Modeling Fact Sheet
Modeling (MD) involves the demonstration of a desired target behavior that results in imitation of the behavior by the learner and that leads to the acquisition of the imitated behavior. MD is often combined with other strategies such as prompting and reinforcement.
MD meets evidence-based criteria with 1 group design and 4 single case design studies.
According to the evidence-based studies, this intervention has been effective for toddlers (0-2 years) to young adults (19-22 years) with ASD.
MD can be used effectively to address social, communication, joint attention, play, school-readi- ness, academic, and vocational skills.
Cox, A. W. (2013) Modeling fact sheet. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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