(4 customer reviews)

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

Presenter Bio

Ayo Jones is an experienced special education teacher, successful instructional coach, and charismatic professional speaker. Driven by her love for all things special education, Ayo provides educators teaching students with significant disabilities exactly what they need to survive and thrive. In her over 15 years in education, she has coached hundreds of teachers, trained thousands of educational professionals, and developed curriculum for tens of thousands of students with disabilities. She is a regular consultant to multiple school districts and educational support centers throughout Texas and beyond as well as in West Africa, where she does outreach to underserved students.

Ayo is the founder of Noodle Nook, an online resource for teachers in special education, providing tools for classroom success. She hosts a teacher podcast, is a published author, and delivers curriculum to teachers worldwide, including Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Best known for her engaging public speaking, Ayo’s captivating presence and witty delivery have made her a sought-after professional trainer.

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4 reviews for Data Collection for SPED – Levels of Prompting

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

    Helpful information

  2. 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.

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

    Great Refresher

  4. Melinda – BRAZOS ISD (verified owner)

    A little confusion

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