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ERIC Number: EJ1001045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
A Practical Strategy for Teaching a Child with Autism to Attend to and Imitate a Portable Video Model
Plavnick, Joshua B.
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, v37 n4 p263-270 2012
Video modeling is an effective and efficient methodology for teaching new skills to individuals with autism. New technology may enhance video modeling as smartphones or tablet computers allow for portable video displays. However, the reduced screen size may decrease the likelihood of attending to the video model for some children. The present investigation used a changing criterion design to examine the effects of prompting and reinforcement on the attending to smartphone behavior of a 4-year-old child with autism. The participant demonstrated a rapid increase in the duration of attending to a portable video screen; video modeling was then used to teach the participant to request preferred events using picture exchange. Explicit instruction in attending to video can be an important skill to teach children with autism as it can lead to the acquisition of new skills via video modeling. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A