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Mand-Model Approach

The mand-model approach is an extension of the incidental teaching model.  

The mand-model approach involves the teacher or caregiver modeling and/or manding (requesting) a response from the child.  

In modelling, sometimes known as child-cued modelling, the teacher or caregiver observes the focus of the child’s interest (e.g., a ball) and models the correct verbalisation (e.g., “that’s a ball”).  

If the child makes the correct verbal response the teacher or caregiver then praises the child and provides the object of interest.

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