Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Mission to Earth 2: Behind the Scenes
I took some time from my packing and finished up a web site about "Mission to Earth 2: Tom Helps Me," the film Steven and I worked on together this year.
The site documents the process Steven and I went through to produce this film. Work at The Center for Neurobiological and Neurodevelopmental Health demonstrates that Autistic students respond favorably to "social therapy" modeled around Lego stop-motion film projects. This was such a project and it produced wonderful results.
I hope the site inspires other educators working with students on the Autism Spectrum to develop similar projects with their own students to tap the creativity and humor many of these students have.