The effects of video self modeling on social skills with high school students with autism

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Lippoldt, Thea
Gibson, Kay L.

Students with autism spectrum disorder face many hardships and struggles in life. Video self-modeling appears to be one educational tool that will help to provide the necessary tools for students to be successful, decreases the potential for the student to be victimized by bullies, and increase the quality of life students will have. This study evaluates the use of video self-modeling with a high school freshman who is on the autism spectrum. Video self-modeling was used to decrease the maladaptive behavior of biting himself. The ABA research design allowed for a two week intervention where the student watched a video of himself demonstrating a replacement behavior instead of biting his arm. The study found a statistically significant difference in the incidents of biting in baseline one and baseline two.

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Thesis (M.Ed.)--Wichita State University, College of Education, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.