Changing Colors: The Blog of Spectrum Pediatrics

November 9, 2017

Trick of the Trade from Krystina Burke, M.S., CCC-SLP

Video Modeling – Keep it in the Family!

Video modeling is a powerful tool I use during my speech therapy sessions throughout the week. The children I work with enjoy video modeling activities and their parents love having the videos to use throughout the week!  Although there are many “premade” video modeling videos available, I have found that using the child and their family members as the “stars” of the video has been most effective in teaching a new skill or desired behavior. Parents can then use this strategy wherever they are because the family members are the actors, producers, and the audience!

For example, to target play skills and overall engagement, parents can film a sibling bringing a toy over to another sibling to engage in play. In addition, making and watching the videos as a family provides an excellent opportunity to build in communication and engagement with siblings and family members.

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