(By Aryavart International University, India)
SINTIA Isaiah NYING, AMANA Evelyne
Vol. 16, Jul-Dec 2023
In this study, video modelling was used to teach different social skills and behaviours in a classroom situation three mild autistic children with attention deficit disorder in a classroom situation, aged between 10 and 20 years. All the children had a formal diagnosis of attention deficit disorder and displayed traits of autism. The different social skills to be taught were greeting the class teacher and mates upon arrival in class and small talk, keeping the school bag where it is supposed to be in the classroom, taking the broom, sweeping the classroom and rearranging the benches the way they should be. The aim of this study was to investigate the rule video-modelling can play in the acquisition of basic social skills by autistic children with attention deficit disorder in a classroom situation and to add on the current literature on the efficacy and usage of video modelling for teaching social skills to children with autism. The overall results showed that video modelling if well exploited and used can serve as an effective resource for teaching social skills to children with autism spectrum disorder and other deficits particularly attention deficit disorder in a classroom situation.