Errorless learning involves early and immediate prompting of the target, so that student response is sure to be correct. These immediate prompts guarantee success. Once the student is familiar with the target behavior, prompting is systematically faded until the student is able to respond correctly on his/her own.
Early and immediate prompts
Prompts fade over time
Student able to respond on his/her own
Decreases frustration and increases motivation
This autism teaching strategies video demonstrates how errorless learning can be used to increase motivation in a teaching session.
Errorless learning decreases frustration and discouragement. By ensuring that students respond correctly, especially during the acquisition of a new skill, errorless learning can help to increase motivation and enjoyment of learning.