Difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication are some of the leading challenges for children with autism spectrum disorder (ADS). Communication struggles can present symptoms in children as young as six months of age when children may begin to develop language skills. These children may struggle to mirror their parents, make eye contact, or point at objects of interest as they grow throughout their first two years of life. While some children on the autism spectrum may not speak at all, others may have difficulty physically articulating language. This can be incredibly stressful and frustrating for both parents and children, making tools like the Verbal Matrix® ideal for developing conversation skills, language, and communication confidence at an early age. Studies show early childhood intervention of language therapy leads to healthy, independent adult lives for those with ADS.
Can the Verbal Matrix® Help with Verbal Behavior Goals?
The Verbal Matrix® is an online database of images and videos for ABA language therapy. ABA therapists can use this resource to help children fill in receptive language gaps, laying the foundation for verbal behavior development. Using applied behavioral analysis to reward positive learning behavior, this portable library replaces traditional flashcards, which are easily lost, outdated, or grown out of as a child’s language skills progress.
The Verbal Matrix® provides student-friendly libraries to help learners answer questions and build word associations to better understand the world around them. The system focuses on intraverbal response, one’s verbal response to another person. This may be as simple as answering “What sound does a cat make?” or more complex answers like listing the order of operation for making breakfast. In time, visual cues and associations through the Verbal Matrix® increase a learner’s conversational skills at home, in the classroom, and in the outside world. With ABA tools designed by a BCBA, the Verbal Matrix® provides training for parents, educators, and clinicians to support a child’s language learning needs.
Benefits of the Verbal Matrix® as an ABA Home Resource
While there are many tools and therapies to support young language learners on the autism spectrum, the Verbal Matrix® provides in-home, adaptable language learning to meet the needs of your child’s growth. Here are some benefits of the Verbal Matrix®:
- Easy to track progress with relevant charts for therapists, parents, and learners.
- Library of relevant and modern images that never feels outdated.
- Interactive image prompts increase intraverbal skills.
- A library of more than 10,000 relational questions avoids learners memorizing answers.
- Learners can practice anywhere with a wifi connection.
The Verbal Maxtrix isn’t just an app. It’s an adaptable, interactive language learning library helping clinicians, learners, and their families coordinate with a child’s language and communication skill-building journey. The Verbal Maxtrix library has the breadth and capacity of an independent ABA therapy system while also pairing well in other modes of functional, social, and communication skills training for those developing and strengthening their language skills. This convenient at-home language library gives learners a feeling of independence as they engage with their growth and development.
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The aba|tools app provides parents, teachers, and therapists with applied behavioral analysis tools to meet their child’s needs from the comfort of home. Our Verbal Matrix® library of digital language development content serves parents, teachers, and therapists with clinician-developed tools to help meet each child’s language learning needs. Founded by a BCBA, aba|tools is a convenient, adaptable autism software focused on verbal behavior. To begin applied behavioral analysis therapy with the Verbal Matrix® and other tools for children with ADS register for ABA|tools today.