- Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulties with verbal language. Many interventions to remediate such deficits require numerous materials and significant teacher time. This study sought to determine if a simple multi-component intervention that incorporated noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) and verbal modeling would result in increased spontaneous verbal requesting in two preschool boys with autism. Results indicated that the participants did increase use of spontaneous and imitated verbal requests. Implications are discussed. Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities.