Self-Directed Video Prompting with and without Voice-Over Narration in Teaching Daily Living Skills to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder


Education and Treatment of Children, vol.45, no.1, 2022 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s43494-021-00060-4
  • Journal Name: Education and Treatment of Children
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Psycinfo, Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder, Independent living skills, Self-directed video prompting, Voice-over narration
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we compared the effectiveness and efficiency of self-directed video prompting with and without voice-over narration for teaching daily living skills to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The participants included four males between the ages of 10 to 14 years with ASD. We used an adapted alternating treatments design to compare video prompting (VP) with and without voice-over narration. Self-directed video prompting was effective both with and without voice-over narration for teaching, maintaining, and generalizing two skills: preparing popcorn and making fresh apple juice. Furthermore, to explore the social validity, we examined the views of participants and special education teachers who work with children with ASD. All participants reported that they enjoyed using a tablet for training and liked learning daily living skills. Three of the four participants preferred VP with voice-over narration over VP without voice-over narration. The teachers stated that the research aims were important, the VP was acceptable, and the results were significant. Further research is needed to support these findings and determine the factors that may be relevant for practitioners considering the use of voice-over narration with VP.