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Title: Generalized effects of video modeling on establishing instructional stimulus control in children with autism: Results of a preliminary study
Authors: Nikopoulos, CK
Canavan, C
Nikopoulou-Smyrni, P
Keywords: Video modeling;Autism;Instructional stimulus control
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions 11(4): 198-207, Oct 2009
Abstract: Video modeling has been suggested as a powerful treatment tool that has concentrated on increasing a variety of skills in children with autism. However, it has rarely been examined as a behavioral procedure for eliminating kinds of behaviors (e.g., noncompliance), a target that is often included in children’s support plans. The present study provides preliminary effects of video modeling on establishing instructional stimulus control over a simple behavior (cleaning up a toy) that required the termination of an ongoing activity. Three children with autism participated, and experimental control was accomplished using a multiple-baseline-across-subjects design. The results showed that this procedure can be effective for children with lower baseline levels of disruptive behaviors and more developed imitation skills. Successful responding generalized across stimuli and subjects and was maintained at a 1-month follow-up assessment. Specific guidelines for building video modeling into real teaching situations are also discussed.
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Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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