Usability of a video modeling computer application for the vocational training of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.
Rotem Rosen, Patrice L Weiss, Massimo Zancanaro and Eynat Gal
Abstract: Young adults with autism spectrum disorders often face substantial difficulty finding and retaining paid employment. This study aimed at evaluating the usability of Ready, Set, Work!, a video modeling application for use by adolescents with and without autism spectrum disorders, for participation in the vocational world, and to test whether it can discriminate between these two groups in terms of their response to simulated social dilemmas within vocational contexts.
Enhancing conflict negotiation strategies of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder using video modeling
Michal Hochhauser, Patrice L Weiss and Eynat Gal
Abstract: Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have particular difficulty in negotiating conflict. A randomized control trial (RCT) was carried out to determine whether the negotiation strategies of adolescents with ASD would be enhanced via a 6-week intervention based on a video modeling application. Adolescents with ASD, aged 12–18 years, were randomly divided into an intervention group (n = 36) and a non-treatment control group (n = 25). Participants’ negotiating strategies prior to and following the intervention were measured using the Five Factor Negotiation Scale (FFNS; Nakkula & Nikitopoulos, 1999) and the ConflicTalk questionnaire (Kimsey & Fuller, 2003). The results suggest that video modeling is an effective intervention for improving and maintaining conflict negotiation strategies of adolescents with ASD.