Comprehension

Comprehension programs provide further depth to the language complexity students can understand by listening.

Programs

Practical exemplars to demonstrate in phases

Articles

Additional information
on skills

Materials

Printable ABA tools to be used in lessons

Program Videos

Receptive Instructions

This program is designed to teach students to understand and follow instructions. The purpose of this program is to increase students’ understanding of language and establish compliance.

Following Out of Chair Instructions

This is a following instructions program. The purpose of the program is to have students learn to go away from the therapy area to retrieve items and return back to their chair. It also works to develop the student’s memory, scanning skill and overall participation.

Double Operations

This program teaches a child to listen to 2 pieces of information and respond accordingly.

Double Retrieval 2

This program is designed to teach a student to get 2 items following a single instruction. This program is a beginning 2-part comprehension program.

Double Retrieval

This program is about double retrieval, which means having the student give the therapist two items. The purpose of the program is to let students learn how to listen to two pieces of information, sequence two parts of language at the same time and remember all information that they’ve heard.

Verb Discrimination Program

This program teaches students to comprehend more auditory information, specifically verbs, that include different elements such that they can follow instructions and answer questions.

Multiple-Part Instructions

This program teaches students to follow instructions that involve 2-steps. Multi-part instructions refers to instructions that have a combination of verb, adjective, prepositions and nouns. The purpose of this program is to teach students to follow multi-part instructions which allow them to become more independent as well as increasing their information retaining skills.

Triple Retrieval

This program teaches students to remember information and follow instructions involving 3 items in different settings.

Riddles

This program targets the processing of multiple pieces of auditory information.

WH-Questions

This program teaches a student the listening skills to comprehend who, what, where, and what’s happening questions.

When

This program teaches a student the different temporal concept and the listening skills to comprehend when questions.

Delayed Conditional Instructions

This program is designed to teach students to complete an instruction that they are told to do at a later time when something (the condition) happens.

Listening Comprehension in Stories

This program is designed to teach a child to comprehend larger chunks of a story. At first the child will be expected to understand a small portion of the story, and by the end of the program, they will be expected to understand the entire story.