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Promoting social initiation in children with autism using video modeling

Nikopoulos, CK and Keenan, Mickey (2003) Promoting social initiation in children with autism using video modeling. BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS, 18 (2). pp. 87-108. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1002/bin.129


A large number of studies have shown that children and youths with autism can improve their social skills when provided with appropriate and well planned treatment strategies. Here, a video modeling procedure was implemented with seven developmentally delayed children, using a multiple-treatment design. Each child watched a videotape showing a model and the experimenter engaged in a simple social interactive play in an adapted play setting. Afterwards each child's behavior was assessed in this setting, while the experimenter's behavior remained the same as that shown in the videotape. The video modeling training enhanced the social initiation skills of four children. It also facilitated appropriate play engagement, which generalized across settings, peers, and toys. These changes maintained after a 1- and 2-month follow-up period. The intervention was evaluated as a time-efficient teaching tool as well as a means of enhancing appropriate play skills. Copyright (C) 2003 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Behavioural Neuroscience and Behaviour Analysis
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:1606
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:24
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