Effects of video modeling with video feedback on vocational skills of adults with autism spectrum disorder

Derek Leo English, Sadhana Gounden, Richard E. Dagher, Shu Fen Chan, Brett Edward Furlonger, Angelika Anderson, Dennis William Moore

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)


Objective: To examine the effectiveness of a video modeling (VM) with video feedback (VFB) intervention to teach vocational gardening skills to three adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Method: A multiple probe design across skills was used to assess the effects of the intervention on the three participants’ ability to perform skills accurately. Results: The use of VM with VFB led to improvements across skills for two of the participants. The third participant required video prompting (VP) for successful skill acquisition. Skill performance generalized across personnel and settings for two of the participants, but it was not assessed for the third. Skill performance maintained at follow-up for all three participants. Social validity data gathered from participants, parents, and co-workers were positive.Conclusion: These findings suggest that VM with VFB and VP with VFB were effective and socially acceptable interventions for teaching vocational gardening skills to young adults with ASD.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-524
Number of pages14
JournalDevelopmental Neurorehabilitation
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Autism
  • employment
  • feedback
  • job skills
  • video modelling
  • video prompting

Cite this