Promoting Daily Living Skills for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder via Parent Delivery of Video Prompting

Abstract

The use of technological devices has proven to be effective and efficient for the delivery of videos aimed at promoting daily living skills (DLS) among individuals with autism spectrum disorder. As technology advances, devices have become more portable and, ultimately, accessible to caregivers. There are relatively few studies that have examined whether parents can be taught to effectively deliver evidence-based practices using portable, mainstream devices. Using a multiple baseline across participants design, we evaluated parent fidelity in the delivery of video prompts on an iPad to their children who were learning DLS. Results indicated that parents were successful in their delivery of the training procedures and their children acquired and maintained the skills.

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ECT conceived of the study, participated in its design and coordination, participated in the interpretation of the data, and drafted the manuscript; MLD participated in the design and coordination of the study and interpretation of the data; MPB participated in the design and coordination of the study, participated in the interpretation of data, and helped to draft the manuscript; KDB participated in the design of the study, participated in the interpretation of the data, and helped to draft the manuscript; PG participated in the design of the study and provided feedback. All authors read, assisted in revising, and approved the final manuscript.

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Cruz-Torres, E., Duffy, M.L., Brady, M.P. et al. Promoting Daily Living Skills for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder via Parent Delivery of Video Prompting. J Autism Dev Disord 50, 212–223 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-019-04215-6

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Keywords

  • Autism
  • Video prompting
  • Behavior skills training
  • Parent training
  • Technology