Naturalistic Environmental Teaching

This procedure depends on the child’s initiation. The ABA therapist wait for an initiation opportunity from the child (this could be in the form of approaching, pointing, walking towards, or looking at a preferred item/edible) then prompt that response. When the child responds, the item that the child asks for will be delivered immediately to him/her. This method depend on the child motivation. For example, if the child likes coloring, the ABA therapist will arrange the environment in a way that the child asks for his favorite color instead of just taking it from the cup. By doing this, the ABA therapist capture the opportunity to let the child interact with her to promote interaction and learning.