The Benefits of Video-Mediated Instruction
May 17, 2019
By: Lauren Ellison, Kimberly Brdar
In the age of digital literacy, educators have to find balance between traditional teaching methods and the integration of digital materials. The balance is particularly important for students with disabilities.
One useful technological tool that research has shown is effective is video-mediated instruction (VMI). VMI capitalizes on the visual processing strengths of students with autism spectrum disorders. VMI helps to seamlessly integrate direct instruction and video modeling techniques. Video modeling is an evidence-based teaching method whereby an individual watches a video of someone completing an activity and imitates the activity.