Support Strategies

Support strategies are things teachers can do to make it more likely the student will use the acquired skill in a novel context. For example, a student may know a conversational script but need a visual reminder like a gesture or symbol that can be paired with the natural cue and later faded (so the natural cue reminds the student to use the script).


Prompts are additional teaching techniques used to increase the likelihood of desired behaviors when the individual isn’t responding to the general instruction.


Visual Supports is a strategy that capitalizes on the visual strengths of learners by providing various types of pictures or illustrations that support desired information.

Peer Coaching

Peer coaching is a strategy that consists of teaching peers how to appropriately prompt and encourage target learners to use desired skills.