Prompting: Introduction & Practice

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Prompting: Introduction & Practice

Prompting is used to help the learner with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) successfully use a target skill or behavior. This module targets the basic rules of least-to-most prompting and provides interactive case activities for discussing a plan for, using, and monitoring prompting.

The module was developed specifically for paraprofessionals working with elementary school students (ages 5-12) with ASD. However, special education teachers, general education teachers, other practitioners, and family members find the video examples and activity-based scenarios helpful. The corresponding Home Companion Guide may be especially helpful for families interested in using prompting at home.

What Will I Learn?

The AFIRM module guides the learner through:

  • What is least-to-most prompting, including when to use least-to-most prompting
  • How to support learners with ASD by using prompting
  • Activity-based scenarios that promote real-world application of prompting

The Prompting: Introduction & Practice module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.

If you leave the module prior to finishing, your place within the module will be saved. From your My Account page, look in the My Modules tab and select the last page viewed to resume this module.

Suggested citation:
Sam, A., Savage, M., Steinbrenner, J., Morgan, W., Chin, J., & AFIRM for Paras Team. (2020). Prompting: Introduction & Practice. FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from

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