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 MODULE: Prompting

Introduction to Prompting

Prompting procedures include any help given to learners that assist them in using a specific skill. Prompts are generally given by an adult or peer before or as a learner attempts to use a skill. Prompting can be used to teach a variety of skills, including seeking information, pointing to objects, identifying numbers/objects, and remaining “on task.” The use of prompting procedures increases the probability that learners with ASD use target skills correctly.

The sections within this module provide (a) an overview of prompting, (b) descriptions of who can implement prompting and the types of learners with which it can be used, (c) detailed guidelines for implementing prompting with children and youth with ASD, and (d) answers to frequently asked questions regarding prompting.

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