Hi, I'm Anthea Naylor.
Educator, Consultant, Trainer and Lecturer Melbourne University.
I am passionate about the experience of opening up possibilities for our tricky kids and their families through Video Self Modelling.
With qualifications in Education, Primary Teaching, Educational Research, and Special Education, along with hands on experience working with a diverse range of children, schools and organisations, I have experienced remarkable results using Video Self Modelling (VSM), as an effective evidence-based intervention for students with autism, Challenging behaviours, and disabilities.
Through sharing my experience and success stories, I have had the privilege of training over 50 schools and organisations within Australia, the UK and the USA, which has allowed me to expand my understanding of different school and organisational cultures.
Working closely with my mentor and world-leading Video Self Modelling researcher Dr. Tom Buggey, I have also been invited as a Key Note Speaker and Presenter in Australia, UK and the USA.
As Dr. Peter Dowrick says, "Video Self Modelling works beyond the child's capacity but NOT beyond their possibility."
Teaching a skill that is possible but they are not capable of yet through Video Self Modelling has driven my passion; to Educate, Consult, Train and Lecture in this subject matter and methodology.
My passion is seeing our tricky kids, their families and communities who were experiencing real difficulty come together to develop supportive, collaborative relationships that challenge one another to open up possibilities, come and learn Video Self Modelling, and see their children transform the basic behaviours we take for granted when other methods have had limited effect.
I now work with Schools, Communities, Professionals, Parents and of course those tricky kids through my VSM online courses, Workshops, Events and Speaking Engagements.
I am currently a Doctorate of Education candidate at the University of Melbourne. My research area is in building parent capacity through VSM for kids with complex behavioural and communication challenges.
How can we show kids their greatness?
Authentic and Enthusiastic
I cannot express the buzz around this place after yesterday. I had many, many staff say to me that it was the best professional development that had EVER attended, and this was some from very experienced and long-standing teachers – high praise indeed!
Feedback was resoundingly positive, in particular that it was our students that you were talking about; that you are an ‘on the ground’ special ed practitioner, and that it was delivered in a real way, authentically and enthusiastically. And as for the content – it was just SO EXCITING & INSPIRING!
Former Principal - Suneden School South Australia
Passionate and Engaging
I have been extremely fortunate to have worked with Anthea Naylor in a classroom setting and have seen first-hand the remarkable results that she has achieved with her students using VSM . Through Anthea’s passion and belief that all people have the ability to learn, she has developed a highly successful teaching method that is incredibly engaging and user friendly for both staff and students.
Disability Service Coordinator/ Parent
Creative & Efficient
It is wonderful when practice intersects with research and that is what is happening in Victoria Australia. Anthea Naylor is using self-modeling in creative and effective ways. The first is making videos of individual children performing slightly beyond their present levels. This is the classic form of VSM we usually see in research. A behavior is selected and the teachers, parents, and therapists decide on the way to capture footage to make it appear that children are acting in an advanced way (having them role play, imitate, or using "creative" editing). She's used it for language, socialization, and even physical challenges. Anthea also uses VSM for priming in her classroom. During transitions a short video is played of appropriate behavior and the activity in the next class making transitions go much more smoothly.
VSM Lead Researcher - Tennessee USA