Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Stratton-Gadke, Kasee K.

Committee Member

Gadke, Daniel L.

Committee Member

McCleon, Tawny E.

Committee Member

Mazahreh, Laith G.

Committee Member

Blackbourn, Richard L.

Date of Degree


Original embargo terms

Visible to MSU only for 2 years

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access


Educational Psychology (School Psychology)

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


College of Education


Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Foundations


The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the use of a video prompting intervention to teach a full meal preparation task to emerging adults with developmental disabilities. The study also sought to identify whether cooking skills generalized across people and settings. 10participants ranging across 20-25 years participated in the study. Participants were required to understand and speak English, be able to attend to a video for at least 30seconds, follow 2-step directions, and be able to stop and start a video on an iPad. Results of the study indicate rapid acquisition from baseline to intervention for a majority of participants. Cooking skills were maintained beyond the treatment setting and person. Further, participants reported the video prompting procedure was an acceptable approach for teaching cooking skills. The results of this study provide further evidence for the use of video prompting to teach cooking skills, and to expand to use to full meal preparation for emerging adults with developmental disabilities.