ERIC Number: EJ1109681
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Video Modeling and Observational Learning to Teach Gaming Access to Students with ASD
Spriggs, Amy D.; Gast, David L.; Knight, Victoria F.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n9 p2845-2858 Sep 2016
The purpose of this study was to evaluate both video modeling and observational learning to teach age-appropriate recreation and leisure skills (i.e., accessing video games) to students with autism spectrum disorder. Effects of video modeling were evaluated via a multiple probe design across participants and criteria for mastery were based on these results. Secondary measures were collected on observational learning across participants and behaviors. Participants included 4 children with autism, ages 8-11, who were served in self-contained special education classrooms. Results indicated a functional relation between video modeling and increased independence in gaming; observational learning occurred for at least some steps across students. Results, implications for practitioners, limitations, and ideas for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Observation, Recreational Activities, Leisure Time, Video Games, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Preadolescents, Self Contained Classrooms, Correlation, Skill Development, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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