Interventions

Using Time Delay to Fade Prompting

The problem many of us over eager, venti-coffee amount of enthusiasm teachers have sometimes is we don't know when to just shut the heck up and wait. We are bustling over with to-do lists and schedules and once you are in get-it-done mode there is just no stopping...

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Procedures for Prompt Fading

Prompts are ways we help our learners demonstrate new skills. We use prompts to get our students to greet a peer, flush the toilet, name the color blue, and clap their hands. Prompts are something we add to the situation because the natural or teaching cue was not...

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Fluency Instruction

Fluency instruction is something I talk A LOT about. I talk about it so much because not only is it a meaningful, functional, and effective way to work on skill development it also isn't all that complicated. It's also the PERFECT paraprofessional run station. It...

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Incidental Teaching

Incidental teaching is something that stellar teachers, parents, and clinicians do naturally. We are constantly utilizing the environment and play off of our students' responses to teach and expand their knowledge. Incidental teaching is a "process whereby...

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Discrete Trial Training

Discrete Trial Training is a method of teaching a new skill in a structured and simplified way. It works well for children with autism (and I think ALL children) because it breaks down a complex skill into smaller pieces. I love using Discrete Trial Training (DTT)...

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Managing Multiple Behavior Plans at Once

As teachers our middle name is multi-tasker. They should put that in our credential list on our email signature. Becky Thompson MA Multi-Tasking. Actually maybe we have PhDs in multi-tasking. We are never, ever doing one thing. While you are teaching that bomb...

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