Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
A primary goal of instruction for students with developmental disabilities is to enhance their future quality of life by promoting skill acquisition which will enable them to live, function, and participate in the community. One instructional method that can help students with developmental disabilities improve independence in performing daily living skills is video prompting. This study investigated the effectiveness of a video prompting plus error correction procedure on skill acquisition when teaching daily living skills to four adolescents with mild and moderate developmental disabilities. A multiple baseline across participants design demonstrated that all four participants rapidly acquired dish washing skills upon introduction of the intervention. Future research should further explore the efficacy of error correction procedures used with video prompting and the impact that these procedures have on student learning and skill retention.
Gardner, S.J. & Wolfe, P. S. (2015). Teaching students with developmental disabilities daily living skills using video prompting with error correction. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 30, 195-207. doi: 10.1177/1088357614547810