These Communication programs target talking to others for different purposes. These purposes include targets like advanced requesting, report, and directing.


3 to 5 mins presentation on theory concepts


Practical exemplars to demonstrate in phases


Additional information
on skills


Printable ABA tools to be used in lessons

Program Videos

Using pointing to indicate preferences

This program teaches student to use pointing, a non-verbal communication to communicate their preferences, and encourages them to communicate spontaneously by understanding the power of non-verbal communications.


This program teaches student to understand and use often-used gestures such as “stop” and pointing to communicate with others and to increase their ability to read social cues.

Non-Verbal Yes/No

This program teaches students to use head movements to indicate yes or no.

Choice Making

This phase teaches students to make choices when items are or are not present and in a variety of situations.

Asking Where Questions

This program teaches a student to ask “Where” questions under different circumstances.

Communication Temptations – Directing

Directing other people to follow instructions is a major skill for our students to get what they want. This allows our students to understand that they can use language to “control” other people which increases their motivation to communicate verbally. This program is designed to teach the student to provide different instructions to different adults […]

Communication Temptation – Where are you going?

Question asking would be a good start to expand the variety of our students’ communication. The purpose of this program is to expand their communication variety and increase their awareness and curiosity to other people.

Communication Temptation: Where

The purpose of this program is to teach the student to ask “Where is ________?” when they are interested in finding someone or something.

Commenting in Play with Peers

Commenting skills in play can be taught successfully if we have our systematic plan. The goal of this program is for students to be able to demonstrate the skill in natural setting (without priming and also with peers).

Asking Advanced Questions

This program is designed to teach students to initiate questions in response to naturally occurring events. The goal of this program is to increase student’s awareness of his environment and actions that people are performing and provide a means of obtaining information.

Explaining How to Do Something

For children with more advanced language, we can teach them to explain to others about how to do something. This increases the student’s opportunities to interact with other people and express what he wants.