Supporting Special Education Through ClassHook

ClassHook strives to accommodate a variety of learners and their needs. We want to assist all students in their learning process whether it is through our educational clips that teach social-emotional learning or through our video features that can be adjusted to suit the needs of students with learning disabilities. ClassHook has been beneficial in helping children with autism, children with speech-sound difficulties, and students with other challenges.

In special needs classrooms, educators face several challenges. They may have difficulties in creating an engaging learning experience for their students, and it may also be difficult for them to attend to all the individual needs of their students. With the help of ClassHook, there are many ways that educators can support their students’ engagement and enhance the cognitive, social, and behavioral skills of their students. 

We have highlighted 6 benefits of using ClassHook to support students with learning disabilities.

Improve Speech Skills with Vocabulary Finder

A proprietary feature that ClassHook offers is the Vocabulary Finder. This feature makes it easy for educators, paraprofessionals, and speech pathologists to teach new words, enunciation, and real-world applications of words. The Vocabulary Finder can also help students in language processing, as students can know exactly how the word is pronounced from viewing the clips.

Teach Social-Emotional Learning with Clips

We have a wide selection of clips from popular movies and TV shows that you can use to teach social and emotional learning. We’ve aligned our videos to CASEL’s Core SEL Competencies, so it’s easy to find clips on important skills such as Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision Making, Self-Awareness, Self-Management, and Social Awareness.

Here are three clips to get you started!

The Big Bang Theory – Taking turns in conversation

In this clip, students can see how taking turns in conversations, and listening to others can help them solve problems through communication. This clip can also be a fun introduction to an activity where students talk with a partner.

Seinfeld – Respecting personal space 

This clip shows students why they should be mindful of personal space. It raises their attention to social awareness because they can see how others feel when their personal space is invaded.

Mary and Max – Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome

This clip is great for educating students about what a person goes through if they have Asperger’s Syndrome and building empathy for those who experience this disability. This clip can also be a source of comfort for students with Asperger’s Syndrome so they know that they are not alone.

Maintain Student Engagement with Playlists

Our team has put together playlists of clips related to Social Emotional Learning and Speech Language Pathology. Are your students interested in a particular topic? You can personalize your clip selection with ease by creating your own original playlists to keep your students engaged during your lessons.

Support Learners’ Needs with the Closed Captioning/Subtitle Setting 

For visual supports or for students who are hard of hearing, on each of our clips, we have closed captioning on all of our videos for students to follow along.

Enhance Information Processing by Adjusting Clip Speed

For students who have difficulty processing information and need to watch clips at a slower pace, there is a feature on ClassHook to adjust the video’s speed. This feature is also helpful for users with speech impediments who are learning to pronounce certain words. They can analyze the speaker’s mouth movements and understand how to use those words in a sentence.

Make Concept Comparisons with Clip Comparisons

Clip Comparisons are great for introducing concepts such as emotion recognition and social norms. Viewers can observe and compare prosocial behaviors through selected clips, and even differentiate the consequences of positive or negative behaviors. It can also be used to display specific annunciation for syllables, such as comparing the “th-” sound and the “ch-” sound.

With ClassHook, educators supporting students with learning disabilities have more ways to develop connections through their students’ interests. As the world becomes more digitized, incorporating technology into academic and social-emotional curriculum becomes increasingly relevant. ClassHook provides educators an opportunity to enhance the student learning experience with clips that illustrate valuable lessons.

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