Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Larson, Susan


The purpose of this empirical research literature with application emphasis was conducted so I could better understand the effects of visual schedules and video modeling. Visual schedules and video modeling showed an increase of independence with transitions between classroom settings and daily routines had on students with autism. These studies reviewed students from elementary aged to young adults. The majority of students who participated in the reviewed research had no previous exposure to visual schedules. 20 peer reviewed publications were studied and analyzed on these simple interventions and the impacts and success students encountered. The documented success of a simple intervention proved to be effective for students who struggle with change and the uncertainty of what is next.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis