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ERIC Number: ED546601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 246
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ISBN: 978-1-2676-4371-1
Research to Practice: Evaluation of Conversation Skills Video Modeling Intervention for Adolescents with Autism
Whittington-Barnish, Ashley K.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Illinois State University
Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) exhibit abnormal development in the areas of communication and social interactions from the time of birth or soon after. Social skills are important not only for making friends, but also for doing well in school, finding and keeping a job, and navigating through life. Because of the increasing prevalence of autism, there is an increased need for social skills interventions, especially those that are portable and efficient (Stoneman, 2008). Because the primary education of children with ASD occurs in the school system, it is important that feasible, effective interventions be identified for use in the schools. One promising area of research is video modeling. Video modeling is based on the principles of social learning theory, where individuals watch others perform a skill and demonstrate the same skill. To examine possible means to improve the portability, utility, and efficiency of video modeling, this research investigates two variables: the effectiveness of commercially available video modeling materials and the potential for implementation of video modeling as a group intervention. Specifically, the present study assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of the "Model Me Conversation Cues"(TM) DVD presented both individually and in groups. Implications for future interventions for individuals with ASD are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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