• Supporting students with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with acquisition of essential skills through the use of video based interventions

      Ippolito, Micheal (State University of New York College at Fredonia, 2017-12)
      This curriculum project addressed the need for more knowledge on instructional techniques and interventions to help students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to acquire critical skills. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder often have difficulty generalizing skillsets; in particular, they often have difficulties with basic life skills and social skills. Research has shown that Video Based Interventions (VBI) are an effective method of aiding in the acquisition of several skill sets such as academics, pre-vocational, social, behavioral, and basic life skills. The website created entitled, Video Based Interventions, an Intervention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, aims to educate professionals who work with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder on effective interventions that can help prepare these individuals for a higher quality of life after high school. This website informs the reader of the purpose of VBIs as well as a detailed explanation of six different types and how to effectively implement them in the classroom. Also in the website are summaries of research studies that were conducted using these different types of VBIs. Finally, there are video examples included in the website as well as the researcher's personal advice based on his experience of implementing VBIs in the classroom. This website will provide professionals with an effective strategy that may improve the quality of life of the students. [from abstract]