Data Collection for SPED – Prompt Dependency


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: 0.75

Educators often don’t even realize they are over-prompting their SPED students until it’s time to collect data. When students have to be prompted to give the correct answer to a question, they aren’t really learning. So what can you do? SPED expert Ayo Jones, founder of Noodle Nook, shares her best tips for reducing and preventing prompt dependency in the classroom in this course, Data Collection for SPED — Prompt Dependency. In this 45-minute course, you’ll find everything you need to support your SPED students without making them dependent on your prompts.

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When you work with students who have profound disabilities, you will very likely encounter students who struggle with prompt dependency. Not only can prompt dependency cause inaccurate data collection, it can also greatly impede a student’s learning and steps toward independence. What matters most when working with a student who has become dependent on you to do something they are perfectly capable of doing themselves is to make them less reliant on your prompts.

In this 45-minute course, experience SPED educator and curriculum writer Ayo Jones details prompt dependency and learned helplessness in students with disabilities. If you work with students who have an IEP or who are working on executive functioning, this course will help you support their move towards increased independence.

In this course you will learn:

  • What prompt dependence and learned helplessness are
  • The hierarchy of prompting
  • Ten evidence-based practices to reduce prompt dependence
  • How to remove yourself from a student’s task sequence

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 – Levels of Prompting

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3 reviews for Data Collection for SPED – Prompt Dependency

  1. Luanne – SILSBEE ISD (verified owner)

    Great review for new and veteran teachers in the special education field.

  2. Becky – Private Pay (verified owner)

    This was great information. The speaker was very easy to listen to and was to the point.

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

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