The Analysis of Verbal Behavior

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 123–133 | Cite as

A Review of Training Intraverbal Repertoires: Can Precision Teaching Help?



Intraverbal behavior is common in conversation and academic and professional settings. Many individuals with disabilities fail to acquire intraverbal repertoires. Some individuals who do acquire intraverbal behavior fail to acquire responses that are functional and complete. Research has examined procedures to establish or increase intraverbal repertoires of individuals with impaired verbal repertoires. Several of these studies integrate a precision teaching methodology with Skinner’s (1957) conceptual framework. This paper reviews the literature on the most commonly examined methods of establishing or increasing intraverbal repertoires. Articles that incorporate precision teaching are emphasized. The review highlights the strengths (including the effectiveness) and limitations of each procedure. The review concludes with a discussion of the implications of using precision teaching to establish or increase an intraverbal repertoire and with suggestions for future research.

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verbal behavior intraverbal behavior precision teaching 


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  1. 1.Department of Physical Activity and Educational ServicesThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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