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Social Skills Training

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, adolescents, and teenagers with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and developmental delays, the videos are used by teachers, parents, and therapists. Real children model each skill.

Video Modeling Effectiveness

"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

"Amazed" - Mom

"I am amazed at how perfect your videos are for the way that my autistic son learns. He stops the videos and practices the phrases. It was even more amazing when he used them with the typically developing child next door."
- Susan, Texas

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Autism DVDs & Software: Ages 2-17

Model Me Conversation Cues® DVD
Models nonverbal cues, how and when to start a conversation, maintain conversation, turn-taking in conversation, & more.
DVD plus free photo CD
For Ages 9-17
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aspergers

Model Me Friendship™ DVD
Models social skills involved in initiating and maintaining a friendship including: compromise, handling rejection, team sports, empathy, and more.
DVD plus free photo CD
For Ages 9-17
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aspergers friend

Model Me Tips & Tricks™ DVD
Models social skills such as using tact, appropriate voice modulation, good hygiene, asking for help, sense of humor, and more.
DVD plus free photo CD

For Ages 9-17
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Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention DVD
Models skills for preventing bullying and building confidence through self-advocacy, choosing friends, positive self-talk, and more.
DVD plus free photo CD

For Ages 9-17
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autism bullying

Model Me Organization & Motivation™ DVD
Models executive functioning skills such as planning ahead, seeing the big picture, learning from mistakes, & more.
DVD plus free photo CD
For Ages 9-17
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executive functioning

Coming Soon: Model Me Movement™ DVD
Follow-along series of movement activities developed by an Occupational Therapist to improve balance, increase core strength, and promote self-calming.
DVD, Balance Disc, & Sensory Brush
For Ages 9-17
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Time for School™ DVD
Topics include: listen to the teacher, share, sit quietly, take turns, show interest in others, self-calming techniques, playground, & more.
DVD plus free photo CD
For Ages 5-12
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autism videos

Time for a Playdate™ DVD
Topics include: greet friend, share, losing, answer, take turns, play his way, eye contact, clean up, say goodbye & more.
DVD plus free photo CD
For Ages 5-12
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aspergers syndrome videos

I Can Do It!™ DVD
Models appropriate behavior in stressful situations, including waiting, transitions, birthday parties, handling criticism, & more.
DVD plus free photo CD
For Ages 5-12
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autism behavior

Model Me Faces & Emotions™ DVD
Teaches about emotions and facial expressions. Narrated with songs by Music Therapist Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC.
Free app available in iTunes store.
DVD plus free photo CD
For Ages 2-8
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autism emotions

Model Me Going Places™ DVD
Community locations including the hairdresser, grocery store, dentist, doctor, mall, & more. Narrated with songs by Music Therapist Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC.
Free app available in iTunes store.
DVD plus free photo CD
For Ages 2-8
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Model Me Training™ DVD
Professional workshop on practical strategies for using video modeling for teaching social skills to children with Autism.
For teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals, speech language pathologists, and service providers.
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Autism Training

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

The DVDs may be purchased alone. We also offer extra teaching resources for use with the DVDs:
A teaching manual with lesson plans and progress charts. A social skills workbook with worksheets and activities.
Sold separately from the DVDs.
Currently available for the following:
Time for School™
Model Me Conversation Cues™
Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention™
Model Me Friendship™
Model Me Tips & Tricks™
Model Me Organization & Motivation™

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