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Teaching Daily Living Skills to Children with Autism Through Instructional Video Modeling
Instructional video modeling was effective in promoting skill acquisition

Authors: Robin Shipley-Benamou John R. Lutzker Mitchell Taubman
Source: Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions July 2002 vol. 4 no. 3 166-177

Abstract: Research on video modeling has typically utilized either competent peer models or self-models engaging in criterion performances. Although both methods have demonstrated utility in achieving skill acquisition, each has potential disadvantages. The current research utilized a multiple probe design across tasks and replicated across participants in order to demonstrate the efficacy of an instructional video modeling technique to teach functional living skills to three children with autism. Five tasks were selected. Prior to the development of each training video, task analyses were created. Videotapes were developed from the participant’s viewing perspective, that is, as the participant would be viewing the task. Instructional video modeling was effective in promoting skill acquisition across all three children and maintained during the post video phase and a 1-month follow up.

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