Sunday, February 23, 2014


Video modeling is an evidence-based practice that can be a powerful teaching strategy for children learning new skills. It can be effective for use from elementary through high school for some learners. It can be effective in developing skills in the following areas: behavior, play, social, communication and academics. Some children would benefit greatly by using these strategies at home and in school providing an advantage of teachers and parents/caregivers supporting the same skill development with the same expectations as the child imitates the skills that were watched on the video.
Mary Beth Rochin Palo is the Mom of a child with autism, founder of Watch Me Learn and creator of effective video-based instruction. For more information on the products she has created go to

For this month of February, 2014 Watch Me Learn has partnered with The Eating Game to bring parents and professionals a special giveaway offer. When you sign up to receive the free monthly Eating Game Newsletter you will be entered for the Feb 28th draw for a giveaway of the Classic Series Full Set of 5 Video Modeling DVDs. To view images from the videos click on the image for each product

The Eating Game Newsletter will come to you via email once a month providing news of recent research, information about Eating Game products including new developments, special diets and dietary considerations that help children with eating challenges, food preparation ideas to motivate picky eaters, recipes and more.

Each month in 2014 at EYECAN CREATIONS Publications we will feature a product that is beneficial to children/teens/young adults with developmental delays. At the end of the month one of our newsletter subscribers will be the lucky winner of a giveaway of our featured product.

In January, 2014 the winner of a Success Box and 120 laminated Boardmaker symbols and hook & loop fasteners was Ruth Winburn.

This month our winner will be announced on March 1 in our next issue of The Eating Game Advocate. It could be you if you sign up at . You will also be entered in draws every month throughout 2014. Good luck!


Do you have  an autistic/aspergers adult in your home who restricts what they eat and would benefit from a more varied, healthier diet? At the request of adults who wanted the benefits of The Eating Game but did not need the pictures EYECAN CREATIONS Publications developed the Eater's Choice Daily Meal Planners.
The first set of planners was for ages 14 - 18, 19 - 50 and 50+. Then a friend was interested in one for his 5 year old daughter who was very focused on reading and printing words. She used the food pictures in The Eating Game to find the foods, with words, she was looking for! It was a hit and she benefited from learning to make healthy food choices and expanding on the variety of foods she ate. So planners are now available for 4 - 8 and 9 - 13 year olds too. Some families work at meal planning together with perhaps one person using The Eating Game and others using Eater's Choice Meal Planners.
I believe very many on the spectrum self restrict their diets to a manageable number of foods they can keep track of so they always know what they will be eating - no surprises, less change to remember. This allows them to be in control too, which is something many on the spectrum struggle to do. With this planner they are very much in control and mealtime, planned ahead, becomes very predictable!
It is a dry erase reusable double sided chart.This is a sample picture of the planner that you can purchase from either as a ready to use product or you can download a digital copy to print yourself and laminate. Feel free to ask any questions you might have.
Males 19-50

If it would help we can offer extra resources: 1) a list of foods in the 4 food groups used in the Eating Game 2) pictures (with words) of the foods in The Eating Game. Just contact with your request via after you have made your purchase. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. It is always great to hear about everyone's success! Happy, healthy eating!