Time for a Playdate

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 rules taught.

The video is hosted by the young children in the video, who narrate each scene. The visual is combined with narration and graphics that help explain the particular rule. Each social skill is demonstrated in more than one situation and across environments. This is useful to children with Autism because it helps with generalization of the skill taught.

Graphics and music are used to make the video appealing to children with Autism.

Recommended for ages 5-12


More about Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC

Rachel received her B.A. in Music at Rollins College and her Masters of Music Therapy from Illinois State University. She is a board-certified music therapist, specializing in work with children who have diagnoses on the autism spectrum. Rachel created the music therapy program at the Hope Institute for Children & Families in Springfield, Illinois, where she works full time in addition to maintaining a private practice.

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Greet Friend


Guest Chooses

Stay with Friend


Losing is OK

Talk on Topic


Take Turns


Play His Way

Eye Contact

Clean Up

Say Goodbye