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Title:  System of Least Prompts: Children and Students with Intellectual Disability
Description: This What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) intervention report summarizes the research on the System of Least Prompts (SLP), a practice that involves defining and implementing a hierarchy of prompts to assist students in learning a skill. To use SLP, an instructor delivers the prompts to students in order, starting with the prompt that provides the least amount of assistance, and providing additional prompts with increasing levels of assistance until the student can independently perform the task. For this review, the WWC focused on the impacts of SLP on children and students with intellectual disability.

The WWC found that there are no group design studies of SLP in the Children and Students with Intellectual Disability topic area and the evidence from single-case design studies does not reach the threshold to include single-case design evidence in the effectiveness ratings for any domains in the topic area. Based on this review, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of SLP on children and students with intellectual disability.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: January 2018
Web Release: January 9, 2018
Print Release:
Publication #: WWC IRCWD685
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors:
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Keywords:
Students
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Christopher Weiss.