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Teacher Education and Professional Development

2010

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David F Cihak

Elementary

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The Use Of Video Modeling Via A Video Ipod And A System Of Least Prompts To Improve Transitional Behaviors For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders In The General Education Classroom, David Cihak, Cynthia Fahrenkrog, Kevin Ayres, Catherine Smith Mar 2010

The Use Of Video Modeling Via A Video Ipod And A System Of Least Prompts To Improve Transitional Behaviors For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders In The General Education Classroom, David Cihak, Cynthia Fahrenkrog, Kevin Ayres, Catherine Smith

David F Cihak

This study evaluated the efficacy of video modeling delivered via a handheld device (video iPod) and the use of the system of least prompts to assist elementary-age students with transitioning between locations and activities within the school. Four students with autism learned to manipulate a handheld device to watch video models. An ABAB withdrawal design was used to evaluate a functional relation between video modeling and the percentage of independent transitions by the student. The data indicate that all participants began transitioning more independently after the intervention was introduced and that their performance decreased with withdrawal of intervention. These results ...