Prompting for Toddlers
Prompting (PP) procedures are verbal, gestural, and/or physical assistance given to learners to help them in acquiring or engaging in a targeted behavior or skill (e.g., Barton, 2015; Barton & Wolery, 2010; Carlson et al., 2009). Adults generally give prompts before or as a toddler attempts to use a skill.
The AFIRM for Toddlers modules are designed for early intervention providers working with caregivers (families and childcare providers) of toddlers.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the EI provider through four lessons to facilitate:
- Reviewing basic knowledge about visual supports for toddlers.
- Planning with and coaching caregivers to use and monitor progress of visual supports.
The Prompting for Toddlers module will take approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete.
Amsbary, J., Sam, A., Waters, V., Dees, R., & AFIRM Team. (2023). Prompting for Toddlers. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Autism Focused Intervention Modules and Resources. https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/pp-toddlers
DEC Recommended Practices (2014)
DEC recommended practices that apply specifically to prompting for toddlers module (PDF document, 3 pages)