How Does Video Modeling Affect Functional Skills Acquisition in a Preschool Setting?

Date of Award

Fall 12-19-2019

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

David Tack


preschool, video modeling, functional, acquisition, prerequisite


The problem to be investigated in this study is whether video modeling is an effective strategy to teach the sequence of a morning locker and check-in routine to a group of three to five-year-olds with Individualized Education Plans in a classroom setting. Questions to help define this research problem include identifying the effect of video modeling on functional skill independence, how prerequisite skills effect these outcomes, and how these skills effect independence in the classroom setting. The study showed that video modeling had a positive effect on independence skill acquisition, though this effect was increased when the participant had mastered prerequisite skills such as being able to take off their own coat. Each participant’s independence with their locker routine was also increased.

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