Do you have students who can only use their skills if they are prompted? Do you have students who won’t initiate a task because they are waiting for a prompt? Fading out prompts that were initially needed is a crucial step that is often over looked. Reducing prompting levels is a crucial step in the teaching process. Here are some tips for using visuals to reduce prompt dependency.
Picture Choice Boards
Social Story Visuals
This picture came from the Quiet Social Story set. There are several different visuals for quiet and 3 different sizes. I start with the largest and fade down to the smallest picture I can. It is important to set up a plan to fade out any prompting the student needs in order to be successful.