Friday, April 13, 2012

Video Modeling Tips

Here's a list of tips for video modeling from Positively Autism's newsletter subscribers:

Video Modeling is helpful if a student enjoys seeing himself or herself on pictures or video.

Video Modeling can be used to teach a wide variety of skills.

Before using, assess a person's ability to imitate. If the student has difficulty imitating motor or vocal skills, video modeling may not be as helpful.

Make the videos short (1-3 minutes).

Choose one specific skill per video.

Edit out any teacher prompts from the video so the student only sees the skill being performed correctly.

Provide multiple opportunities to watch the video and practice.

Certain equipment, such as a microphone or photo editing program, may be helpful.

Use professionally made DVDs.

Pay attention to both the speed and amount of spoken language in the video.

Only show videos of the appropriate behaviors (the behaviors you want the student to do).

Make the videos fun and appropriate to the child's needs.

Praise the student in the video recording.

Use role play to practice the behavior after viewing the video.

Videos can be made quickly and easily with a digital camera or phone camera and watched immediately on those devices.

Get the child used to seeing a camera in the room before you video tape the target skills.

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