Title

Effects of Prompting on Skill Acquisition, Generalization, and Independence for Young Students with Autism

Date of Award

Winter 12-2019

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Ximena Suarez-Sousa

Keywords

autism, prompting, generalization, effects

Abstract

Extensive research is being conducted into understanding Autism and techniques have been discovered that are scientifically proven to produce positive results. Applied Behavioral Analysis is effective, but inconsistencies in practice has been noticed. A growing area of concern is prompt dependence for students. Various prompting types and effectiveness on acquisition of skills and independence are compared. Prompt dependency is a result that can be quite challenging for teachers for a multitude of factors including progress monitoring, and parent communication.

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