Top 10 YouTube Videos for Social Learning

March 12, 2019

Hello SLPs! I hope you're having a great week.

 

Today's guest contributor is Anna Vagin, PhD. Currently in private practice, Anna provides individual sessions and social learning groups to families and children 6 months through young adulthood. Her particular interest is using media to support social thinking in students with diagnoses such as ASD, ADHD, NVLD, Language Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Social Communication Disorder or Twice Exceptional. She provides consultation to parents and schools, and is a frequent speaker in the US and Canada on topics related to social cognition. Recipient of the CSHA District 1 Outstanding Achievement Award, she is the author of Movie Time Social Learning (2013) and YouCue Feelings: Using Online Videos for Social Learning (2015).

 

She has also appeared on a guest of Char Boshart's podcast, The Speech Link. Here are Anna's courses featured on SpeechTherapyPD.com:

 

 

1. Turn it On! Using Media As Social Learning Material (.1 ASHA CEU)

 

2. Assumed Knowledge: Strengthening the Core of Social Cognition (.6 ASHA CEU)

 

3. YouTube for Social Learning: Teaching the Complexities if Cooperation (.1 ASHA CEU)

 

These courses are included in the Professional Subscription for $189/year. 

 

And now... Here are the Top 10 You Tube Videos For Social Learning, By Anna Vagin! Enjoy. :)

Wow! What a terrific year it has been for fabulous videos that we can use to support social learning! These are ALL NEW, never been on one of my lists before! As always, please preview CAREFULLY to make sure they are a good fit for your particular students. Remember, many of these provide fabulous material to use when working on narrative. These are in no particular order. Enjoy!

 

Joy and Heron by Passion Pictures

 

At first glance, yes, a fabulous, lovely story. But digging deeper it’s fantastic for practice on perspective taking! All the characters have different goals and feelings, so get your sticky notes ready. Also wonderful for narrative, as well as demonstrating that sometimes we change our mind about what we think and how we feel about others

 

Game Changer by Aviv Mano

Love, love, love this video! Terrific for girls to watch, but boys will enjoy it also. Ranges of feelings, inference leading to plans, demonstration of resilience – it’s all here! Great animation, great feelings, great story.

 

Allisk8r by Anna Prado

Terrific for the right (older) audience, so make sure you preview in its entirety before showing. I use this video to jump start discussions about a common experience (especially for some of our students) - that everyone is saying NO! Staying regulated, flexible thinking, and a somewhat surprise ending. Check it out!  

 

Off the Hook by Andreas Rossides & Kaitlyn Landry

What happens when a busy Dad takes his daughter to the zoo? Well, if she wants to explore and have fun she will have to find someone to take her place on that little leash Dad is walking her on. Feelings, inference, perspective taking – and overall fun!

 

Rupee Run by Tarun Lak

Who will get that rolling rupee – the chimp or the boy? Or will they work something out by chance? And who is that lovely girl who shows up half way through? Wait, is that a tail she has? Bet you want to watch this one right now to find the answers…

 

Clean Cut by Soo Choi & Nancy Jing

Don’t you wish you lived in a house shaped like a sewing machine? Grandma has taught the scissors to cut on lines, but poor scissors takes this instruction to heart in a “black and white” sort of way. Uh-oh! But it’s okay – the tomato is there to help out.

 

Fairness by Long Story Shortz

Fair means not the same for everyone. This video is a terrific example. Visually uncluttered, it’s great for pausing to identify thoughts and feelings. A video doesn’t need to be complicated to get the point across.

 

Pip by Southeastern Guide Dogs

 

Poor Pip is struggling in Guide Dog School – it’s hard to make mistakes and feel like everyone is better at something than you are. But in the end, he finds a way to show his skills and surprise everyone, maybe even himself.

 

 

 

 

Motorbike by Ari Gibson & Jason Pamment

Another one for those scientists in your caseload. Watch it, and then get your students observing each other to see how similar we are in our social behavior and expression of emotions.

 

Peck Pocketed by Kevin Herron

This crafty bird wants to upgrade his nest. Super facial expressions reflecting his feelings and plans make it perfect for thought bubbles. But watch out – there is a tussle over some underwear, so preview VERY carefully….

 

Want more activities to use with these videos and even more YouTube recommendations?

 

 

Follow @anna_vagin on Twitter, or check out my books:

 

YouCue Feelings: Using Online Videos for Social Learning on Amazon, OR my website: www.socialtime.org

 

Movie Time Social Learning on Amazon OR www.socialthinking.com

 

You can subscribe to my YouTube channel and view videos I post about using YouCue Feelings: go to YouTube.com

 

 

Learn more about using these videos with Anna's course offerings:

 

1. Turn it On! Using Media As Social Learning Material (.1 ASHA CEU)

 

2. Assumed Knowledge: Strengthening the Core of Social Cognition (.6 ASHA CEU)

 

3. YouTube for Social Learning: Teaching the Complexities if Cooperation (.1 ASHA CEU)

 

These courses are included in the Professional Subscription for $189/year. 

 

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