Seeing Is Believing: Video Self-Modeling for People with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Seeing Is Believing: Video Self-Modeling for People with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

by Tom Buggey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1890627887

ISBN-13: 2901890627880

Pub. Date: 04/07/2009

Publisher: Woodbine House

Video self-modeling (VSM) is a proven and effective method for teaching new or more advanced skills and behaviors to people with autism. The technique uses homemade videos (created by parents, teachers, or therapists) to demonstrate a desired behavior. The key feature of any self-modeling video is that the person modeling the behavior in the video is the same person

Overview

Video self-modeling (VSM) is a proven and effective method for teaching new or more advanced skills and behaviors to people with autism. The technique uses homemade videos (created by parents, teachers, or therapists) to demonstrate a desired behavior. The key feature of any self-modeling video is that the person modeling the behavior in the video is the same person watching the video. VSM allows a person with autism to see himself performing the very skill he is trying to learn. This is accomplished through careful editing and manipulation of video footage, transforming it into a cohesive teaching tool. And the process is a lot easier than you may think!

SEEING IS BELIEVING begins with an overview of the research and science behind VSM and insights into why it is a particularly good teaching method for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. It then explains the process of making self-modeling videos from start to finish, including how to:

choose the behavior/skill to teach
conduct a task analysis
select and use camcorders and video software
storyboard video scenes
plan and shoot footage
transfer the video to a VCR, DVD, or computer
edit and manipulate the footage
keep track of and interpret data

These videos can teach or modify a wide variety of behaviors and skills, such as controlling tantrums, increasing the frequency and length of verbal responses, making requests, interacting with peers, and solving math problems. SEEING IS BELIEVING is a good companion book to FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM and STOP THAT SEEMINGLY SENSELESS BEHAVIOR!

For further information on VSM, visit siskinvsm.org whereyou will find a blog-operational in March 2009-that provides additional advice and consultation via email on VSM methods, sample videos, FAQs, and a discussion forum with professionals in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901890627880
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
130

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 The Science Behind Self-Modeling 1

Chapter 2 The Process: From Buying Equipment to Watching the Completed Video 37

Chapter 3 Evaluating Your Results 79

Chapter 4 Real-Life Applications of Self-Modeling 89

Chapter 5 Frequently Asked Questions 107

References 117

Glossary 123

Index 127

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