Video Modeling and Video Self-Modeling for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Video modeling involves the use of a video taped recording in which an individual is presented as correctly performing a given task.  Students are able to learn the task by viewing a correctly executed example.  In the case of video self-modeling, the visual example of the task is created by the student.  Theoretically, the self-modeling may improve the impact of the intervention by enhancing student attention and self-efficacy through the experience of viewing themselves successfully performing the target skill, however, research indicates that student outcomes associated video monitoring compared to video self-monitoring are not significantly different (Bellini & Akullian, 2007) and either approach is acceptable.

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