ABA Play - Phase 3b
Children who cannot (yet) talk, can be taught to ask for what they want (manding) by using (simple) signs.
What are the advantages of signing compared to PECS?
The most important thing is to prompt at the right time. The right timing is very difficult. If you prompt badly or reward not only the correct behavior, problems ensue such as a child who tries every sign until he gets the right one. We call this "scrolling". Or your child becomes dependent on the prompts. You can learn how to avoid this at the workshops.