If social skills are not your strong suit, there may be no better medicine than watching yourself — on TV, that is.

A program called video self-modeling utilizes video cameras and simple editing equipment to help people identify their own abilities. The person is recorded while being prompted to appropriately do an activity like taking turns. Then, the video is edited to remove the prompt so that all you see is the person doing the right thing on their own.

The technique capitalizes on the fact that many people who have autism or other social skills deficits are visual learners. And, it makes learning fun and even entertaining, reports The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. To read more click here.

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