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My Own Words

Ean is a fascinating, bright, and complicated individual with autism who loves to engage with his peers and teachers.  He is a comedian and is thrilled by the response he gets, whether positive or negative.  He was previously labeled “nonverbal” because he had very limited language.  He was echolalic, which means that he could repeat…

My Own Voice

Even if your student is truly nonverbal and uses a communication device, a switch, a picture communication system, or eye gaze to communicate, you can employ this in the Video Stories.  The process of seeing themselves successfully communicating will likely create a dramatic increase the self-confidence, motivation, and initiation of their communication methods. Pamela communicated…

Updating Video Stories to account for Progress

I am grateful to report that I have had to update some Video Stories for my son recently because he has made quite a bit of progress with his articulation.  A few days ago, when he was watching his Video Stories on the iPad, I was listening while I was driving, and I realized I…

Starting the Year Right

The beginning of the school year fills us all (parents, teachers, and students alike) with anxiety and excitement.  We all come at the new year with lots of expectations. That first day can be an adventure as we try to teach classroom rules and routines. Video Stories are a great way to start everyone off…

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