The Time for a Playdate video
presents social skills in the context of several playdates.
It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating
appropriate social skills on a playdate. Each scene lasts
between 30 seconds and 3 minutes, depending on the chapter.
At the end of each chapter is a storyboard summarizing the
The video is hosted by the young children in the video, who
narrate each scene.
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's
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. 67 minutes
Available on DVD
Recommended for ages K through elementary school
A free CD-Rom of photographs is included with each video
purchased. The photos are a great way to demonstrate, review,
and test the social skills shown in the video. They may be
printed as flashcards for handy reference or viewed as a computer
for a Playdate Topics Include:
- Greet Friend
- Guest Chooses
- Stay with Friend
- Losing is OK
- Take Turns
- Play His Way
- Eye Contact
- Clean Up
- Say Goodbye