Summary of Systematic Review

A Meta-Analysis of Video Modeling and Video Self-Modeling Interventions for Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Bellini, S., & Akullian, J. (2007).
Exceptional Children, 73(3), 264-287.

This review meets the criteria for a high-quality evidence-based systematic review.

Indicators of Review Quality:

The review states a clearly focused question or aim No
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided Yes
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication Yes
Included studies are assessed for study quality Yes
Quality assessments are reproducible Yes
Characteristics of the included studies are provided Yes

This is a meta-analysis of published, peer-reviewed single-subject studies investigating the use of video modeling (VM) and video self-modeling (VSM) for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Question(s)/Aim(s) Addressed:
Question not specifically stated.

Children and adolescents with ASD.

Video modeling or video self-modeling.

Number of Studies Included:

Years Included:
1980 to 2005


Autism Spectrum Disorders & Social Communication Disorders

  • Treatment

    • Cognition/Language

      • Video-Modeling/Video-Based Instruction

        • Video modeling and VM meet the criteria adopted by the authors to be considered an evidence-based practice and are effective intervention strategies for targeting social-communication skills (p. 265). These interventions “promote skill acquisition” and “are maintained over time and transferred across persons and settings” (p. 281). 

Sponsoring Body:
Not stated.

Video Modeling, Autism Spectrum Disorders

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