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Video Modeling for Gross and Fine Motor Tasks

[Source:  The Journal of Special Education via Your Therapy Source]
The Journal of Special Education published research on the effectiveness of video modeling for fine and gross motor tasks.  The subjects consisted of 3 individuals with moderate intellectual disabilities and 3 individuals with autism. The results indicated the following:

  • an increase in the number of fine and gross motor tasks correctly performed following the introduction of video modeling.
  • students across both groups performed more gross motor than fine motor tasks independently correct
  • students in the intellectual disabilities group performed more tasks independently correct than those in autism group.

Do you ever use video modeling to teach motor skills?
Reference: Linda C. Mechling and Catherine O. Swindle Fine and Gross Motor Task Performance When Using Computer-Based Video Models by Students With Autism and Moderate Intellectual Disability J Spec Educ November 2013 47: 135-147, first published on January 19, 2012 doi:10.1177/0022466911433859
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