Beginner Learner Profile
Lacking all or most “Basic Learning Skills”. The following are considered “Basic Learning Skills” because they are building block skills or skills that are needed in order for prompting to be effective and more importantly to learn from the natural environment. Attending – looking and paying attention to instructor, materials, reinforcers, “Turned into” others and the environment. Imitation – the ability to match others gross and fine motor actions, AND vocally (Echoics). Matching – the ability to match object to object, object to picture and words to objects and pictures (labeling / tacting). Receptive Language – the ability to understand what others say and respond non-verbally. Manding – the ability to ask for desired items and activities.