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
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.