Just about everyone loves watching videos. Often students who have complex communication needs and are minimally verbal, including those with Autism and other disabilities, are SO motivated by videos. But how can you use videos to teach and not just for entertainment? I've used video clips for years to motivate, engage, and increase communication skills beyond requesting with individuals who use AAC. Short video clips (less than 4 minutes) are a super way to teach use of comments for describing, and social words. This video viewing guide is a collection of strategies that I've adapted from concepts of shared reading to help model and teach those who use AAC systems. This step-by-step guide tells you how to use video clips to enhance communication BEYOND requesting while using a fun, motivating activity. Take back control of videos and teach communication!
Lesson plan guide and sample communication goals
How to physically set-up your work area for successful video viewing
Video interest form for parents to complete
Wording to use before, during, and after video clip viewing
Directions for making a fold-able graphic
Video review form
Hints for storing and displaying video clips
PLEASE NOTE: The guide is in a .pdf file and the video interest form is in a Word doc.