Manding and the importance of it
One of the most basic abilities that a child needs to possess is to be able to gain access to his/her needs and wants, which is also known as “manding”. It is of great importance that they are able to request for desired items in an appropriate way that others can understand or help with. In an ABA program, manding is one of the significant components of the child’s target especially when he/she is not yet talking or just started to talk. Manding is more than just asking for items you want but an important foundation to learning more complex forms of communication which help in acquisition of language. How to teach manding?