Tom Buggey, Ph.D., is one of the Institute's three researchers, known worldwide for his work in video self-modeling, specifically with kids with autism. Video self-modeling is a technique that uses edited video of self-imaging behavior to show an action being performed successfully, at a more advanced level, by the subject.
Following is a list of Dr. Buggey's most recent articles:
- Buggey, T. (2012). Video modeling for persons with autism. In Prelock, P. & McCauley, R. (Eds.). Effective Interventions for Persons with Autism. Baltimore; Brookes.
This is a new textbook on research-based practicies for teaching kids with autism.
- Decker, M. & Buggey, T. (Accepted). Using self-modeling to facilitate reading fluency with children with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities.
The study featured in this article was the first of its kind where oral reading fluency was targeted, according to Dr. Buggey. All students in the study showed improvement, standardized test scores jumped, reading speed increased, and social behavior among the children improved. "In this study, we allowed students to see themselves succeed...all we did was give them confidence," said Dr. Buggey.