Dizin Eklenmedi

Video Modeling and the Noncompliant Behaviors of Autistic Children

Received: 2015-8-15 Accepted: 2015-09-11 Published: 2015-12-15



Throughout primary education teachers welcome students of all learning levels and mental capacities into their classrooms. Teachers, therefore, need the necessary tools to deal with different kinds of manageable disruptions, specifically, behavior issues. Studies have shown there are benefits to the use of behavior modification techniques when used properly and when applied to specific students with unique behavioral problems. The purpose of this study was to explore the use of a behavior modification technique known as video modeling. It was hypothesized that children with autism spectrum disorder who are involved with video modeling will show a decrease amount of noncompliant behavior as compared to those autism spectrum children who are not involved. The effectiveness of video modeling was tested with elementary children who were diagnosed by their schools as having autism spectrum disorder. The study lasted three weeks, followed by a one week break, and then concluded by a week of follow up observations.  A second hypothesis of this study was that the decreases in behavior will be retained through the break, and follow-up week of observations. Results supported both hypotheses.  


Keywords: Autism, Behavior Modification, Autism Spectral Disorder, Video Modeling, Misbehavior

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