Using Video to Teach Social Skills to Secondary Students With Autism

Parsons, Lynn D.
November 2006
Teaching Exceptional Children;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p32
Academic Journal
This article describes how teachers can use video to teach social skills to secondary students with autism. Such students usually struggle with social skills necessary for employment because of problems with theory of mind, reading facial expressions, auditory processing, and lack of exposure to social conventions. Students with autism or Asperger's syndrome have been found to be video learners and videotaping of students role-playing seemed a natural learning activity. Students who were videotaped acting out different social situations were allowed to observe themselves, received and gave helpful suggestions from or to their peers, and rehearsed social skills.


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