Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Director: Chris Sanborn
Genres: Educational, Exercise & Fitness
As seen on abc7 Eyewitness News! — NEUROPLASTICITY through SENSORY INTEGRATION — "Joanne Lara knows that the brain needs the body to move. In this DVD she gives the gift of her artful knowledge to children with autism, helpi... more »
Misleading Title and Cover
Kari, Pediatric Occupational Therap | Santa Monica, CA | 03/14/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Professionally working with autistic children everyday, I originally was excited when I ordered this video, however I was quickly disappointed upon watching it. The entire video is just not appropriate or engaging for children with autism. Each "aerobic" section is 2-3 adults doing a sequence of steps that would be difficult for an autistic child to follow, as none of the steps are broken down and actually taught to the children. The instructor is monotone and has a flat affect, as well as the music is NOT enticing. Lastly, the cover of the DVD makes one think that there is going to be children dancing and having fun in the video, however those 3 children don't exist in the video. I do not recommend this video...especially for children with autism!"
David M. Ducharme | Canada | 06/19/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I am having a hard time with the fact that I spent $35 with shipping for this DVD. My daughter has autism and she is 4. This is basically an aerobics video. Nothing to attract her attention at all. I cannot believe this is what the video is.
I'm wondering if all of the postitive feedback is from the same person."
The program works
D. Silberstein | Los Angeles, CA | 04/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Aut-Erobics is a useful companion in educational programs for children with autism. The exercises help children be more alert and self directed, encourages self-awareness, and when children move together like this, they genuinely appear happier. After engaging in the exercises students appear better able to focus on academic skills. I don't think that one would necessarily put on the DVD every time while students watch it and do the exercises. It seems that educators and special education service providers, parents as well, could learn the scenarios from the DVD and then create their own music dance program suitable for their own students or child. As a school psychologist who collaborates with teachers, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists, I recommend this DVD as part of a contemporary progressive program."