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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Gilson, Carly Blustein
Author's Email Address carly.b.gilson@vanderbilt.edu
URN etd-03142017-153615
Title Video-Based Instruction to Promote Employment-Related Social Behaviors for High School Students with Severe Intellectual Disability
Degree PhD
Department Special Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Erik W. Carter Committee Chair
Blair P. Lloyd Committee Member
Elise D. McMillan Committee Member
Victoria F. Knight Committee Member
  • video-based instruction
  • video modeling
  • employment skills
  • social skills
  • intellectual disability
Date of Defense 2017-03-07
Availability unrestricted
The disappointing employment outcomes of students with severe intellectual disability (ID) can be exacerbated by deficits in social skills development. Within high school transition programs, interventions targeting employment-related social behaviors should be designed to emphasize individualization, self-regulation, and generalization. I used a multiple-probe-across-participants, single-case experimental design to examine the effects of video-based instruction on the individualized employment-related social behaviors (ERSB) of five high school students with severe ID. For all participants, the intervention increased ERSB and sustained task engagement in the school setting and maintained over time. Students and staff facilitators considered the intervention beneficial and enjoyable. I offer implications for supporting social skills development and employment preparation within secondary schools.
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