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Video Modelling

Video modelling is a method of teaching in which an individual learns a behaviour or a skill by watching a video recording of someone (the model) demonstrating that behaviour or skill.

The model can be someone else (such as a parent or sibling) or it can be the individual him/herself (when the process is called video self modelling VSM).

The supporters of video modelling claim that it has been used to teach a wide variety of social and functional skills, such as how to interact with other people or how to buy things. They also claim that video modelling can be used to teach an individual how to apply previously learnt behaviours and skills in new settings.

Video modelling is sometimes alongside or as part of other interventions, such as social stories or visual schedules.

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