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Social Skill Builder: Quality Learning Tools - Video Modeling Research Overview


Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have to cope with considerable deficits in social and communication skills and a tendency to exhibit inappropriate behaviors in social situations. Social Skill Builder computer software is built on the principle that children, particularly those with ASD, learn social skills best through video modeling–observing appropriate behaviors on a monitor and, through repetition, learning to model those behaviors in day-to-day, real-life situations. The science behind the effectiveness of video modeling is strong. In numerous studies, comprising decades of scientific research, video modeling has been shown to be the most effective method for teaching social skills and target behaviors to children with autism.

Tag(s): Assistive Technology Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Challenging Behavior Communication - AT Communication/Language Computer Access - AT Curriculum/Instructional Methods Early Childhood Early Intervention Elementary Evidence-Based Practice High School Instructional Strategies Mental Health Middle School Paraprofessional Parent/Family Preschool Professional Resources Related Services Social/Emotional