Phase V – Responding to “What do you want?”

Objective:  The student can spontaneously request a variety of items and can answer the question “What do you want?”

Training Procedures:

at this phase, the student can initiate requests independently using the starter phrase “I want” followed by a picture of the desired item
ideally, the student has not yet been exposed to the prompt “What do you want?”  
it is inevitable that people will continue to ask the student this; therefore, this phase teaches the student how to respond to this prompt (by this phase, the student may already be doing this)  
however, it is extremely important that the student still be able to request most things spontaneously, without being prompted
you should be able to move through this stage quite quickly