Program Contents: 30 minute DVD
Copyright Date: 2006
PART OF THE SPECIAL KIDS LEARNING SERIES
There are lots of places to go in a day — some important, some interesting and some fun! This program teaches children what happpens and how to behave wherever they go. Visit a doctor and dentist and it won't hurt a bit. See how getting your hair cut is easy (and no reason to squirm!) and go shopping.
Teaches: Social, Self-Help, Communications & Play Skills plus speech, labeling, writing, reading, sequencing, modeling, generalization, and association to objects, actions and concepts.
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.