|One of my first attempts at video modeling. "Legos do NOT go in the microwave."|
Middle school students were learning about kitchen safety and
using the core vocabulary phrase "not go in."
I have a colleague who makes video models that work wonderfully with her most difficult students. I know she must spend an incredible amount of her family time preparing these videos. As I watched her in therapy, I thought of all the possible ways I could use video modeling but wondered where I would find the time.
Recently, a parent told me how well a particular online video modeling program helped her child with speech production and sadly discontinued it due to the cost. Are there any FREE or low-cost resources? I did a little digging and this is what I found.
- Get the basics at Chris Reeve's Autism Classroom News and Resources where you will find Video Modeling: What Is It and Why Use It? and Video Modeling: Tips and Tricks.
- Speech Techie wrote about video modeling and the iMovie app in two blog posts, Research Tuesday- Video Modeling and iMovie (Part 1) and Video Modeling and iMovie (Part 2).
- I liked Seeing is Believing: Using Video Modeling for Effective Therapy by Tom Buggey, Ph.D. He mentioned confidentially issues to consider as well as demonstrating Point-Of-View Modeling.
If you want ready-made video models, here are a few no-cost resources.
Using First Person Video Modeling as a Tool to Teach Children on the Autism Spectrum How to Play with Toys. Her post and the accompanying video links are fabulous.
There are many other videos modeling play on YouTube. Start with Playing with Trains, Let's Play Ball, and Playing Memory.
Find a huge number of videos at That Speech Lady. She models using LAMP Words For Life™ in several videos. Watch AAC: LAMP WFL EAT! You will also find numerous videos modeling the production of phonemes and language concepts.
Yak Back Pack's YouTube channel has quite a few videos you can use to model phoneme production.
Search YouTube for modeling of specific phonemes. I couldn't resist this video of an orange demonstrating the production of /l/.
If you find a video you like but want to show only a portion (and get rid of the ads), use SafeShare.tv. I really like Deborah Brooks' YouTube post, Color in Speech Book 6. However, I only want to use the portion pertaining to /b/. I used SafeShare.tv to shorten the video and eliminate the ads. Check out the shortened video here.
“Film Strip - Free Clip Art.” http://sweetclipart.com/film-strip-956. Accessed 21 Apr. 2019.