The Power of Manding
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.
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. For more information on The Power of Manding read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandinka_people
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