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When Helping isn’t Helping: The Importance of Prompt Awareness in AAC Instruction

Closing The Gap webinar

"When teaching learners with complex communication needs, there is often an unspoken drive to prompt, prompt, prompt students to communicate. Educators and para-educators with the best intentions of helping are often creating an over-dependence upon prompts.

Join this discussion on prompt hierarchies, least-to-most prompting, and the role of modeling in new skills. With a focus on communication autonomy, this session considers the need for awareness regarding how much prompting is occurring. 

The focus of this Webinar is primarily how prompting relates to teaching language through augmentative / alternative communication (AAC). However, participants will be challenged to apply these ideas to other areas of learning."