Autism Jargon: Verbal Operants

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Today’s Jargon is Verbal Operants. Verbal Operants are units of language as described by B.F. Skinner in his 1957 book Verbal Behavior. Shannon explains why understanding the verbal operants is important to a parent of a child on the Autism Spectrum.
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