• Define scripting
• Identify what skills to teach using scripting
• Identify the steps for implementing scripting
• Locate resources
Scripting (SC) involves presenting learners with a verbal and/or written description about a specific skill or situation that serves as a model for the learner. The main rationale of SC is to help learners anticipate what may occur during a given activity and improve their ability to appropriately participate in the activity. SC are practiced repeatedly before the skill is used in the actual situation. When learners are able to use the scripts successfully in actual situations, the script should be systematically faded. SC is often used in conjunction with modeling, prompting, and reinforcement.