Welcome to Behaviorbabe
Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Video Modeling

Video modeling has been used in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach skills such as conversational speech (Charlop & Milstein, 1989), perspective taking (Charlop-Christy & Daneshvar, 2003), and complex play sequences (D'Ateno et al, 2003). Some research evaluating the models has been conducted to include an investigation of effectiveness when siblings as the identified model (Taylor et al, 1999). 


In a video modeling procedure, the learner watches the video (often looped 2 or 3 times), then is given the materials to play/work with. Using a carefully created task analysis the teacher would score the steps the individual completed correctly and which ones they completed incorrectly. As a general rule, if the learner has steps 1, 2, and 3, begin teaching step 4. If a learner displays more splinter skills such as steps 1, 2, 5, 7, and 10, then begin by teaching the total task. Deciding whether or not to include language in the video depends on the skill you are targeting and the skills the learner has. For social skills, and commenting during play, many times my teaching videos do include comments. 

Making Coffee

Washing Dishes

Sometimes the best teaching materials are the ones you make yourself! Record a competent learner performing the task and then list or write out each step in a detailed fashion. Create a task analysis for a learner to follow. The video model can be used as a teaching tool in addition to a task analysis. 

To read more about video modeling, start with this research article: http://tinyurl.com/ABAarticleVM

Washing Hands

Starting a MINI

Marble Run

Shirt inside out

Making a Call

 Crack Crab Legs

Mr. Potato Head

Toy Car Garage

Dollhouse