Michael's BCBA has been working with her therapists on helping Michael sequence events. They are using the terms first, next, and last. He is able to put pictures in order, but can't seem to describe the events using the terminology.
Michael has a tutor. He is working with Michael on reading comprehension, specifically with talking about the order of events in a story. He doesn't understand why Michael is not able to use the words "before" and "after" when talking about what he reads.
All of these professionals are working with Michael using valid techniques and methods to address a core issue. Michael has trouble with sequencing and time concepts, but they are all using different terminology and techniques. Michael is getting confused. He doesn't know what word to use in what situation.