Prompt

An added antecedent stimulus that brings about a specific behavior. Prompts can be thought of as “hints”. For example, a learner may not greet a friend passing by; the instructor may wave or mouth the word “hi” to occasion the learner to greet his friend. It is critical that prompts be faded quickly so the natural “cue” (the friend in the hallway) sets the occasion for a greeting.

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