Special Kids a Video Modelling Therapy Program

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On a trip to my favorite video store, a 4 DVD boxed set series called Special Kids caught my eye. This boxed set contains 8 shows. 2  30 minute shows per DVD. I was initially quite skeptical as to how a video would be able to help a child with special needs and decided to do more research.

After reading up on the videos, I discovered that the videos were made by an award winning writer who is also the father of a child with special needs.  I also learned that Special Kids speech and skill building video programs are being used in 30 countries and 500 US school systems.

Special Kids speech and skill building video programs have been demonstrated to help many visual learners acquire verbal, reading, writing, academic, motor, play, self-help, social and interactive skills.

Special Kids 30-minute programs utilize concept-to-language association, object-to language association, action-to-language association, labeling, sequencing, modeling and generalization .  These video methods  are now proven effective in numerous university and hospital sponsored studies of high-visual special needs audiences.

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In the U.S. these videos are being sold from John Sprecher’s website for USD 29.95 (or Php 1221.96)  per video without taxes or shipping .  The whole set alone would cost you USD 239.6 (or Php 9775.68).  In the Philippines, the original boxed set would only cost you four hundred pesos (Php 400.00).  At 4% of the original USD price, this boxed set is a bargain.

Here are summaries of the videos included in the boxed set:

The Alphabet

Goals: Communications, Academics, Motor
Feature Running Time Approx 30 Minutes ” Color
**Available only in DVD**

You’ll Learn Everything From A to Z! How do we talk and write and read? We use words – and the 26 great letters of the alphabet are how we make them! Join John and learn everything from A to Z! Upper case letters. Lower case letters. How to say them. How to write them. And how letters take on meaning and become words! Speech, labeling, writing, reading, generalization and association to words.

Body Parts & Grooming

Goals: Self-Help, Communications, Social, Motor
Feature Running Time Approx 30 Minutes
**Available only in DVD**

Do you know how to wash your hands, brush your teeth and comb your hair? Join John and learn all about your body and how to keep it clean. From head to toe, you’ll see that boys and girls aren’t all that different as you learn to bathe, shower, wash hair, brush teeth, even trim nails! Speech, labeling, writing, reading, sequencing, modeling, generalization, and association to objects and actions.

Getting Ready

Goals: Self-Help, Communications, Motor, Social
Feature Running Time Approx 30 Minutes
**Available only in DVD**

It’s fun to get ready for the day. Do you know how to do it? Join John and get ready, get set and go! You’ll learn to care for yourself: how to bathe, shower, brush teeth and comb hair. Then you’ll learn how to dress yourself (and undress), with emphasis on tying, buckling, zipping and buttoning. Speech, labeling, writing, reading, sequencing, modeling, generalization, and association to objects and actions.

Things in a Day

Goals: Social, Communications, Play, Motor
Feature Running Time Approx 30 Minutes
**Available only in DVD**

There are lots of great things to enjoy every day, from family and friends, to food and fun! Join John and learn all about them. You’ll discover things around your house. You’ll learn important things: telling time, answering a telephone, buckling a seatbelt. Plus you’ll do lots of fun things, too. Speech, labeling, writing, reading, sequencing, modeling, generalization, and association to objects, actions and concepts.

A Day at School

Goals: Social, Communications, Motor, Play
Feature Running Time Approx 30 Minutes
**Available only in DVD**

What’s a typical day at school like? There’s a lot to do and it’s a lot of fun! Join John and learn the alphabet, numbers, spelling, reading and writing. You’ll sing a song, watch kids color pictures and play at recess. Plus you’ll learn how to behave…from getting on the bus, to sitting quietly, to raising your hand or waiting your turn. Speech, labeling, writing, reading, sequencing, modeling, generalization, and association to objects, actions and concepts.

Shapes & Colors

Goals: Communications, Early Academics, Play, Motor
Feature Running Time Approx 30 Minutes
**Available only in DVD**

The world is full of great shapes and beautiful colors! Join John and learn circles, squares, triangles, stars and more shapes, plus reds, greens, blues, yellows and more colors. Trace your favorite shapes! Color your favorite colors! Then show what you’ve learned by identifying each one. Speech, labeling, writing, reading, generalization and association to objects

Animals, Birds & Fish

Goals: Early Academics, Play, Motor
Feature Running Time Approx 30 Minutes
**Available only in DVD**

Dogs and birds make great pets, but not elephants or sharks or tigers! Join John and meet the many cool creatures that share our world inside our house, up in the air, sown on the farm, deep in the ocean or the jungle. Plus you’ll learn many animal sounds, from moos to meows! Speech, labeling, writing, reading, generalization and association to objects.

Spelling

Goals: Early Academics, Play, Motor
Feature Running Time Approx 30 Minutes
**Available only in DVD**

Words are our great friends and helpers – because when we use words, we communicate! Join John and learn how to spell an alphabet-full of wonderful words. You’ll read and write and say words, create sentences from words and discover how sentences make a story! Speech, labeling, writing, reading, generalization and association to objects.

Special Kids is the only video modeling therapy programs in the world specifically created and produced for children and teens with all types of developmental, cognitive and learning disabilities

Special Kids is available at all Astrovision/Astroplus branches. Please call branches for availability. As this is a sale item, stocks may be limited.

Astroplus SM North EDSA  9201531

Astroplus SM Makati 8182382

Astroplus SM Mall of Asia 5560080

Astroplus SM Megamall 6331707

Astrovision Ermita 5363228

Astrovision Festival Mall 8503978

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4 Responses to Special Kids a Video Modelling Therapy Program

  1. michaelben10 says:

    Teacher Steph, got a copies of Special Kids’ videos some six years ago and LittleM benefited a lot from Mr. John and his son Eric’s lessons.

  2. Mitzie Flores says:

    I would really like to get a copy of this DVD for my 6 year old son. Please help. 🙂

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