"Discrete Trial" programs include an "Errorless Teaching" option. This allows an instructor to indicate the prompt level used for each trial. Anytime a prompt is used, it will be scored as a minus (-). 

Set up Errorless Teaching

Errorless Teaching is turned on with a toggle switch when creating or editing a discrete trial program. Turn it on and indicate least intrusive prompt, then save the program.

Taking Data Using Errorless Teaching 

iPad application: Watch the following video to view errorless teaching.

Notes for Thread's Web Version

For a full understanding, it is recommended to review the concepts presented under "Errorless Teaching on Thread's iPad Application" below. These notes will help users adapt those instructions to Thread's web version:

  • The least intrusive prompt level that was set up in the discrete trial program will be the default prompt level for the first trial.
  • Use the overflow menu (...) and select Choose prompt level to set or change a prompt.

Errorless Teaching on Thread's iPad Application

00:00 - The first time the program runs is a baseline. No prompt is available yet.
00:09 - Choose Run Again and the prompt button appears.
00:14 - The first time "P" is tapped, the prompt level menu displays. Tap the prompt level used.
00:17 - Tap P quickly to indicate the same prompt level was needed in this trial. This will be recorded as a minus (-) score.
00:19 - Tap + to indicate no prompt was used. Notice the prompt has changed to "Independent" on the left.
00:23 - Since the prompt level was independent, the next time you tap "P" you will get a prompt menu again. Tap P quickly to indicate the next trials also used this prompt.

NOT IN VIDEO - long-tap the P to bring up the prompt menu anytime. Here is a screenshot of the prompt menu:

View Prompt Level Data on the Chart

  1. After data is collected, tap the chart's data point to see details including the latest prompt that was used, in this case, "Vocal verbal".

2. Tap the top area (score %) to view trial by trial details. In the following image, "Partial physical" was used earlier in the session. 

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