The Effectiveness of Video Modeling to Teach Gross Motor Play Sequences to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The motor development of preschool-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has received increased interest among researchers, as evidence of gross motor deficits and atypical behavior for this group emerges (Lloyd, M., Macdonald, M., & Lord, C. (2011). There is extensive research demonstrating the benefits that video modeling provides for children with ASD. The present study examined the effectiveness of video modeling on the acquisition of chained gross motor play sequences for children diagnosed with ASD. Four children were taught to functionally engage with an obstacle course that involved a complex chained sequence of behaviors. Three out of four of the participants acquired the modeled behaviors. These results provide empirical evidence that support the effectiveness of using video modeling as an approach to teach gross motor play activities.

Graham, Ariel.Michigan State University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2019. 13878434.