Correspondence Training

Description of the Strategy

The term correspondence refers to congruence between verbal and nonverbal behavior. For example, if a child says that he or she is going to play with Legos later in the morning and actually plays with Legos when the time comes, then a specific instance of correspondence between saying and doing has occurred. Correspondence may also occur if an accurate verbal report follows the behavior. For example, if the child played with Legos in the morning and then in the afternoon said that he or she played with Legos that morning, then a specific instance of correspondence between doing and saying has occurred. Thus, correspondence involves agreement between verbal and nonverbal behaviors that may follow two temporal sequences: saying-then-doing and ...

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