Ann Ellison, MA BCBA, and Maria Brown, MS BCBA, presented “The Next Generation: Social Skills and Video Modeling in the Digital World” for the National Autism Society of America in Denver, CO, this week. They were honored to be selected from the hundreds of proposals that were submitted!
Key objectives of the presentation were:
- List essential features of effective social stories and video modeling
- Identify three digital tools which can be used to create a project
- Create a basic story board for a project
Social stories and video modeling can be used to teach, as well as reinforce, any skill area. At ELBS, we use these methodologies to develop social/ communication skills, functional/academic skills, and employment skills, just to name a few.
As defined by Carol Gray (1991), Social Stories™:
- Teach new behavior or strengthen existing behaviors
- Define expected behaviors (social rules)
- Explain the behavior of others (perspective)
- Present information in a concrete, literal way
- Support sequencing, organization, and planning
- Provide structure to unknown situations
As part of the presentation, Ann and Maria will discuss how to develop a social story, take effective videos, and develop tutorials. Their motto is: “Be inspired… Create, share, and teach!”
If you would like to view their entire presentation, click here: Denver.