Tact Parts & Features Target Brainstorm

Target Brainstorm
One of the hardest program to come up with a sufficient amount of functional targets for in an ABA Verbal Behavior program is parts and features of items.
Parts & Features
Parts and features programs are targeted to teach the child tact (label) the different parts and features of items or to identify the parts and features of items as a listener (listener responding). It is essential that the child be able to tact the entire item before teaching its parts and features.  Also, the instructor should have the child tact the whole item while teaching the parts and features.
For example, see teaching parts of the flower below.
Instructor:  What is this whole thing?  (holding a flower)
Child:  Flower
Instructor: What part is this? (pointing to the petals)
Child: Petals
Instructor:  What part is this? (pointing to the stem)
Child: Stem
Instructor: What part is this? (pointing to the leaves)
Child:  Leaves
In addition, here is an example of listener responding parts and features of a flower.
Instructor:  What is this whole thing? (holding a flower)
Child: Flower
Instructor:  Point to the petals
Child:  Points to the petals
Instructor:  Where are the leaves
Child:  Points to the leaves
Instructor:  Show me the stem
Child: points to the stem
Here is a list of 100 different ideas for teaching parts and features to your child.  Of note, it is important to pick and choose which targets are most functional and relevant to your child.

Parts & Features Targets

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