Video Modeling

Video Modeling can be a highly effective intervention for students with autism or other students that may have difficulty acquiring the social skills required for success in the classroom. This intervention involves using videos to show a correct example of the desired behavior, based on Bandura’s theory of social learning. Video self-modeling can also be used, in which the video is created using the student themselves as the actor.


  1. Select a skill to be modeled and subsequently learned.
  2. Find an adequate example, or create one, of the desired skill.
  3. Play the video and explain the skill to the student.
  4. Replay or further instruct as needed.

An example of a video that could be used in a video modeling intervention is:

A full intervention brief for this common intervention is available at the Missouri EBI network:


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