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Youcue Feelings

Using Online Videos for Social Learning

By Anna Vagin Phd

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Format: Paperback, 92 pages
Published In: United States, 25 March 2015
Feelings are a crucial element of social relationships, yet students with social learning challenges (some with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum, Social Communication Disorder or ADHD) frequently have limited understanding of emotions. Our goal for students with such challenges is for them to acquire social relationship skills that will improve their capacity for effective, fulfilling relationships with family members, people at their school or work, and members of their broader community. This is a large and complicated task. YouCue Feelings simplifies such learning using a relatively new form of storytelling - online videos - to accelerate learning about feelings and relationships. YouCue Feelings includes summaries and titles of 25 wonderful online, easily accessed videos. Each has been selected for its portrayal of rich social relationships and crucial social learning concepts. YouCue Activities, done in conjunction with video viewing, make up the core of the YouCue Feelings program. These activities range from simple drawing projects or discussions about the characters in a YouTube video, to more sophisticated activities such as building connections between the social learning concepts in videos and what happens in a student's everyday life. There 25 activities in Level 1, focusing on the characters in the videos. Level 2 contains 25 additional activities that use video viewing to jumpstart discussions about the student's own emotional experiences. In this first book of a series, author Anna Vagin, PhD, draws on her thirty years of experience working with children to show therapists, teachers, and parents how to support elementary and middle school students in building their emotional vocabulary, tracking changes in feelings over time, and increasing their ability to reflect on their own emotional experiences. YouCue Feelings guides students in thinking about, talking about, and ultimately, practicing important social learning ideas in their everyday lives.

About the Author

Anna Vagin, PhD, is a licensed speech/language pathologist with over 30 years experience. Currently in private practice in Marin County, she provides individual sessions and social learning groups to families and children 6 months through college age. Her particular interest is using media to support social thinking in students with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD/ADD, and Anxiety Disorder, or who have social learning challenges. Dr. Vagin received her doctorate from UC Berkeley and SFSU, writing her dissertation on the subject of mother-child interaction in children with cleft lip and palate. Her particular areas of study were attachment theory, early child language, and cranio-facial disfigurement. She studied mother-child interaction with Anne Fernald, PhD at Stanford University's Center for Infant Studies. She provides consultation to parents and schools, and is a frequent speaker in the US and Canada on topics related to social cognition. She is the author of Movie Time Social Learning (2012) and YouCue Feelings: Online Video Viewing for Social Learning (2015).

EAN: 9781507654941
ISBN: 1507654944
Publisher: Createspace
Dimensions: 22.61 x 14.99 x 0.76 centimetres (0.19 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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