Help with Autism, Down Syndrome & other Special Needs; The TV Teacher Releases Its Newest Program!

Thursday, August 14, 2008 General News J E 4
ATLANTA, Aug. 14 The TV Teacher, LLC(TM) announces therelease of its third DVD: "Strokes, Shapes & Scenes"(TM). This new,innovative and fun educational video helps children learn pre-writing andcreative drawing.

"Most children with Autism really struggle with abstract thinking," saysSusan Ellis, co-creator and mother of two special needs children. "We havedeveloped a program that will spark that creative thought process using ourvideo-modeling technique and fun rhythmic songs. My own two sons (ages 4 & 7)would never sit and draw; and now, because of watching this video, it is theirFAVORITE thing to do! It produced better results than even I had thoughtpossible!"

"We're not just teaching shapes, but teaching how to recognize shapesaround us, how to draw the shapes, and how to think creatively to makepictures out of them! There is simply nothing like this on the market," saysMarnie Danielson, co-creator and occupational therapist.

The TV Teacher, LLC(TM), created by Ms. Ellis and Ms. Danielson, releasedthe first of a two DVD set called "Alphabet Beats"(TM) in 2006. It wasoriginally developed to help Ms. Ellis' son, Ryan, living with Autism, learnhow to write the alphabet. Their innovative approach helped Ryan learn how towrite a letter on his own within minutes, where "traditional" therapy had notproduced any results for years. Their multi-sensory program is now being usedin school systems and clinics across the country.

Strokes, Shapes & Scenes, is a unique program divided into threedevelopmental sections: one for "pre-writing" basic strokes; one for shapeswhich includes shape recognition, drawing the shapes, and creative thinking toexpand them into functional pictures; and the last section on scenes, whichencourages drawing items such as a house, trees, people, bikes, and more.

Shelby Nelson, an ABA Kindergarten teacher remarked, "Teaching childrenwith Autism to think creatively and be abstract can be a very difficult task-- it's like putting a square peg in a round hole. I've seen how well mystudents respond to their "Alphabet Beats" series and the video-modelingapproach. I can't wait to show them this new program!"

The TV Teacher's customized workbooks as well as demonstrations of thevideos are available at: The TV Teacher has beenfeatured on NBC,, Advance Magazine for Occupational TherapyPractitioners, Marietta Daily Journal, and Atlanta Parent magazine, as well asmany radio interviews across the country.

CONTACT: Susan Ellis - 770-313-3019 -

SOURCE The TV Teacher, LLC


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