Understanding Verbal Operants

ABA Training Video

The verbal operants are categories of verbal behavior identified by the work of B.F. Skinner and presented in his book, Verbal Behavior. The book proposes that teaching language by it’s function (why it’s being used) is often more beneficial than only focusing on the topography of language (how it sounds) and could lead to more functional communication. This ABA training video reviews the basic verbal operants defined by B.F. Skinner.