Educator Voices: Prompting

Prompting refers to providing assistance or cues to encourage the use of a specific skill.  Sometimes the instructor provides one or more prompts.  Sometime the prompts are part of the material used (such as a stop light).  As teachers, we do a lot of it without even thinking about how and what we are doing.  Prompting is an essential tool but must be used thoughtfully.  The end goal is always independence.