Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Hirst, Jason


Video modeling has been implemented to teach social, play, functional, and academic skills to individuals with autism. There is still uncertainty in previous research whether video self-modeling (VSM) or video peer-modeling (VPM) is a more appropriate model to use. Past research has focused primarily on providing video modeling interventions to younger individuals with autism, with a lack of research on older individuals with different disabilities. This study examined if VSM or VPM would be more effective in teaching three high school students with disabilities to participate in the classroom. Results revealed an increase in classroom participation in two students when both VSM and VPM were introduced. Overall, VSM was more effective than VPM in two students. Recommendations for future research on video modeling are discussed.




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