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Recommended Sets for Children With Autism & PDD
More Letters & E-mails from Parents, Teachers and Speech Therapists.
My wife and I purchased the entire Baby Bumble Bee series for our daughter who has been diagnosed with PDD / Autism. At age 2 and prior to purchasing these videos, she could say maybe 3 words. Now, at age 2 1/2,through these videos and a home based ABA program, she can say over 100 words and is well on her way to being"recovered." Our daughter can't get enough of these videos and always asks specifically for "Bee." The Baby Bumble Bee videos are amazing in the results they have produced in our daughter and well worth every penny. We highly recommend them.
- JB from Des Moines, IA
We have a six year old son who has autism. He was completely non-verbal until he was past his fourth birthday, despite help from early intervention, speech and language therapy through the hospital and occupational therapy. He was also attending a preschool for kids with disabilities. Many things came together to help Charlie learn language, one of them was the Baby Bumblebee tapes and later the DVDs. We started with them when he was much younger and when he finally did start talking many of the phrases were off of the tapes. At first it was just repeating what was said (echolalia), but later the words became meaningful to him. He has also learned to sight read all of those words and type many of them as well. It was with great foresight that you included the spelling for each of the words and concepts presented. One thing that I love is that while teaching kids with autism words is important, my son learned to express himself emotionally from your tapes. The emotions that he saw on Otis and Olivia at the Park were eye-opening to him. He loves that movie. Thanks for the videos. We keep buying them. This time I am buying the alphabet and phonics movie and the Opposites movie. Charlie has no concept of opposites yet and I am hoping that this will help him.
- Janet B. PA
My two year old son was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder this past summer and was almost nonverbal with only a few approximation of words. He was already receiving Early Intervention and making many strides in other areas yet he was still nonverbal. My husband came upon the Baby Bumble Bee web site and figured we would try anything. We ordered the 1st vocabulary Baby BumbleBee Video to see if he liked them. He not only loved them, within a few days of watching the video he was saying every word on that Volume,even without the verbal prompt and with our help he was carrying on those words to actual things in his environment. Henceforth we ordered the entire set and his vocabulary is kicking in full speed ahead. His Speech Therapist was amazed when she observed him watching the videos and repeating every word. Another wonderful aspect of the videos is that they depict many different pictures of each word. This helps children with PDD to learn to generalize. Thank You.
- Mary M. Wappinger Falls, NY
Dear Baby Bumble Bee,
I want to express my deepest gratitude to BabyBumble Bee. My 2 ½ year old son was diagnosed with PDD and had minimal speech.Thanks to speech therapy and your videos Tommy now has a vocabulary of over 150 words.
When I asked his speech therapist about these tapes she was very skeptical and said that these tapes seldom help,and it wasn't the answer. Well, she was wrong... Tommy talks more with your tapes than with his therapist. (Of course, she was shocked!) He not only learned his colors, but he learned opposites and action words. And the most beautiful thing is... He uses his words appropriately. He even learned how to nod his head to yes and no!!!
Thank you for helping us in one of our darkest moments and helping our child move ahead. If I can suggest one thing to the parents reading these reviews, give Baby Bumble Bee a chance. You won't regret it. There’s nothing like the feeling of hopelessness when it comes to not being able to help your children. This is one way you are able to help and get results. REAL RESULTS!! Please try it, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Thank you Baby Bumble Bee. Keep the tapes coming.
- Sue S. Whitestone, NY
I purchased your videos when I found out my daughter had PDD at two years of age. I was reluctant at first, but purchased the vocabulary building videos. She started out at two words and after watching them and purchasing action words she now has a vocabulary of over 100 words. She loves them and now comes tome and asks for them by name. How wonderful your products are and today I ordered your new releases and have about 11 videos now. Thank you so much, you have helped my child to better communicate with me and for that I will be forever grateful.
I just wanted to tell you how great your videos are. I am the mother of an Autistic 3 year old child. Recently I purchased all three volumes of the vocabulary builders. He has been watching them so much. He loves them! Since watching your videos his vocabulary has improved tremendously. I thank God for you and your company! I can hardly wait to purchase the other videos. My child's speech pathologist was also very impressed with the videos. By the way,he loves your videos as much as he loves Toy Story. No joke!! Thanks so much.
- Jennifer Las Vegas, NV
The Baby BumbleBee series has been a wonderful and essential tool in educating my autistic daughter. In addition to the limited vocabulary she has acquired it has helped her with appropriate play, interaction with other children and eye contact. The mesh of T.V., music, children at play, and repetition holds her attention so that now she repeats back every word on the Baby BumbleBee series.She even anticipates what is coming next! Thank you so much!!
- Eileen C. Idaho City, ID
Our son has autism and 8 months ago was nonverbal. We started with the numeracy video and when our son began counting everything, we knew we were onto something. We now have all 5 vocabulary builder and the sequencing videos, and Sam knows all the words and can identify them when we see them anywhere. Now we want more! Do you have any other videos? Because autism means he is a very visual learner,and, like any kid, learns well from repetition, videos are a GREAT way of learning. Please let us know; we'd love to test run anything you have in the works as well. Thank you again,
- Naomi from Maryland