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Melissa M. Root

Melissa M. Root, PhD is president and owner of the behavior-change consulting firm Root Success SolutionsTM LLC and is a certified school psychologist in Connecticut. Dr. Root developed the RootSuccess™ Video Self-Modeling Learning System, which includes in-depth trainings as well as optional coaching and technology supports in order to ensure and sustain success with video self-modeling. Dr. Root is co-author of Picture Perfect: Video Self-Modeling for Behavior Change, which is available from Pacific Northwest Publishing. She presents internationally on video self-modeling as an effective tool for positive behavior change. Dr. Root uses video self-modeling with children and adults to teach a wide range of positive behavioral goals. Dr. Root may be reached at root.success.solutions@gmail.com. Her website is www.rootsuccess.com.

Meltdowns: Video Self-Modeling to the Rescue!

Meltdowns: Video Self-Modeling to the Rescue! https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/video-self-modeling-to-the-rescue/

Does your child have a difficult time handling disappointment? Do seemingly simple requests turn into tantrums? Sometimes children learn one way to handle situations like this (i.e., meltdown) and have a very difficult time learning a new and better way to respond. It’s likely not enjoyable for you or your child when these situations arise, […]

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How to Improve Self-Help Skills With Video Self-Modeling

How to Improve Self-Help Skills With Video Self-Modeling https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/improving-skills-with-self-modeling/

Does your child need help brushing his/her teeth? Can your child wash his/her hands without help? Will your child do simple chores around the home, like making his/her bed, without your help? Assisting your child with these and other self-help tasks daily can often bring stress to your life. If you can teach your child […]

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Simple Ways To Improve Eating Habits When Your Child has ASD

Simple Ways To Improve Eating Habits When Your Child has ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-improving-autism-eating-habits/

Does your child only eat very specific foods? Are you concerned your child isn’t getting the right nutrition? Does your child gobble down his/her meal? A simple solution is available, and the only equipment you need is your smartphone or a tablet. The solution is video self-modeling (VSM), and it is proven to work with […]

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Easy Ways To Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-Modeling

Easy Ways To Help Your Child Socialize Using Video Self-Modeling https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/help-your-child-socialize-using-video-self-modeling

Is saying hello or waving “hi” hard for your child to do? Does your child ask you questions about something you shared with him/her? Will your child ask another child to play? These may be some of the challenges your child with autism faces every day, and they impact the ability to make friends. Thankfully, […]

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Simple Ways Video Self-Modeling Can Help Your ASD Child

Simple Ways Video Self-Modeling Can Help Your ASD Child https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/video-self-modeling-helps-asd/

Are you concerned that your child’s challenging behaviors are unchangeable? Are you worried there’s no way to teach your pre-verbal child? Do you have sleepless nights wondering if your child will ever socialize with peers? This may surprise you, but there’s a technique called video self-modeling that works through all of the challenges listed above […]

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