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ERIC Number: EJ1089621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3383
Twins with Autism: Utilising Video Feedback to Improve Job-Related Behaviours
Mackey, Megan; Nelson, Gretchen
British Journal of Special Education, v42 n4 p390-410 Dec 2015
Employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a significant factor in assuring quality of life in adulthood. The research reported in this article examines the effectiveness of video feedback (VFB) in improving the job-related behaviours of twin adolescents with ASD and learning disabilities. The targeted behaviours included active engagement, decision-making, responding to others, hygiene, and transition making. A within-participant multiple-probe design across targeted job behaviours, replicated across two participants, was used. The experimental phases of the design consisted of (A) baseline, (B) VFB + job coach evaluation, (C) VFB + concurrent job coach and self-evaluation, and (A) maintenance. Using a modified Behavioral Observation of Students in Schools (BOSS) form broken into one-minute intervals, job coaches evaluated participants on job-related behaviours. Data gathered shows that VFB significantly impacted active engagement, responding to others, hygiene and transitioning. Decision-making was least impacted by the interventions. The use of VFB is one way that job-related behaviours of adolescents with ASD and other disabilities can be positively influenced.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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