Intricate Minds III: Understanding Elementary School Classmates Who Think Differently - Video

The Puberty Video for Boys with Asperger Syndrome

RECOMMENDED BY THE SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL.  From Reviews: ...presented with compassion and humor...superb introduction to the challenges faced by children with neurobiological challenges...important and effective...perfect for the elementary classroom...a great resource...



Audience: Elementary school classmates and teachers of students who have neurological differences.


INTRICATE MINDS III* features interviews with elementary school students who describe how their neurological conditions make them think and act differently.  They talk about how they are treated -- and how they want to be treated. This program helps classmates accept and support others they may have been inclined to ignore or tease.  


*Please note: This program is very similar to "INTRICATE MINDS II: Understanding Elementary School Classmates with Asperger Syndrome."  This version includes some different narration and additional interviews that make it applicable to both Asperger Syndrome and a range of conditions such as Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder and more.   While many schools purchase both programs, parents usually only need one or the other.  

Subtitles:  The DVD offers optional English or Spanish subtitles.  


Length: 18 minutes


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School Library Journal 

Presented with compassion and humor, this live-action production offers a superb introduction to the challenges faced by children with neurobiological challenges…Children aged 8 to 12 speak out about their challenges as well as their own exceptional abilities… Teasing and bullying are briefly addressed, and positive alternatives are encouraged. This film will help youngsters understand the reasons why some classmates might act differently from their peers and foster acceptance.

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