Video Self Modeling (VSM): Application of a Behavior Intervention




Sunil, Hannah
Johnson, Wendi L.

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Video Self Modeling (VSM) is a socio-behavioral intervention founded on Bandura’s Social Learning Theory where children can view themselves being successful at a task. VSM is a powerful learning modality to evoke positive behavior change. By scaffolding supports such as role playing or direct instruction, and then editing out those supports, VSM allows individuals to view themselves being successful at a previously challenging task. Studies reveal how VSM has been receptive to children with intellectual and social deficits, and a variety of disability areas such as attention problems, learning challenges, and motor difficulties. Children seeing themselves being successful through VSM creates improved self-efficacy, higher confidence, and supports generalization across settings (Buggey, 2009). This poster will discuss the purpose of this multi-use intervention and how it has been applied through current research across disability areas.  VSM can also be applied in the home or school setting.


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