EBP Learning Module: Prompting

Shaw, E. F.

The learning module practices were identified from a review of the research literature conducted by staff of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders in a 2013-2014 review. These focused intervention practices were found to be efficacious for use with toddlers as well as with other age groups of children with ASD.

Prompts are generally given by an adult before or as a toddler attempts to use a skill. With prompting procedures, parents, family members, early interventionists, child care providers, or other team member can use different types of prompts systematically to help toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) acquire target skills. The Prompting learning module describes how to develop, implement, and monitor the use of two prompting procedures: least-to-most and graduated guidance.

Additional information available here: ASD Toddler Initiative Learning Modules
Citation: Shaw, E. F. (2014). EBP learning module: Prompting. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, ASD Toddler Initiative Project.