Manding – What is That?

One time I was working with a parent who asked, “What is manding?” after reading over their child’s updated treatment plan. A lot of verbiage used in applied behavior analysis can be foreign language. Mand training is an essential verbal operant we often use with clients with minimal and delayed verbal language. A mand can be simply defined as a request or a demand. It is the only form of verbal behavior that benefits the speaker directly, as it gets them what they want.