Integrating Video Modeling in Social Skill Instruction for Individuals with Autism
Boardmaker Software Family
Numerous evidence-based studies show that using visual supports with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to concretely define and explain their needs, and provide them with appropriate ways of addressing these needs, can reduce inappropriate behaviors that may stem from their misunderstanding, or lack of understanding, of the changes occurring around them. As a type of visual support, video modeling can enhance an individual with ASD’s ability to understand the expectations of a social situation and provide self-monitoring using guided or independent correction strategies. Using most digital cameras and cell phones, parent, teachers, direct service providers, peers, and other community members can capture video that can define, model, self-correct, and positively reinforce appropriate behavior during target social situations. In conjunction with other visual supports and instructional interventions, video modeling provides a safe, consistent, effective format for instruction of social skills.
The first part of this session will use anecdotal stories, research and different types of visual supports involving video modeling in order to lay the foundation knowledge for the session. The second part of the session will show how using Boardmaker Software Family enables practitioners and parents to easily create effective interactive, onscreen visual supports that incorporate the use of video modeling.