Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Explaining Respect to Children with Autism

I love this video from you tube. Counselor Rob explains respect beautifully. He uses pictures, an expressive voice, and affirmation to explain to this somewhat abstract social concept.  He covers respecting places, things and people. Counselor Rob's speaking style is also perfect for children on the spectrum who have some trouble with receptive speech. He speaks slowly and clearly.

My son, C1, disliked Aretha Frankilin's song Respect, which I tried first when trying to teach him about respect. However, he liked and responded well to this video. He had no concept of what respect was until we covered it in home school last Spring. We just did a review this Fall after we got a new printer that he had trouble leaving alone. He is also nicer to one of his little brother's friends now too.

Thank you Counselor Rob!!!

5 comments:

Cassavaugh Family said...

This is a good one, so simple and positive. Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly Parker said...

This is great! I can't wait to show my 9 year old son tomorrow. Thank you. Respect is a tricky one to teach - he gets quite upset if he thinks I am angry with him, and it has been tough to keep him from getting upset as we've tried talking about respect.

Jodi said...

I can't wait to show this video to my little guy!

Catherine said...

Hello! I love the video. It is very clear and visual... I might use it with my students this year. Thank you for sharing!

Rachael said...

Great video, I agree with the others, simple and easy to understand. I also feel like the length of the video is just right for most small kids. Great job.