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Social Skills Training Curriculum

Model Me Kids® videos demonstrate social skills by modeling peer behavior at school, on a playdate, at a birthday party, on the playground, at a library, at the dentist, restaurant, and more. Designed as a teaching tool for children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the videos are used by teachers, parents, and therapists. Teaching Manuals and Student Workbooks also available. Watch previews

Apps for Autism

Our DVDs are now also available as digital videos for iPad.


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Video Modeling is Evidence-Based Practice

"Two new studies at Indiana University demonstrate that videos depicting exemplary behaviors can be effective in helping children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders develop social skills...Results from the [video modeling] meta-analysis indicate that both video modeling and VSM meet the Council for Exceptional Children's criteria for evidence-based practices."
- Bellini, S. & Akullian, J. (2007), Exceptional Children, 73, 261-284
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Reviews

"The videos are great" - BCBA

"Both Susan Moreno and I had the opportunity to review these videos and we were both very impressed with the quality. The videos are great not only because the skills are modeled by peers, but also because the skills are broken down step by step and then reviewed using the storyboards which have actual pictures of the scenes depicted in the video..." Read full review.
- Lara Blanchard, M.A., BCBA of MAAP Services

"Finally something made sense to him" - Mom

"I cannot believe how much your DVDs have helped my son. They are an answer to our prayer--in a big way!...Finally something made sense to him!"
- Holly Massman, Iowa

"A valuable tool" - Special Education Teacher

"I use the Model Me Conversation Cues DVD, Teaching Manual, and Student Workbooks in a high school social skills class with 7 high functioning students with Asperger's. The lesson plans are wonderful. My students are learning without even knowing it! I have seen my students initiate conversation and use the rules that they have learned in their general education classes with their peers. I would recommend this as a valuable tool for anyone working with students with Autism."
- Candice Clark, Special Education Teacher, McKinney, Texas

"A valuable resource" - Professor of Special Education

"Model Me Kids provides a valuable resource for teaching children appropriate behaviors that will serve them well in school and other group situations. I can imagine teachers making use of these video vignettes as part of their planned social skills instruction, or in a spontaneous manner during a teachable moment."
- Tom McIntyre, Professor, Dept. of Special Education, Hunter College

"All time favorite movie" - Child with Autism

Thank you to Jeffrey, age 10, for sending us his school report on our "Time for School" video. Read Jeffrey's report.

"SLP staff is thrilled" - SLP

"I just wanted to let you know that we really love the DVDs that we just purchased from you! We have a pediatric private practice and our SLP staff is thrilled with them."
- Patti Hamaguchi, Hamaguchi & Associates Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists, Inc.

"An excellent tool" - Therapist

"I love your video. It is an excellent tool for my Aspergers social skills group."
-Caron Starobin, LCSW-C, Group Therapist for boys with Aspergers

"Mandatory viewing" - ABA Therapy Mom

"Your DVDs are great! Our daughter LOVES them and has learned so much from these! We make them mandatory viewing for our home ABA therapy team."
-Karen Hofferber, Texas

"Loved it" - Autism Teacher

"I wanted to tell you that I showed Time for School to my students and they loved it! We discussed the social skills after watching it and they remembered everything. They talked about it all day long!"
-Cindy Glew, Autism Teacher

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Autism Apps, DVDs & Software for Ages 2-17

Model Me Conversation Cues™
Models nonverbal cues, how to start a conversation, maintain conversation, turn-taking in conversation, & more.
Available formats: Digital for iPad or DVD.
For Ages 9-17
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Model Me Friendship™
Models social skills involved in initiating and maintaining a friendship including: compromise, handling rejection, team sports, empathy, & more.
Available formats: Digital for iPad or DVD.
For Ages 9-17
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Model Me Tips & Tricks™
Models social skills such as using tact, voice modulation, good hygiene, asking for help, sense of humor, & more.
Available formats: Digital for iPad or DVD.
For Ages 9-17
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Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention
Models skills for preventing bullying and building confidence through self-advocacy, choosing friends, positive self-talk, & more.
Available formats: Digital for iPad or DVD.
For Ages 9-17
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Model Me Organization & Motivation
Models executive functioning skills such as planning ahead, seeing the big picture, learning from mistakes, & more.
Available formats: Digital for iPad or DVD.
For Ages 9-17
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Model Me Movement™
Follow-along movement activities developed by an Occupational Therapist to improve balance, increase core strength, and promote self-calming.
Available for Digital for iPad or DVD.
For Ages 9-17
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Time for School™
Topics include: listen to the teacher, share, sit quietly, take turns, show interest in others, self-calming techniques, playground, & more.
Available formats: Digital for iPad or DVD.
For Ages 5-12
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Time for a Playdate™
Topics include: greet friend, share, losing, answer, take turns, play his way, eye contact, clean up, say goodbye & more.
Available formats: Digital for iPad or DVD.
For Ages 5-12
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I Can Do It!™
Models appropriate behavior in stressful situations, including waiting, transitions, birthday parties, handling criticism, & more.
Available formats: Digital for iPad or DVD.
For Ages 5-12
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Model Me Faces & Emotions™
Teaches about emotions and facial expressions. Narrated with songs by Music Therapist Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC.
Available formats: Digital for iPad or DVD.
For Ages 2-8
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Model Me Going Places™
Locations include the hairdresser, grocery store, dentist, doctor, mall & more. Narrated with songs by Music Therapist Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC.
Available formats: Digital for iPad or DVD.
For Ages 2-8
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Model Me Training™
Professional workshop on strategies for using video modeling for teaching social skills to children with Autism.
Available formats: Digital for iPad or DVD.
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Autism Training

Model Me Interactive™: Practicing Conversation
Be part of the action! Customizable software combines video modeling teaching tools with the interactive capability of software using webcam.
Available formats: CD only.
Software Windows/MAC
For Ages 7-13.
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Teaching Manuals & Student Workbooks

Generalize skills with lesson plans, worksheets, activities, & progress charts.
Available formats: Print only.
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teaching manual student

Available for iPad