Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Living Edition
| Editors: Fred R. Volkmar

Multiple Exemplar Video Modeling and Unscripted Social Communication

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102363-1


Multiple exemplar video modeling involves the creation and presentation of several videos depicting multiple response options and varied stimuli (e.g., setting, materials) of desired behaviors to promote response and stimulus generalization.

Historical Background

Based on social learning theory (Bandura 1977), video modeling (VM) is a highly effective intervention used to teach new behaviors through imitation of a model presented via video technology. VM is considered an evidence-based practice by the National Autism Center (NAC 2015) and the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC; Wong et al. 2015). Video modeling researchers have reported the following inherent factors in VM that may produce positive feasibility and acceptability: (a) although recording and editing videos can take time, once these materials are made, their repeated use is infinite; (b) the increasing availability and usability of digital video equipment increase their...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Education and Human ServicesLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA
  2. 2.Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  3. 3.University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesEducational PsychologyMinneapolisUSA