A leadership program was created for students to gain skills and/or change their behavior using Appreciative Inquiry and Video Self Modeling, VSM. In 2011, a youth that experiences a disability had been unable to achieve a skill utilizing traditional methods of skill acquisition. He employed the Appreciative Inquiry and VSM leadership program and was able to achieve 100% skill acquisition. Appreciative Inquiry was used to gather information on what makes a participant who experiences a disability feel successful and the theme of the greater organization/class which was independence, provided guidance for examples of success. Videos were created showing students succeeding in activities that they have not yet achieved or participated in with low frequency. These activities were documented as a barrier to success typically in the Individual Education Plan, IEP. Viewing these videos aids the individual in achieving a goal as they viewed this desired future as the present in the majority of cases.
Keywords: Appreciative Inquiry, Video Self Modeling, Skill, Behavior, Disability, Leadership, Education
|Commitee:||Moore-West, Maggie, Puglisi, Nancy|
|School:||Franklin Pierce University|
|School Location:||United States -- New Hampshire|
|Source:||DAI-A 76/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Behavioral psychology, Educational leadership, Educational psychology, Special education, Developmental psychology|
|Keywords:||Appreciative inquiry, Disability, Individual education plan, Leadership program, Video self modeling|
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