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Scripting is a visual or auditory cue that supports learners to initiate or sustain communication with others.

What Will I Learn?

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

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

The SC module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:

Lesson Time to Complete
A Case for SC 10 minutes
Lesson 1: Basics of SC 20 minutes
Lesson 2: Planning for SC 25 minutes
Lesson 3: Using SC 45 minutes
Lesson 4: Monitoring SC 25 minutes
Applying SC 10 minutes
Suggested citation:
Griffin, W., & AFIRM Team. (2017). Scripting. 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 scripting (SC) module (PDF document, 1 page)


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