ERIC Number: EJ1033919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Using Video Modeling with Substitutable Loops to Teach Varied Play to Children with Autism
Dupere, Sally; MacDonald, Rebecca P. F.; Ahearn, William H.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v46 n3 p662-668 Fall 2013
Children with autism often engage in repetitive play with little variation in the actions performed or items used. This study examined the use of video modeling with scripted substitutable loops on children's pretend play with trained and untrained characters. Three young children with autism were shown a video model of scripted toy play that included a substitutable loop that allowed various characters to perform the same actions and vocalizations. Three characters were modeled with the substitutable loop during training sessions, and 3 additional characters were present in the video but never modeled. Following video modeling, all the participants incorporated untrained characters into their play, but the extent to which they did so varied.
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Behavior Problems, Play, Imagination, Video Technology, Role Models, Scripts, Toys, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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