Program Contents: 30 minute DVD
Copyright Date: 2006
PART OF THE SPECIAL KIDS LEARNING SERIES
Do you know how to wash your hands, brush your teeth and comb your hair? This program teaches children all about their body — and how to keep it clean. From head to toe, they'll learn that boys and girls aren't all that different as they learn to bathe, shower, wash hair, brush teeth and trim nails.
Teaches: Self-help, communications, social and motor skills plus speech, labeling, writing, reading, sequencing, modeling, generalization and association to objects and actions.
The Special Kids Learning Series is designed to teach and promote quality, effective, integrated learning for children with autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, Down syndrome, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, Apserger syndrome, dyslexia and other developmental and learning disabilities. It has been proven that video is one of the most effective ways to reach and teach this audience. Each program focuses on teaching early academics, self-help, hygiene and socialization skills to help visually receptive learners acquire speech, reading, writing, fine motor, computer, play, human interaction and other important skills.
This series employs the following teaching methods:
• Multi-Associative Learning: Special Kids combines video of an object, action or person through real-time video or photography, with the audio association of its identification through the spoken word.
• Modeling: The simple video modeling of actions, events and proper behaviors.
• Generalization: The grouping of objects, actions or events in their proper category or sequence.
• Repetition: Repetitive presentation of materials, in a variety of approaches, to reiterate, yet entertain.
• The Human Element: Very importantly, Special Kids features the human element — via host “John Sprecher,” father of a boy with autism — that Newsweek calls essential to learning