Using Video Modeling as a Cost-Effective Way to Teach Play (and Language and Social Skills) to Children with Autism
Play is one of the hallmark deficits in children with autism. Video modeling is often an effective methodology for teaching children with autism a variety of skills, including play. This presentation will review the developmental sequence of play and the use of video modeling as an instructional technique, and will provide examples of utilizing video modeling techniques to teach play, language and social skills.
Sarah Clifford Scheflen is a pediatric clinical speech–language pathologist on staff at a major public research university in Los Angeles, California. She specializes in working with children who have autism spectrum disorders to improve their speech and language, social skills, and play. She also has a private practice in Santa Monica, California, and is co–founder of Teach2Talk, LLC, a producer of educational resources for children on the autism spectrum.