ERIC Number: ED481399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Using Video Strategies To Teach Functional Skills to Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities.
Collins, Belva C.
This paper provides guidelines for the use of videotape recordings for systematic instruction in functional skills for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Four examples illustrate use of videotapes to teach community skills (e.g., crossing a street) to secondary students with moderate disabilities; self care skills (e.g., zipping a jacket) to elementary students with moderate disabilities; and food preparation tasks (e.g., making macaroni and cheese in a microwave) to secondary students with moderate disabilities, and both self-care and domestic skills to students with autism. Suggested steps for teaching using videotapes include the following: (1) select a target skill; (2) construct a task analysis; (3) determine the viewpoint of the videotape; (4) shoot the videotape; (5) determine if the videotape should be edited; (6) select the instructional procedure; (7) decide who will operate the videotape; (8) determine the data collection schedule; and (9) determine the teacher's role in delivering consequences. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Rural Survival. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) (23rd, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 20-22, 2003); see ED 476 123.