ABA Play - Phase 4b
Only when your child can successfully ask for all the things he wants, do we teach him to follow instructions from others.
We do this while the child is playing. First, we give instructions that we think the child would himself do in that situation. There is a good chance that he does it and we reward him. This is how you teach the child that following instructions is fun.
In this phase, we also teach the child to imitate our actions and to play with all kinds of toys. We also teach the child other language skills (such as pointing to things, naming, asking for things, features and uses of things), spatial awareness, motor skills, taking care of himself, play, social interaction and much more.
We determine the skills that need to be taught with the use of a questionnaire, “The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills, by James W. Partington”, which is completed by the parents.