Children with autism can be taught to respond to questions by using prompting.
Many teachers find that prompting students to give an answer can be a good approach to teaching. This review article looked to see what type of prompting works best for children with autism. The authors suggest that teachers choose a prompt that will cause the student to give the right response (controlling prompt). The prompt can be made every three seconds (constant time delay) or after increasingly longer periods of time (progressive time delay). Both constant time delay prompts and progressive time delay prompts work well for children with autism.