Time Delay: Introduction & Practice

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Time Delay: Introduction & Practice

Time delay is used to systematically fade the use of prompting for a target skill or behavior. This module targets the basic rules of time delay, including using a controlling prompt, and provides interactive case activities for discussing a plan for, using, and monitoring time delay.

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 time delay at home.

What Will I Learn?

The AFIRM module guides the learner through:

  • What is time delay, including when and how to use contant or progressive time delay
  • How to support learners with ASD by using time delay
  • Activity-based scenarios that promote real-world application of time delay

The Time Delay: 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). Time Delay: Introduction & Practice. FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina. https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/time-delay-introduction-practice

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