“Social skills animation” is the materialization of an idea that emerged after many years of therapeutic experience as an Occupational Therapist working with children, adolescents and adults with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Day-to-day clinical experience has shown that the use of an optical system accelerates the learning process as it makes it a more “relevant” to the client with accelerated results. Witnessing the progress in my clients is the reason I started using optical system as a primary resource in my sessions in order to achieve therapeutic goals.
After attending educational programs with emphasis on Social Stories, comic strips and Video Modeling, an idea emerged to encapsulate, in a simple and quick way, all these practices in animation. Animation provides a way to implement these practices, in a more appealing and effective way to the ones we treat.
As the coordinator of the outpatient clinical center “Ekkinisi” and with the help of the multidisciplinary team (psychologist, speech therapists, occupational therapists, special educators, child psychiatrists), this idea came to life. After three years of the team’ s cooperation with computer programmers, cartoonists and animators, an interactive- ready to use- application “Social Skills Animation” was completed. “Social Skills Animation” is now available for all the popular operating systems (Windows, Mac, Andorid) with only a few system requirements.
This revolutionary application allows the user-therapist, with the use of a PC, Tablet or mobile phone, to transform very quickly a social story or a comic strip to animation and present it, instantaneously, to the person they are treating for targeted therapeutic reason.