What is Video Modeling?

What is Video Modeling?

Video modeling is a teaching method that is a form of observational learning. Language and desired behaviors are learned by watching a video demonstration and then imitating the behavior.

Conventional wisdom says that if a child hasn’t made progress in speech by six years old, he or she will probably never talk. Video Modeling can blast through language plateaus and get children making gains again at any age.

How is Video Modeling Used?

  1. The child watches a video that demonstrates a skill or word.
  2. After watching multiple repetitions of the video, the child might begin to imitate the skill or word. It is helpful for everyone around the child to encourage this imitation. Saying the word along with the video or performing the task with the child helps to generalize the video.
  3. Use the learned topics in everyday life so the child can utilize it in his/her normal environment. This requires a lot of practice and praise. If your child is learning the word "dog," go to the pet store, find a dog, point and say, "DOG!"

How is Gemiini's Discrete Video Modeling different?

Laura Kasbar, founder of Gemiini, spent 17 years developing the specific modeling method call Discrete Video Modeling (DVM). It has been shown to be 300% more effective at teaching language than standard video modeling. -View the abstract of the study here.


Discrete Video Modeling Method simplifies concepts and breaks down information into understandable and digestible bites making it an optional solution for people with special needs.

How can you harness the power of Discrete Video Modeling?

With a Gemiini subscription, you'll receive access to over 80,000 powerful DVM videos. From beginning imitation skills to advanced vocabulary, almost any therapy video you can imagine is right at your finger tips. 

We even have a feature where you can upload and store your own video clips and create your own personal video modeling library!

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