Verbal Behavior is a method of teaching language to learner that focuses on the idea that a meaning of a word is found in their functions. The term Verbal Behavior was coined by B.F. Skinner.
In common terms, a mand is verbal behavior in which an individual requests, while a tact is verbal behavior in which a learner labels. An example of a tact is when a learner sees a dog and says, “Dog.” An intraverbal is behavior that is controlled by other verbal behavior. The intraverbal is a form of verbal behavior where the speaker responds to another’s verbal behavior (e.g. like in a conversation). Intraverbal behavior is the most complex verbal behavior to teach.