Target

Improving employment-related social skills

Participants

Nine adults with severe mental retardation and problems with social skills

Technique

Showing participants videos with models providing examples of appropriate social amenities, developing appropriate working relationships, and accepted means of requesting assistance from a supervisor.

Evaluation

Participants were able to correctly identify inappropriate behavior in more than half the situations and all were able to increase their rate of acceptable behavior.

Source

Morgan, R., & Salzberg, C. (1992). Effects of video-assisted training on employment-related social skills of adults with severe mental retardation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 25, 365-383.

Developer

Wayne Gibson, ETSU