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Activity Trainer – Supporting Research

The Activity Trainer is based upon over 20 years of research on video modeling. It is proven that a wide variety of individials with autism and other learning disabilities can benefit from video modeling. Below is but a small sample of the research that is been published on video modeling.

  • Apple, A. L., Billingsley, F., & Schwartz, I. S. (2005).
    • Effects of video modeling alone and with self-management on compliment-giving behaviors of children with high-functioning ASD. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 7 (1), 33-46.
  • Bellini, S. & Akullian, J. (2007).
    • A meta-analysis of video-modeling and self-modeling interventions for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.. Exceptional Children, 73, (3), 267-287.
  • Charlop-Christy, M. H., & Daneshvar, S. (2003).
    • Using video modeling to teach perspective taking to children with autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5 (1), 12-21.
  • Charlop-Christy, M. H., Le, L., & Freeman, K. A. (2000).
    • A comparison of video modeling with in vivo modeling for teaching children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 30 (6), 537-552.
  • Corbett, B. A., & Abdullah, M. (2005).
    • Video modeling: Why does it work for children with autism? Journal of Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, 2, 2-8.
  • Coyle, C., & Cole, P. (2004).
    • A videotaped self-modelling and self-monitoring treatment program to decrease off-task behaviour in children with autism. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, 29(1), 3-15.
  • D’Ateno, P., Mangiapanello, K., & Taylor, B. A. (2003).
    • Using video modeling to teach complex play sequences to a preschooler with autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5(1), 5-11.
  • Davies, D. K., Stock, S. E., and Wehmeyer, M. L. (2002).
    • Enhancing Independent Task Performance for Individuals with Mental Retardation Through Use of a Handheld Self-Directed Visual and Audio Prompting System. Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 37(2), 209-218.
  • Gena, A., Couloura, S., & Kymissis, E. (2005).
    • Modifying the affective behavior of preschoolers with autism using in-vivo or video modeling and reinforcement contingencies. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 35(5), 545-556.
  • Jones, C. D., & Schwartz, I. S. (2004).
    • Siblings, peers, and adults: Differential effects of models for children with autism. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 24(4), 187-198.
  • Kinney, E. M., Vedora, J., Stromer, R. (2003).
    • Computer-presented video models to teach generative spelling to a child with an autism specturm disorder. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5(1), 22-29.
  • LeBlanc, L. A., Coates, A. M., Daneshvar, S., Charlop-Christy, M. H., Morris, C., & Lancaster, B. M. (2003).
    • Using video modeling and reinforcement to teach perspective-taking skills to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36(2), 253-257.
  • MacDonald, R., Clark, M., Garrigan, E., & Vangala, M. (2005).
    • Using video modeling to teach pretend play to children with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 20(4), 225-238.
  • Maione, L., & Mirenda, P. (2006).
    • Effects of video modeling and video feedback on peer directed social language skills of a child with autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 8(2), 106-118.
  • Nikopoulos, C. K., & Keenan, M. (2003).
    • Promoting social initiation in children with autism using video modeling. Behavioral Interventions, 18, 87-108.
  • Shipley-Benamou, R., Lutzker, J. R., & Taubman, M. (2002).
    • Teaching daily living skills to children with autism through instructional video modeling. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 4(3), 165-175.
  • Stromer, R., Kimball, J.W., Kinney, E.M., & Taylor, B.A. (2006).
    • Activity schedules, computer technology, and teaching children with autism spectrum disorders. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 21(1), 14-24.
  • Taylor, B. A., Levin, L., & Jasper, S. (1999).
    • Increasing play-related statements in children with autism toward their siblings: Effects of video modeling. Journal of Developmental & Physical Disabilities, 11(3), 253-264.
  • Wert, B. Y., & Neisworth, J. T. (2003).
    • Effects of video self-modeling on spontaneous requesting in children with autism. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5(1), 30-34.