I’m a Video Model!

    I love Carol Grey’s “Social Stories” — both for Nic when he was a little guy (we explained moving to a new house and potty training —  not in the same story, of course) as well as teaching my students how to create and use them with their students o’ the future.
    Lately, I’ve been learning about Video Modeling as another strategy for helping kids better understand new or challenging situations. 
    The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders defines Video Modeling as follows:

    Video modeling is a mode of teaching that uses video recording and display equipment to provide a visual model of the targeted behavior or skill. Types of video modeling include basic video modeling, video self-modeling, point-of-view video modeling, and video prompting. Basic video modeling involves recording someone besides the learner engaging in the target behavior or skill (i.e., models). The video is then viewed by the learner at a later time. Video self-modeling is used to record the learner displaying the target skill or behavior and is reviewed later. Point-of-view video modeling is when the target behavior or skill is recorded from the perspective of the learner. Video prompting involves breaking the behavior skill into steps and recording each step with incorporated pauses during which the learner may attempt the step before viewing subsequent steps. Video prompting may be done with either the learner or someone else acting as a model.

    So I’m off to try this. Nic does love a video, especially if he’s in it. I’m experimenting with an app — My Pictures Talk…

    And my students have access to 20 iPads…

    Anyone else using their iPad for Video Modeling???