Working with students who have trouble with comprehension questions can be frustrating. It can be difficult to know where to start!!

A great first step is to try some fill in the blank phrases. Fill in the blank phrases can be used for familiar and functional phrases that we may say throughout the day.

Those of us using verbal behavior to teach language may refer to this as an intraverbal. Examples are filling in the blank or answering questions. They are the basis for reciprocal conversation. Intraverbals are the building blocks for engaging verbally with others.

So why should we care and embed these in therapy? They can be a great first step on our student’s journey to more complex comprehension skills! You can use them with students who are struggling with comprehension skills. They can also be used with students to start a session, a comprehension warm up!

Don’t forget to snag your fill in the blank freebie below! Make sure to follow ABA SPEECH on Instagram to see how I am using this strategy in therapy.

Leave a Comment