Sunday, December 16, 2012

Technology Research: Video Modeling Training Via iPad

Title of Study: Teaching Caregivers to Implement Video Modeling Imitation Training Via iPad for their Children with Autism

Author: Teresa A. Cardon

Who Participated? Four children with autism from ages 2 to 4 years (2 boys and 2 girls)

What Technology Used? Video modeling on an iPad

What Skills Taught? Imitation skills

Results: All children showed either no imitation or minimal levels of imitation skills prior to training using the iPad video modeling program. After the training began, all children showed an increased level of imitation. Testing also indicated that all children made some gains on expressive communication and three of the four showed some gains in auditory comprehension.

Where Published: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Volume 6 (2012), pages 1389–1400.
Please read the complete study to evaluate the results for yourself.

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