(NOTE: → Since this article first appeared, VideoModelingForAutism has been established as our platform for consolidating information on video modeling)
Video self-modeling, video prompting, video review, computer-based video instruction, video priming. I don’t know about you but I’m getting really confused. That’s why I thought it best to prepare an extended series of public information broadcasts to help clear up the mystery and confusion. Here are the topics that will be covered in posts, interviews and webinars conducted over the next few months:Video Modeling - A Perspective:
- History of the research with an introduction to past and current researchers and institutions
- The current and future impact of video modeling research on instruction and development of commercial/non-commercial products and websites for autism.
- Find existing help. Links to video modeling research, information, training, products and web sites.
- Do it yourself vs buy vs all of the above. Recommendations for incorporating video modeling into daily routines. Which techniques are best suited for different circumstances or needs? What should you reasonable expect? Considerations when cherry-picking for your own use.
- Best practice guidelines for initiating, sustain and expanding your use of tools from the video modeling pallete.
- Meet parents, educators and vendors who use or have created video modeling resources.
- Viewing sample of their clips
- Round table discussion series enabling internal discussion for stakeholder groups to discuss their own perspective on the use of video modeling. Followed by a comprehensive group meeting on issues of common concern and coordination between home and school.
- Explanation and Implications of a questionnaire that identifies the important issues stopping you from becoming “video confident”.
- Announcement of Survey results and subsequent recommendations for ways the public can obtain ongoing education and support.
Although it seems obvious to approach educational issues by connecting the stakeholders, it has taken nearly a year for this idea to mature. We are fortunate to have a number of members who are using the project as a platform for research beyond our original scope:
Drs.Thomas Kehle and Melissa Bray are collaborating on a grant proposal. Andrea Tartaro who is in charge of survey development will be data-mining for research she intends to publish. Whitney Smith and April Regester represent the Koegel Clinic (UC Santa Barbara) which is researching the role of video modeling in promoting pivotal responses in Spectrum children. I have extended an invitation to interested parties to use this collaboration to further their own research agendas.
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