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Prompting (PP)

Prompting is an effective practice to increase success and generalizability of target skills or behaviors for learners with ASD.

What Will I Learn?

The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:

  • Learning basic knowledge about prompting (PP).
  • Applying PP in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.

The PP module will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:

Lesson Time to Complete
A Case for PP 10 minutes
Lesson 1: Basics of PP 25 minutes
Lesson 2: Planning for PP 40 minutes
Lesson 3: Using PP 40 minutes
Lesson 4: Monitoring PP 30 minutes
Applying PP 10 minutes
Suggested citation:
Sam, A., & AFIRM Team. (2015). Prompting. Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from

Professional Standards

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)

CEC standards that apply specifically to the prompting (PP) module (PDF document, 1 page)


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