Video-Based Intervention to Improve Storytelling Ability in Job Interviews for College Students With Autism
Job seekers with autism will likely benefit from explicit instruction in job interviewing skills given their social communication support needs. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a video-based intervention (VBI) to increase storytelling ability in responding to Patterned Behavior Description Interview (PBDI) questions in mock job interviews for college students with autism. This type of question is increasingly used in job interviews as a tool to select and hire candidates. A concurrent multiple-probe across participants design was used for four college students with autism (ages 19–38 years). Results indicated a functional relation between VBI and storytelling abilities was present for all participants. Implications for practice and research related to enhancing the job interviewing skills of college students with autism are discussed.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals
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