Date of Award
Master of Science
Behavior Analysis and Therapy
The current study is to evaluate the efficacy of video modeling with adults with Developmental Disabilities to teach them appropriate social skills. In this study we examined the use of commercial video models and commercial video recipient and custom video recipients to teach two different social skills to adults. Observations will be conducted before and after participants watch a video model of the skills they performed. All participants were exposed to a customized video as well as a commercial video which resulted in at least some acquisition of the skill for the adults. However, one of the participants learned the social skill at a faster rate when the commercial video was used. Keywords: video modeling, adults, developmental disabilities, commercial video, custom video, social skills
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