ERIC Number: EJ727416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Video Enhanced Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: A Promising Package for Teaching Social Skills
Kimball, Jonathan W.; Kinney, Elisabeth M.; Taylor, Bridget A.; Stromer, Robert
Education & Treatment of Children, v27 n3 p280-298 Aug 2004
Teaching with activity schedules may yield functional skills that are not readily achieved by traditional discrete-trial teaching or by naturalistic intervention strategies. Activity schedules are unique because the procedures focus on teaching a learner to do and say things in the presence of instructional cues accessed independently rather than in response to cues provided by a teacher. Typically, such "self-directed" schedules make use of notebooks or placards that contain pictures or words to cue a learner's sequences of activities. To supplement such procedures, we explored how video models may be used as instructional cues within computer-presented activity schedules. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how using computers to combine the two instructional technologies-activity schedules and video models-could enhance the use of activity schedules in teaching, particularly in the realm of social skills.
Descriptors: Cues, Autism, Pictorial Stimuli, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Interpersonal Competence, Scheduling
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