The Transporters official site
Summary of the show from the site:
The Transporters is a world of imaginary toy vehicle characters who have emotional experiences and adventures. It aims to help children enhance their understanding of the causes of emotions and of emotional expressions.
There are eight characters in the series, all toy vehicles with their own personalities and function. They are part of a toy set in a child’s bedroom; an environment that is designed to be predictable (since children with autism love predictability) but not distracting.
The characters come to life when their owner, Jamie, goes off to school in the morning. A narrator, popular actor Stephen Fry, helps children to focus on the facial expressions, rather than watching the characters talking. In the series, human figures are shown as static plastic toys in a deliberate attempt to keep human action simple and to avoid the type of movement (animated motion) that children with autism turn away from.
The series was created especially for children with autism spectrum conditions (autism for short) who find it hard to recognise causes of emotion and facial expressions of emotion.
You can watch episode 1 on the site now, there'll be 15 episodes in total. It's all cgi'd and it is narrated by Stephen Fry who provides voices for all the characters. When the characters speak their mouths do not move, just their facial expressions change as that is what the child with autism must focus on. After watching an episode it is recommended for parents, carers and teachers to have the child take part in the episode quiz which ranges in ability levels and will quiz the child on the character's facial expressions, emotions etc. There are also downloadable education packs on the site and the research behind the show is also available on there.
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