Chapter 10 prompting and transfer of stimulus control. Prompting: prompts are used to increase the likelihood that a person will engage in the correct behaviour at the correct time. They are used during discrimination training to help the person engage in the correct behaviour in the presence of the discriminative stimulus (sd). If the correct behaiour is not occurring, the behaviour cannot be reinforced. The function of prompts is to produce an instance of the correct behaviour so that it can be reinforced. The use of prompts makes teaching/training more efficient. Fading: the gradual elimination of the prompt as the behaviour continues to occur in the presence of the sd. Fading is one way to transfer stimulus control from the prompts to the sd. Engaging in the correct behaviour without prompts is the goal of prompting and fading. The sd must have stimulus control over the behaviour. Prompting gets the correct behaviour to occur.