Video Storytelling is a powerfully effective, research-based teaching tool which engages the students, communicates in a visual language, and creates movies in which the student is the star. It combines the research-validated strategies of social stories and video self-modeling to teach social, behavioral, communication, and academic concepts.
Parents, educators, or therapists can film the student acting out a skill step by step, with support as needed, weaving in an extra layer of social language to enhance their understanding and communication skills. Then we edit out the prompting and incorporate the essential information into the story such as other people's perspectives or simply highlighting the steps of the skill.
As the students see themselves in the movie, doing and saying something new, independently and successfully, the words, actions, and skills can become their own powerful visual memory.
By providing a visual and narrative framework, this progressive model can address the needs of students of all ages and skill levels. They can collaborate on the scripting, filming, editing, and production, learning valuable social, technological, and literacy lessons in the process.
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