Applying Video Hero Modelling and Praising to Transition-related Behaviours ‘Needing Development’ Exhibited by Students with Down Syndrome: A Preliminary Investigation

Yoshihisa Ohtake, Mika Hatano

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Abstract

The present study examined the effectiveness of video hero modelling and praising (VHMP), which has been proved as effective in behaviour change for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), in improving the transition-related behaviours of two elementary-aged students with Down Syndrome (DS). Each participant watched a video in which she exhibited appropriate transition-related behaviours side by side with her hero in the setting where the target behaviours were expected to occur. In addition, the hero praised the student for exhibiting the target behaviours in the video. A multiple-baseline-across-settings design was utilised for one student and an AB design for the other to determine if VHMP contributed to their behaviour change. Results showed that their transition-related behaviours dramatically improved immediately after VHMP was introduced. These findings imply that VHMP can be applied to behaviour change not only for students with ASD but also for those with DS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Disability, Development and Education
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 8 2018

Keywords

  • Down Syndrome
  • elementary-aged students
  • intervention
  • motivating operation
  • single subject research design
  • special interest
  • transition
  • video modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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