Progress in Video-Based Intervention for Individuals with Autism

Impacts of Imitation Skills and Model Types
  • Christopher Rayner
Part of the Bold Visions in Educational Research book series (BVER)


Without effective intervention, individuals with autism (and their families) can expect a compromised quality of life. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) (2000) described three primary behavioural characteristics which inform a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder: (1) qualitative impairment in social interaction; (2) qualitative impairment in communication; and (3) restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour, interests, and activities.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Developmental Disability Target Behaviour Applied Behaviour Analysis Video Modelling 
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