The Model Me Friendship
video presents social skills needed to develop and maintain
friendship. It features teen-aged children demonstrating appropriate
social skills at school, playing on sports teams, eating at
a restaurant, and in other settings. Each scene lasts between
30 seconds and 3 minutes, depending on the chapter. At the
end of each chapter is a storyboard summarizing the rules
The video is hosted by the children in the video, who narrate
With narration: In the first half of the video, the visual
is combined with narration and graphics that help explain
the particular rule.
Without narration: In the second half of the video, the same
video is repeated without narration and graphics. This allows
a parent, teacher, or therapist to customize the lesson the
individual child and/or to test what was learned in the first
viewing of the video.
Each social skill is demonstrated in more than one situation
and across environments. This is useful to children with Asperger
Syndrome and Autism because it helps with generalization of
the skill taught.
Graphics and music are used to make the video appealing to
children with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder,
and Nonverbal Learning Disorders. A high production value
helps keep the child's interest so that he or she will want
to watch many times.
Run Time: Approx. 75 minutes
Recommended for ages upper elementary through school