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Prompts for the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The following are various "prompt" levels used with the Intellectually Disabled/Developmentally Disabled population in a residential or home care setting. Prompts are statements, questions, or sentences to have the individual respond to a given task:

This include:
Independence, Judgment, Verbal, Continuous Verbal, Gestural, Physical, and Hand over Hand prompts.

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In a residential facility, there are direct care staff and other professionals who assist the ID/DD population. They work with a set of goals. For example, when training someone to brush his/her teeth, there will normally be a specific methodology created by the primary clinician. Keep in mind that the individuals in this population will be either verbal or non-verbal. Therefore, a response can either be a direct answer through words or it could be via a gesture or by signaling. By way of illustration, let's use the name, David. We'll assume throughout this posting that David is about to go to ...

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Students will learn when and how to "prompt" when considering the Intellectual Disability/Developmental Disability population (ID/DD). The objective is to have the individual learn how to complete the given task (e.g., toothbrushing, showering), or other ADL skills (Adaptive Daily Living) skills with eventual independence and without assistance.