Reference work entry
Discriminative stimulus; Prime; Prompt
A cue is a verbal or nonverbal instruction to induce behavior change (Papathanasiou et al. 2016). Cues are internal or self-generated or external coming from the environment (e.g., an examiner, a sight, or a sound). Examples of self-generated, internal cues are reminders for future action (e.g., remember to walk the dog), mental sequences used in the tip-of-the-tongue state (e.g., telling oneself that the name rhymes with sock), or teaching/treatment strategies (e.g., using an association strategy for naming, such as reciting the alphabet to cue the name) (Tompkins et al. 2006). Examples of external cues are environmental signs (e.g., walk/do not walk signals), preprogrammed reminders (e.g., alarm clock), or teaching/treatment techniques (e.g., semantic-phonological cueing hierarchy). A cueing hierarchy is a set of cues progressing from weak cues providing little information about the target response to strong cues providing...
References and Readings
- Papathanasiou, I. & Coppens, P.C. (2016). Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders (2nd ed.). Burlington: Jones & Bartlett Learning.Google Scholar
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