As behaviour analysts a crucial process we engage in is taking data. We record the number of times a child is successful in a trial, and when they are unsuccessful. Typically we like to see an 80% mastery rate in order for us to feel confident that a child has mastered a particular skill. This applies to prompt, for example with the child and saying the word juice in response to 'what do you want?' We would want to see 80-90% success rate for repeating juice with a full prompt before we began to fade out our prompt. Taking data helps us to see the progress children make, and to chart their success.
At home you may like to create data sheets to track your own success with your child and see when they are attaining the targets you set for your child.
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