Title

Effects of Video-Assisted Training on Employment-Related Social Skills of Adults with Severe Mental Retardation

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Volume

25

Publication Date

1992

First Page

365

Last Page

383

Abstract

Two studies investigated effects of video-assisted training on employment-related social skills of adults with severe mental retardation. In video-assisted training, participants discriminated a model's behavior on videotape and received feedback from the trainer for responses to questions about video scenes. In the first study, 3 adults in an employment program participated in video-assisted training to request their supervisor's assistance when encountering work problems. Results indicated that participants discriminated the target behavior on video but effects did not generalize to the work setting for 2 participants until they rehearsed the behavior. In the second study, 2 participants were taught to fix and report four work problems using video-assisted procedures. Results indicated that after participants rehearsed how to fix and report one or two work problems, they began to fix and report the remaining problems with video-assisted training alone.

Comments

Originally published by the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Publisher’s PDF available through remote link.

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