Special Populations

Faculty-Led Research

Is Video Modeling an Effective Tool for College Students with ASD?

Led by Dr. Carrie Childers and Professor Kelly Harlow, this study explores the effectiveness of video modeling in reducing distractive or ineffective behaviors in college students with autism. Participants are to be provided with a video model of a distracting or ineffective behavior they exhibit for a period of two weeks. They will then be asked to rate the effectiveness of this tool in reducing the ineffective behavior or improving their skill. Our graduate assistants working in Marshall University’s Autism Training Center will also contribute to this study by rating student behavior to assist in examining the effectiveness of video modeling in this important population.