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ERIC Number: EJ942370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Using Video Self-Modeling with Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Seeing Can Be Believing
Buggey, Tom; Hoomes, Grace
Young Exceptional Children, v14 n3 p2-12 Sep 2011
Video self-modeling (VSM) is a method that, with some creative editing, allows children to view positive examples of their behavior or demonstrations of skills slightly beyond their present ability. Although VSM has been successfully used across a range of behaviors and ages with children having a variety of disabilities, its use with preschoolers on the autism spectrum has been limited. With further validation and refinement of the procedures and with practitioners becoming familiar with the technology needed, VSM can become an important tool in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder. Much more research needs to be done, especially with younger children and those with severe autism; however, it is safe to say that VSM can be effective with at least some preschoolers with autism and others with developmental delays. The number of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder involved in VSM investigations remains small, probably fewer than 20. It is logical to assume that as VSM is used with younger and younger children, its effectiveness will diminish. As it stands now, use of VSM is probably best with children who are 4 years and older. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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