Fading Virtual Strategy

Tri-State ASD Collaborative Author
08/18/2016 Added
1668 Plays


Fading, an applied behavior analysis strategy (ABA), is most often paired with prompts, another ABA strategy. Fading refers to decreasing the level of assistance needed to complete a task or activity. When teaching a skill, the overall goal is for the student to eventually engage in the skill independently. For example, when a skill is taught using a hand-over- hand prompt, the prompt should be withdrawn as soon as possible so the student can perform the task without prompts. As an individual gains mastery of a skill at a particular prompt level, the prompt is faded to a less intrusive prompt (i.e., from hand-over- hand to touching a hand). This ensures that the individual does not become overly dependent on a particular prompt when learning a new behavior or skill.

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