Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Webinar Series

Using Video Modeling for Intervention, Research and Training in Applied Behavior Analysis


Adriano Barboza  (University of Nebraska Medical Center)



Date: November 21, 2023


Abstract: Video Modeling (VM) is a widely used method for teaching academic, social, and readiness skills to various individuals. It is believed to lead to faster acquisition of skills compared to in vivo modeling (Charlop-Christy et al., 2000). By accurately portraying the context in which a skill needs to be performed, videos can facilitate faster generalization. Additionally, VM allows clinicians and researchers to present multiple examples without compromising the integrity of the video. This makes it a cost-efficient alternative, especially since it does not require extensive training and can be implemented without disrupting daily classroom activities (National Autism Center, 2015).

In this webinar, we will provide attendees with the research background on video modeling, highlighting its most successful applications. Furthermore, participants will be introduced to free accessible tools that they can use in your practice. To enhance their learning experience, video examples and interactive questions will be used throughout the webinar.


Instruction Level: Intermediate

1 BACB CEU available.


Adriano Barboza

Biography:  Adriano Barboza, PhD, BCBA-D, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his Ph.D. and master’s degree from the Federal University of Para in Brazil and did his postdoctoral fellowship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. During his graduate training, he also had experiences as a Researcher Scholar in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University. His thesis and dissertation research topics involved Parent and Caregiver Training and the use of technology to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Applied Behavior Analysis training procedures. During his postdoctoral training, Dr. Barboza conducted Functional Behavioral Assessments, developed Behavior Intervention Plans, and trained educators and graduate students on providing services for adolescents and transition-aged adults with disabilities in classroom settings in public schools in Omaha. He also has experience developing and teaching courses and providing consultation for clinics and professionals working with individuals with disabilities while serving the field as an editorial board member for behavior-analytic journals. As an MMI faculty member, Dr. Barboza continues to serve adolescents and transition-aged adults by conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments, developing Behavior Intervention Plans, and training educators, in-service professionals, and upcoming behavior analysts in Nebraska. His clinical and research interests include a) Effects of technology (e.g., Video Modeling, Virtual Reality, and Interactive Computer Training) on efficiency and dissemination of training in Applied Behavior Analysis; b) Assessment, prevention, and treatment of challenging behaviors in school and clinical settings; c) Skill acquisition for transition age youth and adults with developmental disabilities; and d) Development and evaluation of consultation models and decision-making protocols for professionals working in school and clinical settings.




CE Package

Learning Center Video and Quiz

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