Effects of Video Self-modelling Interventions on Reducing Task Avoidance Behaviours of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Yoshihisa Ohtake, Masae Kawai, Ai Takeuchi, Kimiko Utsumi

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This study investigated the effects of video self-modelling (VSM) on reducing task avoidance behaviours of four elementary-aged students with autism spectrum disorders. A multiple-probe design across participants showed that the performance of two of the four participants was positively changed immediately after the VSM interventions were implemented. The performance of one participant did not change positively until the original VSM was modified. The performance of another participant was not improved even after the modified VSM was implemented. In addition, improved attentiveness to the video did not necessarily lead to positive effects of the VSM interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-241
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013



  • applied behaviour analysis
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • avoidance
  • elementary
  • functional behaviour
  • instruction
  • video self-modelling
  • visual support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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