What is Prompting?

What is prompting? When teaching children new skills, therapists and teachers provide instruction and prompts to complete the skill.  Many times different prompts are used together to help a child learn a new skill or complete a targeted response.

What is prompting? What is prompting? When teaching children new skills, therapists and teachers provide instruction and prompts to complete the skill.  Many times different prompts are used together to help a child learn a new skill or complete a targeted response. What are the different types of prompts? There are many different types of […]

How to Write a Social Story with Visual Supports

How to Write a Social Story with Visual Supports

How to Write a Social Story with Visual Supports Do you know a child that is struggling with different situations?  Perhaps it is learning a new routine, participating in a conversation or playing with peers.  Whatever the situation, a social story may be helpful to inform children of what they can expect and what is […]

How and When to Prompt When Using Visual Activity Schedules

How and When to Prompt When Using Visual Activity Schedules

How and When to Prompt When Using Visual Activity Schedules Visual activity schedules are pictures, photographs, words or symbols that are arranged in a specific order to represent the step by step sequence required to complete a task.  The purpose of visual activity schedules is to increase independence, engagement, and acquisition of new skills during classroom, recreational, transition, […]

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Evidence Based Practice: Visual Activity Schedules

Research indicates that using visual activity schedules can be an evidence based practice for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) particularly when used along with systematic instructional procedures.  Visual activity schedules have been utilized to increase, maintain and generalize a range of skills from preschool through adulthood in different settings.  Considering most of our goals […]

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5 Ways to Incorporate Visual Supports During a Therapy Session

It is well known that children with autism and certain other disabilities benefit greatly from the use of visual supports throughout the day. Visual supports can be pictures, objects, written words, body language and cues. Some children use visual supports as a primary means of communication in the classroom and home. If this is a […]

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Visual Versus Verbal Prompts to Promote Visual Spatial Skills

Instructional Science  published research on the potential effect of an experimental visual–spatial intervention procedure and possible training benefits of two prompts: one group received training with verbal and visual prompts, a second group training with visual prompts only, while a third, control group did not receive any training. The results indicated the following: 1.  the […]

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Visual Supports during Therapy Sessions

It is well known that children with autism and certain other disabilities benefit greatly from the use of visual supports throughout the day. Visual supports can be pictures, objects, written words, body language and cues. Some children use visual supports as a primary means of communication in the classroom and home. If this is a […]