The Importance Of Video Modeling Model

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Video modeling has positively impacted a variety of skills, including motor, social communication, self-monitoring, functional, and vocational skills (Bellini, Akullian, & Hopf, 2007). In particular, video modeling increases spontaneous requests (Wert & Neisworth, 2003), social initiations (Buggey, 2005; Nikopoulos & Keenan, 2004), social interactions (Sansosti & Powell-Smith, 2008) and play (D’Ateno, Mangiapanello, & Taylor, 2003; MacDonald et al. 2005; Nikopoulus & Keenan, 2004). Specifically, video modeling has also helped children use toys appropriately, engage longer in socio-dramatic play, and demonstrate more reciprocal play interactions (MacDonald, Sacramone, Mansfield, Wiltz, & Ahearn, 2009).
Embedding choices. Choice making is a strategy that allows children to select from two or more options given by the teacher, thereby conveying their own preferences, while enabling teachers to proactively modify the environment to increase student motivation, promote student independence, and improve students’ social skills (Jolivette, Stichter, & McCormick, 2002). This approach is also helpful in allowing resistant children the opportunity for exerting some control over variables and events in the classroom. Providing opportunities to communicate and make choices also can reduce the chance of interfering behavior. Learning to make small choices and communicate them effectively as a young child can lead to making the bigger choices later on as children develop. Choice can be
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