Engage therapist working with boy to enhance his verbal communication skills

Empowering Meaningful Communication

Communication is one of the most important skills for individuals to acquire in order to reach fulfillment in their daily lives. At Engage Behavioral Health in Tallahassee, FL, we work regularly with children with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and related special needs. Improving a child’s communication skills through our autism behavioral services also facilitates grown in all areas of their development.

Pairing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles with individualized instruction; our verbal behavior therapy enables children to have more meaningful communication with others in their real-life environments. Non-verbal language can become aggression, tantrums, or other behaviors that are deemed inappropriate. With our autism behavioral services, we can help children understand the benefits of verbally communicating their needs.

Our verbal behavior therapy motivates children to learn language by connecting words with their purposes and teaches them that works can help obtain desired objects and other results. For the best services in behavioral health in Tallahassee, FL, contact Engage Behavioral Health today at (877) 350-5005.

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What You Should Know About Our Verbal Behavior Therapy

We know each individual may communicate differently. VB Therapy can increase communication via vocal and non-vocal verbal languages:

  • Words
  • Word approximations
  • Sounds
  • Eye contact
  • Sign language
  • Gestures
  • Pointing
  • Picture exchange system (PECS)
  • Non-verbal cues

In some cases, non-vocal verbal language can take form as aggression, tantrums or other inappropriate behaviors. VB Therapy helps transfer an inappropriate behavior to a more appropriate method of functional communication.

VB therapy allows language to be broken down into small units and taught individually, while focusing on the learner’s motivation. Children are more likely to communicate for things they really want or directly benefits them.

Our VB Therapy program includes:

  • Individualized instruction and programming
  • Naturalistic teaching strategies
  • Generalization and maintenance
  • Ongoing data collection, analysis and progress reporting
  • Selection of communication methods and goals specifically for your child
  • Parent involvement in the selection of communication methods

Verbal Behavior (VB) Therapy teaches functional communication using the scientific principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the theories of psychologist and behaviorist B.F. Skinner.