Using point-of-view video modeling and forward chaining to teach a functional self-help skill to a child with autism

Akriti Shrestha, Angelika Anderson, Dennis William Moore

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This study examined the effectiveness of point-of-view video modeling in a forward-chaining procedure to teach a 4-year-old boy with autism to serve himself an afternoon snack. Task analysis was undertaken, and the task was divided into 3 phases with 1 video produced for each phase. A changing criterion design was used to evaluate the effects of the intervention on the participant s ability to independently prepare and serve himself Weetbix. The results indicated that the combination of point-of-view modeling and forward chaining was effective in teaching the child to serve himself a snack without any prompting. The results also indicated that although the skill was maintained at follow-up, generalization to snacks other than Weetbix and to a different setting was limited. Parents reported satisfaction both with the procedures undertaken and with the outcomes of the intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157 - 167
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Behavioral Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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