Paula Braga-Kenyon, Rebecca MacDonald
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
Bouve College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling & Applied Educational Psychology
behavioral sciences, imitation, in-vivo modeling, matrix training, video modeling
The rate at which a 2-year-old child with an autism spectrum disorder acquired imitation of actions with objects was compared across two instructional formats: video modeling (VM) and in-vivo modeling (IM). Four sets of four stimuli were organized into 2 x 2 instructional matrices. Each set was composed of 2 actions with objects to be taught and 2 to be tested subsequently for recombinative generalization (RG). Two stimulus sets were taught using a video model, and 2 stimulus sets were taught using an in-vivo model. Both instructional formats were effective. In the first pair of stimulus sets IM led to quicker acquisition and better RG, and there was no difference between effects of the two modeling strategies on maintenance and stimulus generalization (across model types). In the second pair of stimulus sets, VM led to quicker acquisition and better RG, and IM led to better maintenance and stimulus generalization.
Amy N. Wick
Wick, Amy Nicole, "A comparison of methods for teaching object lmitation: in-vivo versus video modeling" (2010). Counseling Psychology Master's Theses. Paper 11. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000663
Click button above to open, or right-click to save.