I’m a Video Model!

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    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???

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About geralynarango

Hello! My name is Geralyn Arango. I write two blogs about two very different topics: Down Gluten, Down Lactose, Down syndrome is about my family's search for a normal life in the face of my son's dietary restrictions, his disability and his wonderfulness. Dr. Mom and the iPads is a blog about my journey to the use of the iPad as an educational tool for my son who has Down syndrome and for the special education majors I teach at a university in Philadelphia. I love to write and hope through these blogs to engage in conversation with people who share an interest in either or both of my blog topics. I am also in the process of revising a soon-to-be published memoir on caregiving...I hope you will stick around until it's ready to go! G

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