Using Point-Of-View Video Modeling and Forward Chaining to Teach a Functional Self-Help Skill to a Child with Autism

  • Shrestha A
  • Anderson A
  • Moore D
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Abstract

This study examined the effectiveness of point-of-view video modeling in a forward-chaining procedure to teach a 4-year-old boy with autism to serve himself an afternoon snack. Task analysis was undertaken, and the task was divided into 3 phases with 1 video produced for each phase. A changing criterion design was used to evaluate the effects of the intervention on the participant’s ability to independently prepare and serve himself Weetbix. The results indicated that the combination of point-of-view modeling and forward chaining was effective in teaching the child to serve himself a snack without any prompting. The results also indicated that although the skill was maintained at follow-up, generalization to snacks other than Weetbix and to a different setting was limited. Parents reported satisfaction both with the procedures undertaken and with the outcomes of the intervention. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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  • Autism
  • Forward chaining
  • Point-of-view video modeling
  • Self-help skill

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