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Cross Crawl Bilateral Coordination Exercise with Video Modeling

Cross Crawls with QR Code for Video Modeling from www.YourTherapySource.comHere is our latest freebie from a new ebook entitled 25 Bilateral Coordination Exercises.  It is an instructional hand out on how to perform the Cross Crawl exercise, including a QR code to link to a video demonstration of the exercise.  You can download the freebie here – http://yourtherapysource.com/bilateralcoordinationfreebie.html

If you are not familiar with QR codes, they are a black and white image with squares, that stores website links for reading by the camera on a smartphone.  Therefore, when you hand out these bilateral coordination exercise sheets, the child can simply use a QR code reader to take them immediately to the demonstration video.  This allows children to watch the video over and over again if necessary to learn the skill.  It also helps parents and teachers, so they can check if the child is performing the exercise correctly.

Research has shown that video modeling can help individuals with moderate intellectual disabilities to learn gross motor skills (1).  Video modeling has been shown to be effective in teaching skills to children with autism.  The research indicated that a child should watch the video 1-3 times before attempting the task (2).

Get more information on 25 Bilateral Coordination Exercises here http://yourtherapysource.com/bilateralcoordination.html

References:

1.  Linda C. Mechling and Catherine O. Swindle Fine and Gross Motor Task Performance When Using Computer-Based Video Models by Students With Autism and Moderate Intellectual Disability J Spec Educ November 2013 47: 135-147, first published on January 19, 2012 doi:10.1177/0022466911433859 .

2.  Shipley-Benamou et al. (2002) Teaching Daily Living Skills to Children with Autism Through Instructional Video Modeling. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions July 2002 vol. 4 no. 3 166-177

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