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Video Self-Modeling to Facilitate Visual Symbol Learning in Preschoolers with Developmental Delays

Title: Video Self-Modeling to Facilitate Visual Symbol Learning in Preschoolers with Developmental Delays.
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Name(s): Darden, Felicia, author
Goldstein, Howard, professor directing dissertation
Readdick, Christine, outside committee member
Woods, Juliann, committee member
Lasker, Joanne, committee member
School of Communication, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: There is a growing trend toward the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in addressing the communicative deficits of preschool children. Of particular interest is the use of pictures to teach children to request desired items. However, discrimination among pictures can be a challenge for children with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of video self-modeling to teach young children with developmental delays to request by choosing a picture related to a desired item or activity specific to different play contexts. Four children participated in a multiple baseline design across participants to evaluate an intervention that taught picture discrimination through video self-modeling. Child measures focused on the frequency of accurate requests using pictures, gestures, and/or spoken words. Three of the four children learned to give following the initiation of video self-modeling. One of the four children learned to make accurate requests using video self-modeling. The other three children required a branch step, direct teaching, to learn to discriminate among the pictures. The videos appeared to provide adequate contextual cues for learning to request but not necessarily for discrimination.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-0845 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Communication Disorders in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2006.
Date of Defense: Date of Defense: March 21, 2006.
Keywords: Pictures, Preschool Children, Video Self-Modeling, Language Delay, Alternative Communication, Augmentative Communication, AAC, Picture Requesting, Picture Discrimination
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Howard Goldstein, Professor Directing Dissertation; Christine Readdick, Outside Committee Member; Juliann Woods, Committee Member; Joanne Lasker, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Communication
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0845
Owner Institution: FSU

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Darden, F. (2006). Video Self-Modeling to Facilitate Visual Symbol Learning in Preschoolers with Developmental Delays. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-0845