual is so stimulus overselective that social interaction is not reinforcing then one would due stimulus pairing to condition social interaction as reinforcing. If the child learns to talk, stop self-mutilating, and go to regular education, I don’t think many parents will care for what your logic above could possibly mean as they know their child will not be institutionalized. MORE TO COME

  14. madelinesophie says:

    Ok,i think i have officially watched all your footage!Just wanted to add,
    after doing Hannans course “More Than Words”I learned to make “BECASUE” cards to prompt Arnold to take his language further especially when reading books and talking about the “world” & pictures.
    Yeah,I talk alot Lol, but its had it pay off his sentences are becoming longer and more factual!I get to shut up once and a while.

    Who-da-man Phil?
    Kiwi Mom

  15. ABAisSCIENCE says:

    PhilCommander, please keep in mind that conditioning is kind of an encompassing term of how learning occurs. ABA is the evaluation of how learning occurs. Now it is true that people have used it in controversial ways, but then it has evolved. People think of discrete trial training as ABA and that is inaccurate.

  16. PhilCommander2 says:

    when teaching is done right and for the right motivations. i have no idea of exactly what aba is…but maybe you can set me straight. is it true that aba uses rewards that are anything other than the joy of interacting with others?

  17. ABAisSCIENCE says:

    If you like to teach question asking you should look over the data by Dr. Robert L. Koegel and Dr. Donald M. Baer. One was trained by Dr. Ole Ivar Lovaas and the latter taught Dr. Ole Ivar Lovaas.

  18. ABAisSCIENCE says:

    Maybe through your relationship with Christschool he might understand that it is a small leap from RDI to ABA. These are teaching techniques and there is nothing wrong with teaching.

  19. terryslatter says:

    been told that my daughter has aud/pro disorder, cant get any were because my daughter school has never heard of it, in fact they look at me like im an idiot, i pay for extra private help with atutor that doea belive in this, its a night mare in england if your child has an education problem

  20. abram730 says:

    when you said “why was he running”
    you are using the wrong tonality…you used a downward tone, a command not a question.
    Why was the cat running! isn’t a question? It seemed like he was unsure if you wanted him to make it up.
    You then used an up tone when you told him he was doing great.. That’s a question and that’s curve ball.
    notice when you use the correct tonality he does better. Try some adult questions like IQ test questions.

  21. drmaier says:

    You could even go further and identrify what exactly you are teaching – verb, noun, predicate, so on. Mechanics of writing and storytelling.
    This is also a great way to engage his imagination.
    Great excersize.

  22. bleachwatcher29 says:

    Wow! That kid is way smarter than Paris Hilton, everthing that comes out of his mouth make sense

  23. Sassifrassilassi says:

    AMAZING! He has just come so far. You must be so happy. Great work. Ruby will be put on the ADOS waiting list this week finally. I have started her on Vit B and Magnesium today. She’s also been on Omega 3,6,9 for almost a month now. I have to rewatch some of your videos for some hands on work with her. So good to see this video, he’s just amazing.

  24. grnidgoddss says:

    Wow…he’s doing sooo great! Look how that wh… got turned into convo! Way to go Jake!

  25. lifelovehappiness2 says:

    awesome work with your son.

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