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ERIC Number: EJ893779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Community-Based Vocational Instruction Using Videotaped Modeling for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Performing in Air-Inflated Mascots
Allen, Keith D.; Wallace, Dustin P.; Greene, Diana J.; Bowen, Scott L.; Burke, Raymond V.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v25 n3 p186-192 Sep 2010
The authors examined the benefits of video modeling to teach a unique vocational skill set to an adolescent and two young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Video modeling was used to teach skills necessary to entertain customers and promote products in a retail setting while wearing a WalkAround[R] costume. The three participants were observed before and after watching a video model perform the skills in the costume in scripted and naturalistic scenes. Data can be interpreted to conclude that all participants learned to use the skills in combination or sequence after watching the video model. The skills generalized to an actual job opportunity. The participants reported they enjoyed the work, and comments from supervisors were positive. Implications are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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