Data Collection for SPED – Levels of Prompting


Presenter: Ayo Jones, Noodle Nook
Core Area:
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1F; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A; Data-Driven Practice 5A, 5C, 5D
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.5

What is the difference between a prompt and a cue? If you’re not sure, this course is for you. In this 30-minute course, veteran SPED educator Ayo Jones shares what you need to know about levels of prompting and how you can best document them in your data collection for special education students.

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Do you know what the difference is between a cue and a prompt? Most educators think they do but make mistakes in the moment by offering cues when a student needs prompts, and vice versa. If you only have a vague idea of how the levels of prompting work, then this course is for you. Over-prompting a student can have long-term consequences, and every special education teacher and support staff person needs to know how to fade supports effectively.

In this 30-minute course, veteran SPED educator Ayo Jones breaks down prompting into seven easy-to-understand levels, a clear understanding of which is essential to making sure your students are not learning to be prompt dependent. It is a great way to make sure you and your team are not providing more support than a student needs. If you work with students who require a lot of additional cues and prompts, then this course will help you to help them become more independent.

In this course, you will learn:

  • The seven levels of prompting
  • How a cue and a prompt are different
  • How to document the levels of prompting

Other courses in this series:

Data Collection in Special Education – An Overview
Data Collection for SPED – Setting up Your Data
Data Collection for SPED – Data Analysis
Data Collection for SPED – How to Take Data
Data Collection for SPED – Prompt Dependency

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4 reviews for Data Collection for SPED – Levels of Prompting

  1. Melinda – BRAZOS ISD (verified owner)

    A little confusion

  2. Christine – RIPLEY-UNION-LEWIS-HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    Great Refresher

  3. Becky – Private Pay (verified owner)

    Great speaker, easy to listen to.

    I was expecting for more guidance on how to take data. Would love to have the printable version of the Levels of Prompting flowchart.

  4. Annice – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

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