ERIC Number: EJ1082531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Using Portable Video Modeling Technology to Increase the Compliment Behaviors of Children with Autism during Athletic Group Play
Macpherson, Kevin; Charlop, Marjorie H.; Miltenberger, Catherine A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n12 p3836-3845 Dec 2015
A multiple baseline design across participants was used to examine the effects of a portable video modeling intervention delivered in the natural environment on the verbal compliments and compliment gestures demonstrated by five children with autism. Participants were observed playing kickball with peers and adults. In baseline, participants demonstrated few compliment behaviors. During intervention, an iPad® was used to implement the video modeling treatment during the course of the athletic game. Viewing the video rapidly increased the verbal compliments participants gave to peers. Participants also demonstrated more response variation after watching the videos. Some generalization to an untrained activity occurred and compliment gestures also occurred. Results are discussed in terms of contributions to the literature.
Descriptors: Autism, Interpersonal Competence, Physical Activities, Athletics, Play, Intervention, Handheld Devices, Video Technology, Models, Games, Oral Language, Positive Reinforcement, Interpersonal Communication, Research Design, Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Generalization
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