Title

The Effects of Video Modeling on Staff Implementation of a Problem Solving Intervention with Adults with DevelopmentalDisabilities

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Volume

42

Issue

4

Publisher

Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Publication Date

2009

First Page

849

Last Page

854

Abstract

We investigated the effects of video modeling on the percentage of correctly implemented problem-solving steps by staff in a group home for adults with developmental disabilities, using a nonconcurrent multiple baseline design across participants. The treatment consisted of staff watching a video model demonstrating the correct implementation of a problem-solving intervention (i.e., teaching clients to identify problems, possible solutions, and consequences to each solution, and to choose the best solution). The percentage of correctly implemented problem-solving steps increased for all participants, and the effect was maintained over time, generalized to novel problems, and generalized from role play with a researcher to actual clients.

Comments

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