Examples of Effective Instructional Methods

ASAT is featuring these short videos to illustrate what applied behaviour analysis (ABA) intervention looks like in practice. We focus on ABA-based interventions here because they are the best documented form of effective instruction for individuals with autism, and have been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of Health. There are many different ways to implement ABA-based interventions, and only a qualified clinician making databased decisions can determine whether a specific procedure is effective for a specific individual with autism.

RethinkFirst:

The following four videos were developed by RethinkFirst, formerly Rethink Autism. These videos demonstrate a selected number of ABA-based teaching interactions including:


Above is an example of Incidental Teaching

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Above is an example of Discrete Trial Instruction

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Above is an example of Peer-Mediated Social Skills Training

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Above is an example of Activity Schedules

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The Autism Intervention Training Video Series:

The following five videos were developed by the Autism Intervention Services Program at the University of New Brunswick and have been reviewed by ASAT here. This series was designed for individuals in the beginning stages of learning how to conduct ABA with children on the autism spectrum demonstrating the following five key techniques needed for successful intervention: