Do you work with older (middle/high school and above) individuals with social and emotional challenges?
Are you familiar with Flummox and Friends?
No this isn’t an app, but an online show described as an offbeat, live-action comedy designed to help kids navigate the social and emotional world well worth mentioning. Created by Christa Dahlstrom, Writer/Producer and two SLP’s, Jordon Sadler and Liesel Wenske Hartman, this show depicts many of the social challenges faced with individuals with Autism and other’s with social and emotional challenges. The show is played as a Vimeo movie which played on my iPad and computer without any problems.
In the first Pilot: The Party, two scientists converse and plana party. If you work with individual with social and emotional challenges, you will identify with the differences in social interactions and characteristics that are hallmark to high functioning individuals with autism or other emotional difficulties. Real life performers portray the characters in the play. Here is the first Flummox and Friends show The Party episode:
I thought this was really a well done movie and enjoy watching it myself. As a teaching tool, this movie could be the springboard for many conversations to dissect components of social thinking and interactions.
The Party show is available to download with their “Take it with you” link for portability. Additional resources are also provided on the Flummox and Friends website:
- Extend the learning at home – provides a downloadable guide to parents for integrating ideas of the movie into activities and discussions at home.
- Extend the learning in the classroom – provides teachers and professionals a guide for ideas about integrating concepts of the show into the classroom.
Even if you do not have students who would benefit from this show, be entertained and watch it for yourself!
Thank you to Judy Olm, Autism Consultant, SLP for sharing this great resource!