Video Modeling

From Mrs. Triplat: VIDEO MODELING is an extremely helpful and successful manner to teach social skills. MODEL ME KIDS and KIBBLES ROCKIN' CLUBHOUSE are two examples of video modeling DVDs that I have used to teach and reinforce social skills with my students. (Note: I am not connected in anyway to the products below, but rather find them successful for students and wanted to share! Please google them on the internet for more information)

The following description about VIDEO MODELING is from the website. They produce a DVD Series called Kibbles Rockin' Clubhouse. All children, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs, often experience difficulty with common social skills like communication and interaction - but that's not to say they can't overcome the frustration, conquer the fear, adapt to new situations, and take part in everyday activities that mark the joys of childhood. Kibbles Rockin' Clubhouse DVD series is a fun and effective developmental tool that incorporates video modeling with speech therapy and music therapy techniques for children with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other special needs.

Video modeling is a form of observational learning in which social skills are learned through repeatedly watching a video demonstration and then imitating the behavior of the model. Video Modeling is scientifically proven to be one of the most effective treatments for improving social skills in children with autism.

Kibbles Rockin’ Clubhouse combines video modeling with the techniques of music therapy. Video modeling effectively introduces a skill, and music is the glue that helps the lessons stick. While speech is processed primarily in the left hemisphere of the brain, music is processed in the brain’s right hemisphere, so the use of music can help kids understand language accessing a different part of the brain.