Don’t forget to look under the other three Social Thinking titles.
! SUGGESTION ! It is always wise to preview any video prior to using it in a lesson.
12/2010 Geico commercials I love these! I can see using them in social thinking groups and talking about what unthinkable they are.
i-movies -ASD students using a webquest http://www.edina.k12.mn.us/concord/services/specialed/anderson/webquest/introwq.htm
4/8/10- Videos from England to help children deal with doctor visits and other anxieties http://www.animalagentz.com/home.aspx
3/26/10-Check out Arthur on PBS- Arthur and his pals will make a new friend, Carl, who has Asperger Syndrome. Another great way to teach kids about awareness and compassion! New season begins on April 5th. Here is a preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0TyHLWEhII
3/26/10- Video about a high school that caters specifically to kids with Asperger’s. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/assignment_7&id=7349100
Check out this great Superflex video created by 4th grade students in Virgina: http://www.chesterfield.k12.va.us/Schools/Greenfield_ES/home.html
I have used the Cars movie to work on social thinking skills for friendship, bullies, etc. Here is a clip from YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntqlqgiPwuw
2/28/10– Once in a while you run across commercials or YouTube videos that just make you laugh or if you are a SLP you find ways to use them as an activity lesson! Here are some I’ve found
- Double Check Commercials (State Farm): Great for talking about reading messages through non-verbal expressions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyPx40OGZB4
- Great commercial about Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head which can be used for a variety of social thinking lessons: emotions, non-verbal language, perspective taking, etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV–ISqrMLs
Mr. Bean– I have often used the Mr. Bean DVDs for lessons. He is a great resource to use for working on: body language, what is he thinking and expected vs unexpected. You can find many episodes on YouTube here is one- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4cmrMJul1g
Wallace and Gromit- I have often used the Wallace and Gromit DVDs for lessons too for the same reasons as listed under Mr. Bean. Try a search on YouTube for Wallace and Gromit movies and you will find many options. Here is one clip on YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f26RyV8F0U
3rd Rock from the Sun– STRONG SUGGESTION: You NEED to preview before using any clips in lessons due to some adult content or innuendoes. This sitcom is about a group of extraterrestrials on an expedition of what they consider to be the least important planet, Earth (the 3rd Rock from the Sun), while posing as a human family of four, to observe human beings. This one I have not used at the elementary level due to content and limited availability but now YouTube has it on their site. Here is one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugKcTAuCcyg
Wall-E is a movie that has very little talking. I have used this movie to work on non-verbal language.
Be sure to check out Jill Kuzma’s site for other videos- http://jillkuzma.wordpress.com/youtube-video-links-for-social-skills/