To Whom It May Concern,
As the rates of autism skyrocket globally, traditional therapy methods struggle to keep up with demand. Researcher conclusively report that 25 hours per week of therapy is crucial to achieving optimal gains in early intervention, but few children are able to receive this benchmark due to multiple variables.
Decades of published peer reviewed research in video modeling show it to be an effective modality to bridge this gap in care. In fact, several studies point to video modeling being even more effective than live modeling in many areas. Gemiini is unique in the field of video modeling in its breadth of content, its delivery method and the research which supports it.
As the population of our autistic community ages, it is essential that curriculum and tools are created which are age and ability appropriate. Most technology or applications (apps) are geared specifically and solely for children 6 years old or younger. Gemiini’s vast content library contemplates this older population and delivers robust curriculum through the teen years and beyond.
Many of our rural families have less than optimal Internet services, and others are facing financial challenges and thus do not have Internet at home at all. Gemiini’s platform accounts for these potential obstacles by an app that allows the video content to be downloaded onto a device and used offline.
As Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Health Services in Phoenix, we are seeing this gap in care due not only to the shortage of trainer professionals, but also to geographic constraints. Thousands of children and young adults in Arizona go without consistent services. We are pleased to be entering into a pilot with Gemiini to bring video modeling to these individuals. Care will be overseen via teletherapy and parental training by our clinicians on a monthly basis. We believe that the pairing of Gemiini with trained support is the way of the future and the best hope to serve the entire community.
Dr. Bryan Davey, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA
Chief Executive Officer
Touchstone Health Services