Masters Thesis

Comparing the effects of video versus static picture models

Previous research has shown that both picture and video modeling are effective methods of teaching a variety of skills for individuals with developmental delays. Several studies have compared the efficacy of picture models versus video models; however, few have directly compared the efficacy of point-of-view video models to static picture models using block design. An alternating treatments design was used in the present study to compare the performance of four children with developmental disabilities on a block design task when presented with a point-of-view video model versus a static picture model. Results showed no significant differences between participants’ accuracy or duration to complete the block designs across conditions. Three out of the four participants yielded similar accuracy scores across conditions. Additionally, two out of the four participants yielded short trial times during the picture condition while the other half built faster during the video condition.