<a href="http://bgalephd.com/More/BMG_photos/BruceGalephoto_casual-low_res2.jpg">Click here to complete: Parent Intake-SCH</a> I'm a clinical psychologist in Los Angeles and have a small tech company through which I created online assessment and treatment tools for students. Below is a sample of one of the social skills programs I developed (did this page as an exericse during Macworld).

Bit of a warning. Many of my demos are set to begin automatically. Ideally, I should have put this on separate pages, but after all, this is a practice tutorial for me. You may need to go in and "pause" the animations, but having them on different pages is nice because the ones that take longer to load in can be doing that while you watch the first animation.


The purpose of this page is to show some of the animation projects my L.U.N.C..H. Groups have completed over the past few years.

2004 Child Program
This shows an introductory collaborative animation completed by 7-11 year olds with Asperger's, AHDHD, who have social challenges. They wrote the script and created the effects and actions. The program is an old PC/Mac piece of software called "Hollywood High." You can still purchase it (about $40) from Educate-me.net.
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2006 Child Program
Here we used Logitech Avatars software which comes free with their cameras (unfortunately only available on the PC, but works under BootCamp). The each child partiipated in telling a joke, which was converted to a script, then read their script in from of a group of 11 other students, who remained quiet while they were telling the joke. (This file may take a long time to load -- go have some coffee or tea and come back).
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They also did one on manners that I get a kick out of. Same scripting process, with some kids identified as "actors" while the others were the "audience." This past summer, we did a very sophisticated "bullying movie." I'll try to get them up on here too, because we expanded our original concept, with very impressive results.
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2006 Adolescent Program
Boy, they were tough!
These adolescents did the following projects. For the "L.U.N.C.H. Bird" they found the following silent animation, then created a script and sound effects. You'll hear a "buzzing" sound at the start of the video ("Sushi," one of group members - nicknames only - snuck a cell phone into the group meeting and it went off. Great example of executive functioning skills at work as they all controlled their desire to burst out laughing. "How to Order" is a nice example of post editing and what to do if the group gets bored and falls apart. I simply kept going and the process, as you'll see, brought them back on track. The final one shows a simple use of PowerPoint, creating a minor multimedia group collaborative project.
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So, this gives you an idea about some of the projects that can easily be done in groups. If you're curious how I use this, visit my two web sites, www.bgalephd.com or www.behtech.net. Having now been to my first Macworld conference and gaining new skills in podcasting and other areas, I'm sure we'll come up with something new to show -- Bruce