The effects of video modeling on leisure time activities for learners with severe special needs
Wendy Farr, Arizona State University, United States
Arizona State University . Awarded
Video modeling is a technique that can be used to provide instruction for acquiring the skills put forth in leisure education and is an innovative and expanding medium, yet current research warns that minimal empirical evidence is available that documents the effects of this intervention. Research that does exist targets elementary aged students with mild to moderate disabilities. In this study, special education staff used video modeling in their classroom to teach three individuals with autism to improve their behavior, choice making, and overall task independence. The participants in this student were between the ages of 17–20 and were diagnosed with autism and severe mental retardation. The researcher found support for the use of video modeling to reduce inappropriate behaviors, improve choice making, and increase overall levels of independence during leisure tasks.
Farr, W. The effects of video modeling on leisure time activities for learners with severe special needs. Ph.D. thesis, Arizona State University.
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