What are Video Stories?


Video Storytelling is a research-based teaching tool that engages students, communicates in a visual language, and creates movies in which the student is the star. Social Stories and Video Self-Modeling combine to develop social, behavioral, communication, and academic skills.

Teachers and parents film the students demonstrating a concept, step-by-step, with support as needed, adding language they can use to accomplish their goals. Then the prompts are edited out to showcase the students’ success. As the students see themselves in the movie, doing and saying something new, independently and successfully, the words, actions, and skills empower the students, communicating to their visual memory and providing a key to future problem solving.

By providing a visual narrative framework, this progressive model uses students’ strengths to meet their needs. They collaborate on the scripting, filming and production, learning valuable social, technological, and literacy lessons in the process.