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Chapter 10

Chapter 10

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

Chapter 10: Prompting and Transfer of Stimulus Control Baseball example- all prompts Verbal, gestural, modeling and physical prompts What is Prompting? Used to increase likelihood that person will engage in correct behaviour at correct time Used during discrimination training to help person engage in correct behaviour in presence of discriminative stimulus (SD) Prompts are stimuli given before or during performance of a behaviour: they help behaviour occur so that teacher can provide reinforcement Produce an instance of correct behaviour so that it can be reinforced What is fading? One way to transfer stimulus control form prompts to SD Gradually removed prompts until behaviour was occurring in presence of SD without any supplemental stimuli Teaching not complete until prompts are completely faded and behaviour is under stimulus control of natural SD Prompting gets correct behaviour to occur, fading transfers stimulus control to natural SD Types of Prompts 2 major categories are response prompts and stimulus prompts Response prompts: behaviour of another person that evokes desired response in presence of SD. They are intrusive- one has control over another o Verbal prompt When verbal behaviour of another person results in correct response in presence of SD May include instructions, rules, hints, reminders, questions or any other v
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