Video Modeling

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Broadly video Modeling has been described as the

demonstration of behavior that is not live, but is presented via video
in an effort to change existing behaviors or teach new ones (Dowrick,

The are a number of variations of video modeling including:

Perspective of the model:

Point of view VM,

Scene VM

Model used:

Video Self-Modeling

Familiar/Unfamiliar model

Similar/Dissimilar model

Puppet/representational Object

Computer generated model

Video Presentation Format:



Handheld device

Video Presentation:

Antecedent video (whole video)

Partial Video presentation (sequential presentation of steps of the video after performance of a previous step)

Consequent presentation (to review/evaluate performance)



Practice Guidelines:



Additional Considerations:


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