Use of video modeling to teach vocational skills to adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders

Keith D. Allen, Dustin P. Wallace, Diana Renes, Scott L. Bowen, Ray V. Burke

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Abstract

As part of a collaborative project between a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and a local private business, we examined the effects of video modeling to teach vocational skills to four adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Video modeling was used to teach the participants to wear a WalkAround® mascot and entertain customers in a retail setting. Observations were conducted before and after participants watched a video model of the skills performed in both scripted and naturalistic scenes. All participants learned to use the targeted skills after watching the video model and all reported that they enjoyed the work. Implications and vocational applications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-349
Number of pages11
JournalEducation and Treatment of Children
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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