[Follow THIS LINK HERE to another blog post which explains in detail about using YouTube videos in counseling with young people on the autism spectrum]
How to save YouTube videos to your own computer:
There are various free online services for this. The one I use is keepvid.com. I have used it about a hundred times and it has performed flawlessly. Follow the steps below in the order I present them.
Once you have taken these steps, the video is in your computer. I often edit the videos at this point if I am going to use them a lot, to get to the “good parts” you want to use for your counseling and teaching.
How to make the videos loud enough to hear
Computers, especially laptops, have weak speakers. A problem that often comes up with playing back videos on a computer, especially if you have a large group or a class, is inadequate volume. I am happy to report that there is a small, cheap product out there that really does the job. You plug it into your computer, and it recharges its batteries. It has a volume control. It can make your laptop loud enough for a small classroom. The laptop picture at the top of this blog post has the Kinovo speaker attached.