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Author: Lauren Chase and Breanna Jump

Hello again!  It’s your Talk the Talk team here with another exciting post about verbal behavior.  Just to refresh your memory, we’ve been diving into the components of verbal behavior, specifically the most common verbal operants.  As you may recall, verbal behavior is “behavior whose reinforcement is mediated by a listener” (Cooper, Heron, &...

In the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), we analyze not only behaviors targeted for increase or decrease, but the environmental cues and contexts that surround them as well.  ABA uses something called the three-term contingency, or the ABCs of behavior, to examine how behaviors are evoked by certain aspects of the environment. We...