The Antecedent
Learner Behavior
The Consequence
Conducting Sessions

7.2 When Prompts Are Used

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When teaching using an Errorless Learning (EL) technique, during teaching trials, prompts occur just after the instruction and before the learner has a chance to respond incorrectly. Prompts for listener responding can range from full physical guidance to a gestural prompt.

A series of pictures showing different types of physical prompts used.

This tutorial is based on a simple three-step prompt hierarchy. There can be many different hierarchies depending on the context, the learner, and the skill. The following examples are based on the simple three-step prompt hierarchy shown above.

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