When Pedro exhibited agitation, the experimenter stood behind his shoulder, paused the timer, and provided a verbal prompt
to be "calm" to earn his reinforcer.
In an experiment aimed to encourage drivers and passengers to fasten their seatbelts, hotel valet parking attendants delivered a verbal prompt
, "Be safe; please don't forget to put on your seatbelt." This increased the number of those who wore their seatbelt by 82.8 percent compared to the control group.
If the agent detects drowsiness, it might provide a verbal prompt
in the cabin suggesting that the driver pull over for coffee or navigate the car to a coffee shop.
At the same time, the therapist used a verbal prompt
"Stop, Look at your page, Focus on the first word ...
In addition, we changed the procedures used in the previous study in three major ways, by increasing the size of each word or symbol set from three highly motivating words to 7 to 10 braille or Nemeth Code contractions; by changing mastery criterion from 83.3% over 3 sessions to 100% accuracy for a single session; and by changing the controlling prompt from a physical and verbal prompt
, which included pointing out 2 salient tactile features of a word, to a verbal prompt
, which only consisted of stating the correct word or symbol.
"If Rashid is asked to identify a dog, I might say, aACAyDuh', a partial verbal prompt
, for him to say, aACAyDog'."
During the session, John was taught self-mediated verbal prompts
to ask questions in a diplomatic style and to self-reinforce for following through on his verbal prompt
In the first trial the experimenter provided an immediate prompt, "(name of item)." After the first trial the verbal prompt
was delayed 3 s followed by a prompt "(name of item)." If John gave a correct response (with or without a prompt) John received both verbal praise (e.g., "Good job, you want the (name of the item") and access to the item for 10 s.
In the Montessori program, the only other coded category accounting for more than .10 of the total behavior observed was Verbal Prompt
, which includes asking questions or giving directions to children.
After a straight-through read-aloud, we provided a verbal prompt
to guide the children in their drawing activity.
* at least one verbal prompt
to eat (e.g., "Wouldn't you like more peas, Mrs.
If the child wrote something other than the correct letters or did not respond, the teacher or teaching assistant provided the following prompts in the order provided until the child had correctly written all letters needed: a verbal prompt
(e.g., "Write your H," or "The next letter is A."), a written model of the letter, hand-over-hand assistance.