iModeling – Using Video Modeling (VM) to Teach Skills to Individuals with Autism and Other Disabilities

iModeling app is a Video Modeling app designed to teach a variety of skills to people on the autism spectrum and other disabilities of any communication skill level.

Based on research into Video Modeling conducted by Autism SA and the Disabilities Research Unit at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, South Australia, you can use iModeling to create videos to teach skills to a person who is a visual learner. A range of skills can be taught and developed using iModeling including literacy skills, play skills, personal care skills, fitness skills, communication skills and daily living skills.

Research behind iModeling has demonstrated that:
• Video Modeling can teach social skills to people on the autism spectrum and other disabilities;
• People retain the skills taught;
• They can utilise skills in other settings, such as home and school;
• Those that are most likely to respond to Video Modeling are those who enjoy being filmed, or who like watching themselves or others on film; and
• Video Modeling generally has been shown to have success for children, teenagers and adults.

The iModeling app is designed for making videos anytime, anywhere. Just record your own footage (or use existing footage on your camera roll) and edit the footage. Then, follow the 5 easy steps to create your own video model:

1. Create a title.
2. Record and edit your footage.
3. Add a reward image for watching the video model.
4. Assign the video model to a specific child account.
5. Review and save your video model, ready to use.

More information can be accessed at

The iModeling Project is funded by two grants from the Telstra Foundation over six years.

iModeling is on Facebook and Twitter - @imodelingapp

What’s New

Version 2.0.0

Revamp for latest OS Versions and devices

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

jameskade ,


I am a mom of 9 year old boy with autism and this program is just what we need for our video teaching. The problem is it keeps crashing and you have to boot your ipad to get it to run again. Now having said that....let me also say if it wasn't crashing I would be giving you 5 stars because this program is fantastic. You have thought of everything. I just can't get over how good it is and how easy it was to set up his first story. The way you edit this is just so perfect for a child with autism. Like you say in the intro you can edit out anything you don't want so you are left with just what you want them to model. I love the parent profile so they can't delete or edit the content by mistake. If you can fix the crash bug I will go in and re-rate this program and I really hope you will because I can hardly wait to use this. Of course my son, as many on the spectrum, will not tolerate a crashing program so I just can't use it until it is fixed. I look forward to an update. This is really an excellent app. overall. Thanks, Mary

specialappssk ,

Will get the job done, can use with multiple children

I bought this during a super sale for Autism Awareness month last year and see it is going on again! My four stars is based on this price as for the full price there could be more added. I have used this and found the editing process very easy. I love being able to have separate profiles for my students and own children. I would love to see this optimized for a bigger screen and want to have the ability to share easily (via email etc) . Currently you need to go through iTunes file sharing. I hope this is added as I would use it more frequently and recommend it more. It is a useful app, I just think it can go further.

Jenne3903 ,

Amazing, minus crashing and video mix ups

I would give five stars if it wouldn't crash and mix up the order of videos when inserting multiple videos. I love that I can be the administrator and each of my students has a profile. I can tailor videos for each of them and they enjoy making them. I love that I can go back in and edit them also. Love, Love, Love it, minus the crashing and minor issues. Can this PLEASE be fixed?


Autism Association of South Australia Limited
22.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Autism SA


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