Content Update | Kinesthetic Pronunciation
We're excited to announce the addition of Kinesthetic Pronunciation clips to the Gemiini library!
Kinesthetic learning takes place when we process new information by engaging in physical activity. Gemini's Kinesthetic Pronunciation clips incorporate kinesthetic learning by combining closeups of speech with live action generalizations of motor and vocal imitation.
Each of these clips:
models speech for an individual sound,
shows how that sound is produced in the context of the beginning of a word, and
motivates attempts at expressive speech through video modeling for an imitation activity.
At the beginning of each clip, a closeup models how to shape the mouth during production of an individual sound on its own and in the context of a full word. After the closeup, a short animation generalizes the meaning of the word and hooks the viewer's attention.
The clips close with a live action model of an activity where students imitate the sounds taught in the opening closeup and an action related to the spoken word.
These clips are great for encouraging expressive language and practicing articulation. Combining vocal imitation with physical movement makes speech practice playful instead of intimidating, and can be an effective technique for motivating your student to make more attempts at expressive speech.
We encourage you to watch these videos with your student and model the desired outcome. Copy the sounds and actions you see on the screen, and prompt your student to follow along.
We've uploaded at least one Kinesthetic Pronunciation clip for each sound in the English alphabet to Spoken Language → Articulation → Sounds. Follow the steps below to locate these clips in the Gemiini video builder:
- Log in to your Managing account.
- Select My Videos.
- Select Build New Video - Complete Library Access.
- Search for "kinesthetic pronunciation".
For questions about this content or other Gemiini features, please schedule a free call with one of our Product Specialists. If you're having technical trouble or need help getting started, check out the articles in our Knowledge Base. If you're looking for clips that don't exist on the site, please send a content request to firstname.lastname@example.org.