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Using Video Modeling as an Anti-bullying Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Abstract

In the present study, we used a multiple baseline design across participants to assess the efficacy of a video modeling intervention to teach six children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to assertively respond to bullying. During baseline, the children made few appropriate responses upon viewing video clips of bullying scenarios. During the video modeling intervention, participants viewed videos of models assertively responding to three types of bullying: physical, verbal bullying, and social exclusion. Results indicated that all six children learned through video modeling to make appropriate assertive responses to bullying scenarios. Four of the six children demonstrated learning in the in situ bullying probes. The results are discussed in terms of an intervention for victims of bullying with ASD.

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CR conceived of the study, participated in its design and coordination, performed the measurement, and drafted the manuscript; MHC conceived of the study, participated in the design and interpretation of the data; VS performed the measurement, participated in the interpretation of the study, and helped to draft the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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Rex, C., Charlop, M.H. & Spector, V. Using Video Modeling as an Anti-bullying Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord 48, 2701–2713 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3527-8

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Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Bullying intervention
  • Video modeling