Parts & Features: Target Brainstorm


One of the hardest program to come up with a sufficient amount of functional targets for in an ABA Verbal Behavior program is tacting or listener responding of parts and features of items.

Parts and features programs teach the child either to tact (label) the different parts and features of items or to identify the parts and features of items as a listener (listener responding). It is essential that the child be able to tact the entire item before teaching its parts and features. Also, the instructor should have the child tact the whole item while teaching the parts and features.

Example of tacting parts and features of a flower

Instructor: What is this whole thing? (holding a flower)

Child: Flower

Instructor: What part is this? (pointing to the petals)

Child: Petals

Instructor: What part is this? (pointing to the stem)

Child: Stem

Instructor: What part is this? (pointing to the leaves)

Child: Leaves

Example of listener responding parts and features of a flower

Instructor: What is this whole thing? (holding a flower)

Child: Flower

Instructor: Point to the petals

Child: Points to the petals

Instructor: Where are the leaves

Child: Points to the leaves

Instructor: Show me the stem

Child: points to the stem

Here is a list of 100 different ideas for teaching parts and features to your child. Of note, it is important to pick and choose which targets are most functional and relevant to your child.

Parts and Features Target Brainstorm

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