Thursday, October 3, 2013

Video Modeling for Gross and Fine Motor Tasks

The Journal of Special Education published research on the effectiveness of video modeling for fine and gross motor tasks.  The subjects consisted of 3 individuals with moderate intellectual disabilities and 3 individuals with autism. The results indicated the following:
  • an increase in the number of fine and gross motor tasks correctly performed following the introduction of video modeling. 
  • students across both groups performed more gross motor than fine motor tasks independently correct 
  • students in the intellectual disabilities group performed more tasks independently correct than those in autism group. 
Do you ever use video modeling to teach motor skills? 

Reference: Linda C. Mechling and Catherine O. Swindle Fine and Gross Motor Task Performance When Using Computer-Based Video Models by Students With Autism and Moderate Intellectual Disability J Spec Educ November 2013 47: 135-147, first published on January 19, 2012 doi:10.1177/0022466911433859  

1 comment:

Ingrid C King said...

Yes, I made an instructional DVD for OT's, parents and teachers, called Fantastic Fingers. The activities demonstrated also include songs with actions. I would like other OT's to use it and I would like their feedback.

To take things further, I'd like to collabourate with OT's from different practice settings and conduct research on it's effectiveness. If anyone is interested please email me:

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