M.A. Special Education
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Kuder, S Jay
Learning disabled children--Behavior modification
Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this research was to determine which type of social intervention is more efficient when comparing Video Modeling and Social Stories when attempting to decrease inappropriate social behaviors. Two children were chosen because they both displayed inappropriate mouth noises at various points throughout their time in the self contained classroom. Three baseline data collection periods were held and alternated with two intervention periods. A personalized peer modeling video and a personalized Social Story with photographs of the child was made for each child. These interventions were shown the children across separate five-day periods at a decreasing frequency, and data of the rate of occurrence of the target behavior was collected. While both methods of interventions decreased the target behavior, Video Modeling proved to be more efficient when aiming to decrease inappropriate social behaviors.
Peluszak, Caitlin, "A comparison of video modeling and social stories to decrease inappropriate behaviors" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 40.