PSY 7709 CU The Power of Manding & Benefits of Teaching Mands Discussion

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PSY 7709

Capella University



Xavier a three-year-old child who was just diagnosed with autism. He has never had functional language and exhibits frequent tantrums in the form of crying, hitting, and throwing items. Xavier recently began receiving ABA therapy and is your new client. Xavier’s grandmother is his guardian and wants his therapist to focus on teaching him his alphabet, shapes, colors, and numbers.

In this assignment, write a paper responding to Xavier’s grandmother and include the following:

  • Analyze the importance of teaching manding skills to Xavier first.
  • What are the benefits of teaching mands?
  • How can teaching mands lead to developing skills in other areas of development?
  • Explain the relationship between manding and challenging behaviors.

Be sure to provide your responses in a way that is respectful and supportive of Xavier’s grandmother.

Assignment Requirements

Your assignment should meet the following requirements:

  • Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style guidelines.
  • Resources: 2–3 scholarly or professional resources.
  • Length: 2–3 double-spaced pages of content, in addition to the title page and references page.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.
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The Power of Manding
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March 3, 2021



Manding instruction is an important component of language services for people who have
extremely affected verbal capabilities. It's difficult to know what sorts of information your child
needs to be conversant with they have a disability as a parent. When teaching minds, one of the
most important things to note is that the learner must be inspired to want to mand for the specific
object. If the wants something, they must make an acceptable verbal answer, and be reinforced
by obtaining the desired object (Carnett, 2016).
Benefits of Teaching Mands
Teaching a child to ask for what they want has many advantages. Manding is the road to
allowing a learner greater power over their surroundings. Giving a child the ability to ask for
what they want makes thei...

I was struggling with this subject, and this helped me a ton!


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