I am a Speech and Language Pathologist who has been fortunate enough to have had experience using The Gemiini Program. I began using it with my students with Autism Spectrum Disorder almost 3 years ago. Most were nonverbal and displayed significant behaviors. While using the program I immediately noticed better attention and increased vocalization. Since that time, I started working at another Charter School for students with ASD. When the COVID-19 school shutdown occurred, we were forced to figure out and learn how to best educate and service our students remotely. I immediately thought of Gemiini and discussed it with the director. I contacted Gemiini and explained our predicament and my goal to facilitate therapy using Gemiini as a tool. It was THE BEST decision I ever made. To be able to connect to my parents and students through this distance learning platform was amazing! Not only were the parents excited, but it turned out the therapists on my team were too. The training for the team was all online and seamless. Onboarding students was effortless. It was easy to select the videos and assignments and align them with the student’s IEP goals. Training, collaborating with and supporting the parents was easy to do remotely and made all the difference in the world. All students were given this opportunity- but only the ones who consistently engaged and participated made the progress. So easy for everyone- just click play and run the videos assigned. Whether the child watched intently or just listened to it while it played, progress was made. Data was easily gotten when the parents tested at the end of each video. I could monitor progress daily. I would then add or modify the assignments based on progress. The feedback I continue to get from the families is ALL POSITIVE. Live 1:1 or group instruction via distance learning proved everything I was hearing- nonverbal students were now verbal thanks to Gemiini in the home:
Some making sounds, some making words and some making SENTENCES!
Decreases in echolalia. Increases in ability to answer questions. All were participating, attending and having fun. The parents have never been happier. They claim without Gemiini their children would not have progressed at the rate they did.
I have continued to use it for distance learning this summer and look forward to using it again when school opens in August- either remotely, in person or a hybrid approach. It is too easy NOT to use, and the results are undeniable.
Gemiini has never ceased to amaze me. Thank you Gemiini!