I created this data sheet so that I could keep track of what type of prompting I was using with students and how the students responded to the prompts. For each activity, I check the type of prompting (or combination of prompts) that I used during the activity. I also check how the student responded to the prompting: if the prompting had a minimal, moderate, or significant effect on the student’s performance. When I look back at my data sheet, I will be able to easily see what type of prompting had the largest effect on each individual student. I will also be able to see progress that might not be reflected as clearly in the percentage of correct vs incorrect responses. For example, I can see that a student required a verbal and a hand signal prompt to produce a sound correctly at the beginning of the quarter, but now only requires a hand signal prompt. I chose the 4 types of prompting that I use most frequently.
Here’s a short explanation about the types of prompting I chose:
•Direct Model- The student imitates the target after the clinician gives a direct model
•Picture- The student is given a visual prompt in the form of a picture (examples: a picture of a person to represent “who” questions or a picture of popcorn to represent the “p” sound)
•Verbal- The student is given a verbal reminder or instructions (example: calling /t/ the “tongue tapping sound” or telling a student to bite his bottom lip and blow air out to produce /f/)
•Hand Signals- The student is given a visual prompt in the form of hand signals (examples: hand signals that represent each speech sound, ASL signs, signals to use fluency shaping strategies)
If you use multiple types of prompting during an activity, check more than one box in the “type of prompting” section
I included several different size options, so that you can choose the option that is best for your students.
Option 1: 4 goals with 8 entries per goal
Option 2: 4 goals with 6 entries per goal (taller boxes than option 1)
Option 3: 3 goals with 10 entries per goal
Option 4: 5 goals with 5 entries per goal
Option 5: 2 goals with 15 entries per goal
Option 6: 6 goals with 5 entries per goal
Created by Lauren Laur, CCC-SLP